On Monday, Major League Soccer released their list of the 25 best-selling jerseys in the league so far this season, and it was no surprise who topped the list. Based on the MLS jerseys sold in the MLS Store, Lionel Messi tops the list as the best-selling jersey in the league.

He was joined by four of his teammates, including one who was a complete surprise on the list as Inter Miami controlled 20% of the entire Top 25. Luis Suárez came second behind Messi, with Jordi Alba in 18th and Sergio Busquets in second. 24th. The shock was that the youngster, Benjamin Cremaschi, finished 25th on the list. The 19-year-old American midfielder, one of six players on the list to have appeared on the USMNT, was able to hold off a number of other prominent stars from making the list.

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Inter Miami’s 19-year-old prodigy Benjamin Cremaschi tops the list of the Top 25 best-selling MLS jerseys.
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It showcases the global brand that Inter Miami has created with the addition of Messi to the team, as well as Suárez, Alba and Busquets. Cremaschi is the biggest beneficiary of that, with enough fans buying his jersey to make this list in such a short time, and in a season where he didn’t play for the first few months due to injury. Winning helps too, as Inter Miami currently leads the Supporters’ Shield race with 35 points.

The top 10 on the list consists of some of the biggest stars or recognizable names in the league: Messi, Suárez, Luciano Acosta, Cucho Hernández, Riqui Puig, Pedro de la Vega, Jordan Morris, Hany Mukhtar, Giorgos Giakoumakis and Emil Forsberg.

The top 25 best-selling jerseys in the MLS, according to MLSStore.com:

  1. Lionel Messi – Inter Miami CF
  2. Luis Suarez-Inter Miami CF
  3. Luciano Acosta – FC Cincinnati
  4. Cucho Hernández – Columbus crew
  5. Riqui Puig – LA Galaxy
  6. Pedro de la Vega – Seattle Sounders FC
  7. Jordan Morris – Seattle Sounders FC
  8. Hany Mukhtar-Nashville SC
  9. Giorgos Giakoumakis-Atlanta United
  10. Emil Forsberg-New York Red Bulls
  11. João Paulo-Seattle Sounders FC
  12. Aidan Morris – Columbus crew
  13. Jacob Shaffelburg-Nashville SC
  14. Darlington Nagbe – Columbus crew
  15. Brian Gutierrez – Chicago Fire FC
  16. Héctor Herrera – Houston Dynamo FC
  17. Carles Gil – New England Revolution
  18. Jordi Alba-Inter Miami CF
  19. José Martínez – Philadelphia Union
  20. John Tolkin – New York Red Bulls
  21. Cristian Roldan – Seattle Sounders FC
  22. Bongokuhle Hlongwane – Minnesota United FC
  23. Teemu Pukki – Minnesota United FC
  24. Sergio Busquets-Inter Miami CF
  25. Benjamin Cremaschi-Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami wasn’t the only team with multiple players on this list, as Seattle Sounders (4), Columbus Crew (3), New York Red Bulls (2), Nashville SC (2) and Minnesota United (2) also had multiple players in the Top 25. FC Cincinnati, LA Galaxy, Atlanta United, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union were also represented in the Top 25.

There are 14 countries represented on the list, furthering the international atmosphere of the competition. The United States has seven players, Spain four and Argentina three, while Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay and Venezuela are also represented.

While established stars dominate this list, the future is also present in a big way. Six of the players in the Top 25 are 23 years old or younger: Benjamin Cremaschi (19), Pedro de la Vega (23), Brian Gutiérrez (20), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (23), Aidan Morris (22) and John Tolkin (21 ). ). It shows that as the younger players break through and become productive stars for their team, they gain followers from their fans.

The Top 25 list is a fun way to see which stars appear on the backs of fans’ jerseys. Of course, the list can change daily, and it will be interesting to see how it will change at the end of the season.