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Once dubbed a “genius” by none other than Sir Alex Ferguson, Dimitar Berbatov enjoyed a fruitful career at some of Europe’s top sides, arguably playing his best football whilst in the …

This is a new series where we look back on a particular game from the same date as that of publication, with the focus on a notable numbers-related happening. We …

We threw the question out there on Twitter earlier, and we will admit that we half-expected the replies that came: When was the last time two Premier League teams played …

The last five seasons have constituted a glorious period in the history for Dundalk FC: consistent, no-nonsense performances and clean, precise, sustainable and sensible tactics. I refer not to Dundalk’s …

All of the imagery in this article is taken directly from their online stores, with no manipulation by us Thanks to Danny Puttock for the inspiration: @squadnos have you picked …

On Sunday, Chelsea’s new loan signing Gonzalo Higuaín is likely to make his debut in the FA Cup fourth-round tie against Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. The Argentinian striker will …

Jermain Defoe is set to make his competitive debut for Rangers away to Kilmarnock tonight, January 23 (last Friday’s Scottish Cup game against Cowdenbeath, which should have been his first …

During the halcyon days before the advent of squad numbers for the Premier League’s 1993-94 season, the tradition in English football when playing with a back four was of course …

Jay Mansfield has been compiling a comprehensive history of Rangers’ kits on his blog, but he took time out to take a thorough look at the club’s numbering foibles: I’ve recently …

The English National Football Archive has been of immense help in researching this This season marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of squad numbering in the Premier League, the …

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