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Wayne Rooney – the most popular name on fans replica shirts

Wayne Rooney was the most popular name on the back of Premier League replica shirts bought last season.

The Manchester United striker replaces Chelsea’s Fernando Torres, who had been number one for the previous two seasons while with former club Liverpool, at the top of the list.

The list, published in the Premier League Season Review 2010-2011, also shows Rooney’s United team-mate Ryan Giggs in the top 10 for the first time.

Other debutants include United’s rookie striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez at number four and Liverpool forward Luiz Suarez at eight.

Top ten names printed on shirts in 2010-11 season

Pos Player                                 2009-10 rank      Change

1.   Rooney, Man United            3                         Up

2.   Torres, Liverpool/Chelsea   1                         Down

3.   Gerrard, Liverpool               2                         Down

4.   Chicharito, Man United        /                        New Entry

5.   Van Persie, Arsenal              /                        Re-entry

6.   Lampard, Chelsea               6                         Non-mover

7.   Drogba, Chelsea                  7                       Non-mover

8.   Suarez, Liverpool                /                        New Entry

9.   Arshavin, Arsenal                5                        Down

10. Giggs, Man United               /                       New Entry

Source: Mirror

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