In England, in a now traditional 4–4–2 formation, the standard numbering is usually: 2 (right fullback), 5, 6, 3 (left fullback); 4 (defensive midfielder), 7 (right midfielder), 8 (central/attacking midfielder), 11 (left midfielder); 10 (second/support striker), 9 (striker). 27 overall selection is a nine-time Pro Bowl and eight-time All-Pro selection. His three fumble recoveries in a 1988 game against the Redskins remains a single-game NFL record. The Nebraska native appeared in all four of Minnesota's Super Bowls. He went to 13 Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro 12 times during his 20 NFL seasons. He was selected to nine Pro Bowls and was named a first-team All-Pro in 1990. In case a fourth goalkeeper has to be registered, he wears number 40. "Hog" played under Bear Bryant at Alabama before entering the NFL as the No. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers. He was also a 10-time All-Pro selection and a five-time NFL MVP. He accumulated 76.5 sacks and 19 forced fumbles during his career. The tip of his pinky finger was amputated as a result of a tackle in 1985. 20 overall selection initially backed up Deacon Jones. He has been inducted into the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame. Teams: Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams. Brees' potential was validated in New Orleans. ... Silva's squad number, 21. He was recognized six times as an All-Pro and was sent to seven Pro Bowls. In 1992, he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year when he recorded 14 sacks; it was an impressive feat considering the Seahawks went 2-14 that season. Elon Phoenix. It was not until the mid 1960s in the national team, with Argentina winning the Taça das Nações (1964) using 3–2–5, and the late '60s, for clubs, with Estudiantes winning the treble of the Copa Libertadores (1968, 1969, 1970) using 4–4–2, that Argentine football finally adopted modern formations on major scale, and caught up with its counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic. Cutler threw for 35,133 yards and 227 touchdowns over the course of his career. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories, at Jackson was a Super Bowl champion with the 49ers. The Florida native has been inducted into the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame. He has been selected to nine Pro Bowls and is an eight-time All-Pro. Most teams would gladly welcome that level of production from an undrafted free agent. The former No. He found a soft landing in Baltimore, where his Hall of Fame career took flight. The Alabama native retired in 2017 after recording 654 tackles, 138.5 sacks, 35 forced fumbles and three interceptions. The lineman was sent to the Buccaneers in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth round pick to finish out his career. Taylor has two Super Bowl championship rings in his trophy case. The Stanford graduate has since been inducted into the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame. In 2004–05, after Emile Heskey left Liverpool, Gerrard then changed his number again to 8. McNabb was the No. Search our extensive list of all NFL players. Lewis is a polarizing figure but his legacy was cast in cement. Brian Dawkins, Lem Barney, Mel Renfro and Ed Reed made this a very difficult selection. Teams: Los Angeles Express, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers. Later on, when association football laws changed and it was permitted to assign seven substitute players, second-choice goalkeepers often wore the number 18. The former Cornhusker won six Pro Bowls and was a seven-time All-Pro. Peyton Manning's long-time center, Jeff Saturday, was also considered. Rivers was the No. The Yale graduate recorded 38 interceptions and a touchdown in his career. Smith was a member of the same USC secondary as the aforementioned Ronnie Lott. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers could have created his own legacy in a different jersey number. Discover NFL players past & present. At this time, he has not been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list has essentially served as a reminder that the Trojans used to be a powerhouse. The former No. The California native was a three-time All-Pro. The major purpose of a jersey number is to differentiate the players on the pitch. The 1950 FIFA World Cup was the first FIFA competition to see squad numbers for each players,[9] but persistent numbers would not be issued until the 1954 World Cup, where each man in a country's 22-man squad wore a specific number from 1 to 22 for the duration of the tournament. His career would end following six Pro Bowl appearance and six All-Pro honors. When Chelsea toured Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil at the end of the season in the summer of 1929, they also wore numbered shirts, earning the nickname "Los Numerados" ("the numbered") from locals. Football. You may have noticed college football players are sporting the No. Shields was a mauler in the run game and helped pave the way for the likes of Marcus Allen, Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson. In 1964, Brown won an NFL championship in