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    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 …

While he has had an up-and-down relationship with squad numbers – quite literally – there’s no denying that Dani Alves knows how to pay tribute with what he wears on …

Every Wednesday, we like to read The Knowledge in The Guardian. The questions are often fascinating, the answers often moreso, and every once in a while there is a query …

Martin Hardy has a new book, Tunnel of Love, about the goings-on at Newcastle United over the past 20 years or so. Today’s edition of The Sunday Times featured a number …

We’ve already mentioned that Robbie Brady has inherited the Republic of Ireland number 10 shirt in the wake of Robbie Keane’s retirement, fearing that he might wear it at left-back. An …

We’ve covered Daniel Alves in the past, when he decided that it was appropriate for a right-back to wear 6. That was his fourth number for Barcelona, with the progression …

From time to time, we run squad number quizzes on Twitter, asking followers to guess the player by the digits he carried: Another guess-the-player quiz by his numbers at the …

At the time of writing (lunchtime on Tuesday), there are still nine internationals to be played in what are now being referred to as the European Qualifiers for the 2018 …

It was a day of contrasts for those of us cursed with the affliction of thinking too much about shirt numbers. We’ll start with the bad news. By and large, …

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