Author: KieranH

The Origin Of Shirt Numbers in Football: A History

The Origin Of Shirt Numbers in Football: A History

Shirt numbers have become so ubiquitous that it’s hard to imagine a kit without them. They’re so embedded in football culture that they often infiltrate discussions about tactics.  Without any conscious thought, fans will describe players as a cross between a #8 or a #10. Fernando Llorente and Olivier Giroud are traditional #9s, Lionel Messi…