Why do certain soccer player jersey numbers correlate with certain positions on the field? The story is historic. WorldSoccerShop investigates and gives you all the details.
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The most popular soccer jersey numbers are the number 10 and the number 7. The number 10 is usually the creative midfielder on a team, and the number 7 is a winger. The number 10s on a team are usually regarded as the most fun players to watch in soccer. As a child, everyone wanted that number.
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The jersey number traditionally denotes the position of a soccer player. Despite the establishment of squad numbers, jerseys 1 to 11 are often given to the first choice line-up according to their positions on the field. Below is the traditional numbering of players in a modern 4-2-3-1 formation: 1 – Goalkeeper. 2 – Right fullback. 3 – Left fullback
Soccer numbers were originally created to identify certain positions in a tactical formation. The player holding that position was assigned the corresponding jersey with the correct number. There were no player names on jerseys so it was fairly simple. Also, with 11 players on the field, numbers went from 1 – 11, substitutes started at number 12.
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BASKETBALL – Legal numbers are the following; 00, 0-5, 10-15, 20-25, 30-35, 40-45, 50-55. A team roster may not include both a 0 and 00. The reasoning: These numbers can easily be signaled by the referee using one hand. FOOTBALL – Rules recommend that player positions assume the following numbers. 1-9 Quarterbacks and Kickers.