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As a goalkeeper earning his living in Spain, José Molina unsurprisingly either wore 1 or 13 at club level for Atlético Madrid, Deportivo La Coruña and Levante. An unused squad member …

Welcome to the latest edition of Monday 11s, our weekly squad number quiz! This week’s squad number quiz is all about number 1s. Let us know how you get on …

When we wrote about the possibility of a number 9 England goalkeeper shirt a few days ago, little did we realise that a similar modern-day example was about to take …

Thanks to Lee Hermitage for the picture from Ted Croker’s book. We’ve mentioned England’s numbering at the 1982 World Cup in a previous post about sides who allocated digits alphabetically …

Welcome to the latest edition of Monday 11s, our weekly quiz. This week, we’re taking a look at goalkeepers and the numbers they don for club and country. Let us …

In the same way that St Andrews holds a special place in the hearts of those who love golf, the announcement of the Sheffield Wednesday squad numbers should be a …

(Thanks to Mark Schueler for asking us the question and prompting this post; Bjorn and Andrew Rockall). The number of substitutes allowed in top-level English football has grown exponentially in …

Let’s be honest, few goalkeepers could pull it off, or would even attempt it, but for some reason it doesn’t look horrific. It certainly sits better with us than Emiliano …

Following on from our recent Christian Abbiati post, another missive on goalkeepers preferring not to wear 1. Since the 2005 Champions League final, Liverpool have played a total of 46 …

New Year’s Day is 01/01, so perhaps it should be made a special day for goalkeepers. One netminder who never seemed to carry 1 on his back, however, was the …

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