Charlotte FC Makes History in Inaugural Season Jersey Sales at MLS Store


Defender Christian Fuchs and Forward Karol Swiderski included in top 10 jersey sales league wide as CLTFC has most successful expansion launch in MLS history

CHARLOTTE, NC (Monday, September 12, 2022) – Major League Soccer today announced the list of top-selling adidas jerseys in the League. Charlotte FC defender Christian Fuchs and forward Karol Swiderski cracked the top 10 at numbers two and seven, respectfully. 

Charlotte FC had the most successful and top selling inaugural jersey launch in MLS Store history. 

LAFC forward Gareth Bale topped the list, with his teammate Carlos Vela, LA Galaxy's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Atlanta United's Josef Martinez joining Fuchs in the top five. 

Top-Selling MLS Player Jerseys, 2022 Season

  1. Gareth Bale - LAFC
  2. Christian Fuchs - Charlotte FC
  3. Carlos Vela - LAFC
  4. Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández - LA Galaxy
  5. Josef Martínez - Atlanta United FC
  6. Raúl Ruidíaz - Seattle Sounders FC
  7. Karol Świderski - Charlotte FC
  8. Xherdan Shaqiri - Chicago Fire FC
  9. Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
  10. Walker Zimmerman - Nashville SC
  11. Valentín Castellanos - New York City FC
  12. Sebastián Driussi - Austin FC
  13. Lucas Zelarayán - Columbus Crew
  14. Cristian Roldan - Seattle Sounders FC
  15. Diego Fagúndez - Austin FC
  16. Nicolás Lodeiro - Seattle Sounders FC
  17. Hany Mukhtar - Nashville SC
  18. Diego Chara - Portland Timbers
  19. Carles Gil - New England Revolution
  20. Miles Robinson - Atlanta United FC
  21. Luiz Araújo - Atlanta United FC
  22. Johnny Russell - Sporting Kansas City
  23. Lorenzo Insigne - Toronto FC
  24. Douglas Costa - LA Galaxy
  25. Gyasi Zardes - Colorado Rapids

Sixteen different countries are represented (determined by birthplace):

o  Argentina (Valentín Castellanos, Sebastián Driussi, Lucas Zelarayán*)

o  Austria (Christian Fuchs)

o  Brazil (Luiz Araújo, Douglas Costa)

o  Colombia (Diego Chara)

o  Germany (Hany Mukhtar)

o  Italy (Lorenzo Insigne)

o  Kosovo (Xherdan Shaqiri)**

o  Mexico (Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, Carlos Vela)

o  Peru (Raúl Ruidíaz)

o  Poland (Karol Świderski)

o  Scotland (Johnny Russell)

o  Spain (Carles Gil)

o  Uruguay (Diego Fagúndez, Nicolás Lodeiro)

o  United States (Jordan Morris, Miles Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Gyasi Zardes, Walker Zimmerman)

o  Venezuela (Josef Martínez)

o  Wales (Gareth Bale)

*Born in Argentina. Played for Armenian National Team.

**Born in Kosovo. Played for Switzerland National Team.

Additional highlights:

  • 2022 Concacaf Champions League Winners, Seattle Sounders FC, lead with four jerseys in the top 25 – Raúl Ruidíaz (No. 6), Jordan Morris (No. 9), Cristian Roldan (No. 14), and Nicolás Lodeiro (No. 16).     
  • Five players have featured for the U.S. Men’s National Team: Jordan Morris, Miles Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Gyasi Zardes, Walker Zimmerman.
  • Seven players have played in a FIFA World Cup match: Douglas Costa (Brazil), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (Mexico), Lorenzo Insigne (Italy), Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay), Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland), Carlos Vela (Mexico).
  • Nine players were 2022 MLS All-Star Selections: Valentín Castellanos (New York City FC), Sebastián Driussi (Austin FC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (LA Galaxy), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).
  • Six are first-year MLS Players: Gareth Bale (LAFC), Douglas Costa (LA Galaxy), Christian Fuchs (Charlotte FC), Lorenzo Insigne (Toronto FC), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire FC), Karol Świderski (Charlotte FC).

The rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on since the beginning of 2022 season through Sept. 1. For more information on the top-selling MLS jerseys, visit