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Our friend Simon Shakeshaft wrote this piece for the current edition of Programme Monthly and has kindly shared it with us. To everybody going, there was nothing unusual about Scotland entertaining Peru …

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 …

David Moyes has – or at least had, according to this 2001 article – an Ajax shirt at home. When it comes to the Dutch club, one number stands above …

Apologies, we’re a bit late giving coverage to this, something brought to our attention by Jay from Design Football. Recently, Sergio Ramos got some new tattoos – he must have felt …

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 …

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 …

It promises to be an emotional day at Thomond Park in Limerick as Munster take on Glasgow Warriors in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Last Sunday, as Munster were in …

Find out how the @ManUtd first team got on when we asked them how well they knew their #MUFC history by shirt number! #LegendaryMoments pic.twitter.com/MUE8tKI0aO — DHL Man Utd (@DHLManUtd) …

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 …

Bambidele ‘Dele’ Alli’s first three England caps were as a substitute and on each occasion he wore 20, which is his number for Tottenham Hotspur. His first start came against …

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