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Denis Hurley

Denis Hurley
Denis is a freelance journalist and founded the original Squad Numbers blog.

Earlier this week, Arsenal posted a video where captain Per Mertesacker, Hector Bellerín and Rob Holding read out questions from fans and then answered them. One of the posers was …

Have you ever wondered why Jari Litmanen wore number 37 when he joined Liverpool during the 2001-02 season? Did you think that perhaps it was because the two digits added …

Like most squad-number incidents, it was the fault of Álvaro Arbeloa. As we mentioned in the piece explaining how Josep Guardiola wore 9 for Spain at the 1992 Olympics and …

It’s somewhat fitting that, given he has been in the news lately, today is Luke Shaw Day. If you’re wondering why you hadn’t already heard that, it’s because we’ve only …

In one of the site’s early articles, we looked at the mode of numbering which Italy favoured at major finals until the 1998 World Cup – apart from goalkeepers, who …

Another Monday, another quiz – once again we show you the numbers and you must tell us the players.

Not so long ago, we looked at an occurrence from 1991, where Diego Maradona gave up his favoured Napoli number 10 shirt for 9, so that his anointed successor Gianfranco …

Thanks to @a_75_fr and Brian Donnelly on Twitter for pointing us in the way of these Last week, in the wake of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s transfer to Arsenal, we ran a piece …

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