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Generally, England tend to be numbered fairly well – especially nowadays, when they are one of the last countries to retain 1-11 for internationals outside of major tournaments. However, the …

Welcome to the 168th edition of Monday 11s. It’s the third Monday of the month, so this week we have a topic squad number quiz. The topic for this week …

By Tom Dean So Zlatan Ibrahimović is to reprise his role as the main man at AC Milan, having been part of the last team to stop Juventus from winning …

Although narrowly missing out on the Ballon d’Or this year, Virgil van Dijk still has quite a lot to be proud of. His progress so far at Liverpool is legendary …

We do enjoy when clubs ‘tidy up’ their numbers, i.e. the re-assignment of first-teamers with higher numbers. As the days of 1-11 fade further, there is less of this re-allocation of …

Alan Shearer (centre) won the golden boot award for three consecutive seasons Squad numbers can often tell a story. In this case, they tell the story of the greatest goalscorers …

By Luke Balint The other day I opened Google Chrome to do my annual look at the updated Premier League squads and numbers when I was struck with an idea …

Obviously, the answer to whether two number 22s can win the Golden Boot is that they could – it’s possible for the award to be shared – but it’s unlikely. …

A year ago, to mark the 25th anniversary of the introduction of squad numbering to the Premier League, we examined how sides allocated their numbers and how they lined up …

This summer has seen a number of high-profile transfers, as well as players changing their squad numbers for the upcoming season. We’ve collaborated with Planet Football to bring youthe 13 …

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