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Ah, squad numbers… they’re always a great cause of consternation, controversy, and conflict. Maybe that borders a bit on hyperbole, but the point is this: For the most part, shirt …

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 …

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 …

Welcome to the 88th edition of our weekly squad number quiz, Monday 11s. This week we are taking a look at some unusual squad numbers from past and present. As …

One of the best forum threads on squad numbers – not a heavily-contested title, admittedly, is on the When Saturday Comes messageboard. Entitled ‘Squad numbers I feel comfortable with’, it …

When Ryan Quinn got in touch suggesting a piece on World Cup numbers, we were delighted. Take it away, Ryan: We need to talk about the World Cup. Obviously, the competition …

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 …

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 …

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