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Liverpool have signed Mohamed Salah, and – fittingly, given that he is a winger – he will wear number 11. ICYMI: @22mosalah has joined Liverpool on a long-term contracthttps://t.co/buYMkjX1zl #AnnouncedSalah …

Welcome to the latest edition of Monday 11s, our weekly squad number quiz, this week focusing on Arsenal. Arsenal are a club central to the history of numbering. In 1928, …

Alan Shearer was the archetypal British centre-forward, a true all-rounder – while he was good in the air, it didn’t always have to be with his head, his penalties were …

    This is the Tottenham Hotspur team which started the 1981 FA Cup final against Manchester City, the game finishing 1-1 after extra time, with Manchester City’s Tommy Hutchison …

Instances of players wearing number 5 while operating as wide midfielders are not too plentiful. There was Lee Sharpe at Manchester United and Ruel Fox at Newcastle United in the …

This post had been intended to be about just one thing – a kind-of example of squad numbers in the Football League in the 1-11 days – but further digging brought …

Not so long ago, we marked Morgan Schneiderlin’s arrival at Everton by citing the other hooligans to have worn full-backs’ numbers in midfield. It should of course go without saying …

Jim Hearson is a very engaging follow on Twitter, and he made contact to suggest a post on how Sunday league teams deal with the issue of assigning squad numbers, …

There had been rumours over the past week. You try to prepare yourself, but still, it’s something of a surprise when it happens. 👕 | @SchneiderlinMo4 will wear the number …

We’ve written here more than once about how we actually like the evolution of Liverpool’s numbering system from the 1970s on, even though we probably shouldn’t. Steve Nicol’s versatility, and …

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