In conjunction with Major League Soccer (MLS), LAFC announce that LAFC forwards Carlos Vela and Dénis Bouanga finds themselves among the list of top-selling adidas jerseys in the league sold on MLSstore.com in 2023.
Now in his sixth season in MLS, Vela ranks 5th in the list of top-selling jerseys and has registered nine goals and 10 assists in 30 MLS regular season appearances in 2023.
Named to the 2023 MLS All-Star Team, forward Dénis Bouanga is ranked 20th in the list of top-selling jerseys while registering 14 goals and six assists in 27 MLS regular season games played.
After making his debut in Major League Soccer and leading Inter Miami CF to a Leagues Cup 2023 title, forward Lionel Messi is No. 1 on the list of top-selling adidas jerseys in the league sold on MLSstore.com. St. Louis CITY SC forward João Klauss and Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar sit second and third on the list respectively, and Austin FC forward Sebastián Driussi and LAFC forward Carlos Vela round out the top five.
Thirteen different nationalities are represented:
- Argentina (Thiago Almada, Enzo Copetti, Sebastián Driussi, Lionel Messi)
- Brazil (João Klauss)
- Colombia (Diego Chará)
- Gabon* (Dénis Bouanga)
- Germany (Eduard Löwen, Hany Mukhtar)
- Hungary (Dániel Gazdag)
- Mexico (Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, Carlos Vela)
- Peru (Raúl Ruidíaz)
- Poland (Karol Świderski)
- Spain (Sergio Busquets, Carles Gil, Riqui Puig)
- Switzerland* (Xherdan Shaqiri)
- United States (Jordan Morris, Tim Parker, Cristian Roldan, John Tolkin, Brandon Vázquez, Walker Zimmerman)
- Venezuela (Josef Martínez)
- Six players have featured for the U.S. Men’s National Team: Jordan Morris, Tim Parker, Cristian Roldan, John Tolkin, Brandon Vázquez, Walker Zimmerman.
- Ten players have played in a FIFA World Cup match: Thiago Almada (Argentina), Sergio Busquets (Spain), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (Mexico), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Jordan Morris (United States), Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland), Karol Świderski (Poland), Carlos Vela (Mexico), Walker Zimmerman (United States).
- Three players have won a FIFA World Cup: Thiago Almada (Argentina), Sergio Busquets (Spain), Lionel Messi (Argentina).
- Nine players were 2023 MLS All-Star selections: Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), Dénis Bouanga (LAFC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Tim Parker (St. Louis CITY SC), Riqui Puig (LA Galaxy), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).
- Four Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award winners: Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Josef Martínez (Inter Miami CF), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Carlos Vela (LAFC).
- Five are first-year MLS players: Sergio Busquets (Inter Miami CF), Enzo Copetti (Charlotte FC), João Klauss (St. Louis CITY SC), Eduard Löwen (St. Louis CITY SC), Lionel Messi (Inter Miami CF).
These rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com since January 1 through September 12, 2023.