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Robin Van Persie Still the Premier League's Most Popular Shirt Name

Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring against Fulham during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 1, 2017

More Robin van Persie shirts were sold than any other Premier League player last season, according to the Premier League Season Review.

The Review adds that the Manchester United forward held off the Liverpool duo of Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez to reach the landmark.

Eden Hazard was next on the list, with new Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil rounding out the top 5.

A full list of the top 10, provided by the Daily Mail, presents a slight surprise: Shinji Kagawa makes the elite list.

Most Shirt Sales with Name on Back
1.Robin Van PersieManchester United
2.Steven GerrardLiverpool
3.Luis SuarezLiverpool
4.Eden HazardChelsea
5.Mesut OzilArsenal
6.Wayne RooneyManchester United
7.Sergio AgueroManchester City
8.Juan MataManchester United
9.Shinji KagawaManchester United
10.Frank LampardChelsea
Premier League Season Review

Kagawa's appearance, however, is a reflection of the pull the United playmaker has in Asia and not a reflection of an up-and-down season with his club.  

Suarez is sure to drop out of the list this season, having left for Barcelona, and the likes of Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas will be amongst the men to challenge for a spot on the next edition of the list.

[Premier League Season Review, h/t Daily Mail]

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