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Shirt numbers: The Most Famous Footballers to Wear Jerseys Ranging From 1-23

The numbers that a player has on his shirt has always been one that is always in the news and while the numbers 7,9 and 10 are mythical in nature, there are others who do prefer to wear some different ones.


Here, we take a look at the best players to have worn shirts ranging from 1-23, plus some star players with exotic numbers.

1. Jersey Number 1

Peter Flatterer

Oliver Kahn

Manuel Neuer

Gianluigi Buffon

Iker Casillas

Lev Yashin

Dino Zoff

Sepp Maier

Edwin van der Sar 

Gordon Banks 

2. Jersey Number 2

Thiago Silva

Cafu

Gary Neville 

3. Jersey Number 3

Paolo Maldini

Ashley Cole

Roberto Carlos

Paul Breitner

Jaap Stam

Giorgio Chiellini

Lucio 

4. Jersey Number 4

Claude Makelele

Patrick Vieira

Sergio Ramos

Pep Guardiola

Frank De Boer

Frank Rijkaard 

5. Jersey Number 5

Franz Beckenbauer

Carles Puyol

Fabio Cannavaro

Zinedine Zidane

Fernando Redondo

Rio Ferdinand 

6. Jersey Number 6

Franco Baresi

Xavi

Bobby Moore

Matthias Sammer

Ronald De Boer 

7. Jersey Number 7

Eric Cantona

Cristiano Ronaldo

Luis Figo

Kenny Dalglish

Raul

George Best

Garrincha

Johann Neeskens

Andriy Shevchenko 

8. Jersey Number 8

Hristo Stoichkov

Andres Iniesta

Steven Gerrard

Frank Lampard

Fritz Walter

Toni Kroos

Socrates

Carlos Dunga 

9. Jersey Number 9

Ronaldo

Alfredo Di Stefano

Marco Van Basten

Alan Shearer

Filippo Inzaghi

Gabriel Batistuta

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Patrick Kluivert

George Weah

Bobby Charlton

Wayne Rooney

Ian Rush 

10. Jersey Number 10

Lionel Messi

Roberto Baggio

Romario

Rivaldo

Ronaldinho

Diego Maradona

Pele

Michael Owen

Dennis Bergkamp

Lothar Matthäus

Jari Litmanen

Clarence Seedorf

Rui Costa

Georghe Hagi

Eusebio

Luka Modric

Zvonimir Boban

Alessandro Del Piero

Ruud Gulit

Enzo Francescoli

Carlos Valderama

Zico

Francesco Totti

Ferenc Puskas 

11. Jersey Number 11

Ryan Giggs

Didier Drogba

Romario

Luigi Riva

Edgar Davids

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Miroslav Klose

Michael Laudrup 

12. Jersey Number 12

Marcelo

Alex Sandro

Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Olivier Giroud 

13. Jersey Number 13

Thomas Müller

Michael Ballack

Gerd Müller

Alessandro Nesta

Rafinha 

14. Jersey Number 14

Thierry Henry

Johann Cruyff

Xabi Alonso 

15. Jersey Number 15

Mats Hummels

Nemanja Vidic

Daniel Sturridge 

16. Jersey Number 16

Roy Keane

Daniele De Rossi

Jakub Błaszczykowski 

17. Jersey Number 17

Kevin De Bruyne

David Trezeguet

Mario Mandzukic

Marek Hamsik

Nani

Tim Cahill

Emmanuel Petit 

18. Jersey Number 18

Paul Scholes

Jürgen Klinsmann

Jordi Alba

Ashley Young 

19. Jersey Number 19

Dwight Yorke

Santi Cazorla

Leroy Sané 

20. Jersey Number 20

Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Gonzalo Higuain

Dele Alli

Oliver Bierhoff
 

21. Jersey Number 21

Philipp Lahm

Andrea Pirlo

David Silva 

22. Jersey Number 22

Kaká

Alexi Lalas

Eric Abidal

Isco 

23. Jersey Number 23

David Beckham

Jamie Carragher

Christian Eriksen

Arturo Vidal

Andrei Arshavin 

24. Exceptional numbers

0 - Hicham Zerouali

1 + 8 - Ivan Zamorano

26 - John Terry

45 - Mario Balotelli

52 - Nicklas Bendtner

69 - Bixente Lizarazu