Cleveland. Page went to nine Pro Bowls and was also a nine-time All-Pro. The basic formation to understand the Argentine numeration system is the 4–3–3 formation, like the one used by the coach César Menotti that made Argentina win the 1978 World Cup, the squad numbers employed are: However, in a 4–3–1–2 like those used by the multichampion teams of Independiente in the 1980s and Boca Juniors in the 2000s, the use of an enganche (playmaker) and the re-accommodation of other roles changes the numbers: When using a 4–4–2 like that of the multichampion Estudiantes de La Plata of the 1960s or the Argentine national team that became runners-up in the 2014 World Cup, the numbers are the same as in 4–3–3, except that the box-to-box midfielder may have any number. Williams did not play football at Southern until his junior year. Team: Atlanta Falcons. Glover was a hoss up the middle. Despite not possessing blistering speed, the Mississippi native took pride in every element of his game: catching, blocking and route-running. Sanders rushed for 15,269 yards and caught near an additional 3,000 yards. He was named to three Pro Bowls and was named an All-Price twice. More recently, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane changed his number 37 shirt from the 2013–14 season to 18 for the 2014–15 season when he became one of the club's first-choice strikers after Jermain Defoe was sold and the number 18 was vacated. In 16 seasons, he recorded 198 career sacks and 33 forced fumbles. The system assigned certain ranges of numbers to each … Randle joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent. Portiere, ma che numero di maglia porti? Favre was the all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and quarterback wins, but no longer. 2 overall selection in the 1981 NFL Draft. Nico Yennaris wore 64 for Arsenal in the competition on 26 September 2012 in a match against Coventry City[18] and on 24 September 2014, again in the League Cup, Manchester City forward José Ángel Pozo wore the number 78 shirt in a match against Sheffield Wednesday. The Daily Express (p. 13, 27 August 1928) reported, "The 35,000 spectators were able to give credit for each bit of good work to the correct individual, because the team were numbered, and the large figures in black on white squares enabled each man to be identified without trouble." One of those clubs, Brighton & Hove Albion, issued 25 players with squad numbers but reverted to traditional 1–11 numbering halfway through the season. He amassed 137.5 sacks in a career that ended within the walls of the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame. Although the numbers one to eleven tended to be given to those players deemed to be the "first choice line-up", this was not always the case for a variety of reasons – a famous example was Johan Cruyff, who insisted on wearing the number 14 shirt for the Netherlands. His career began with the Memphis Showboats of the USFL but it took off when he joined the NFL. 8 overall selection went to five Pro Bowls and was thrice named an All-Pro. Many great soccer players have worn the #10 kit in football history. Thus, in this case, third-choice goalkeepers often wear the number 23. [1], For instance, "1" is frequently used by the starting goalkeeper, as the goalkeeper is the first player in a line-up. I thought about losing sleep over that decision, but was determined not to let it happen again. The Bears benefited from their rash decision. Teams: San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver entered the league as the No. CB Marcus Trufant. The California native won two Super Bowls in addition to being named a six-time All-Pro and an eight-time Pro Bowl selection. He won one Super Bowl and three NFL championships during his 18 playing seasons. Armstead recorded 967 tackles, 40 sacks and 12 interceptions during his career. In this position, I was faced with another difficult choice: Bruce Smith -- an 11-time Pro Bowl pass rusher -- or Munoz. Football savants consider him to be one of the best backs to ever play the game. The goalkeeper Gilmar received the number 3, and Garrincha and Zagallo wore opposite winger numbers, 11 and 7, while Pelé was randomly given the number 10, for which he would become famous. He entered the league as the No. The Texas native rushed for 13,259 yards and 90 touchdowns over 11 seasons. 21 as we count down toward the … On occasion, players have moved numbers to accommodate a new player; for example, Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun handed new signing Juan Mata the number 10 shirt, and changed to the number 30, which doubles his "lucky" number 15. Starr has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Squad numbers became optional in the three divisions of The Football League at the same time, but only 10 out of 70 clubs utilized them. The Delaware native recorded 52 sacks during his career. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection threw for 33,124 yards and 232 touchdowns. He scored an NFL record four safeties in addition to 136 sacks, 31 forced fumbles and six interceptions. [6] The Football League made squad numbers compulsory for the 1999–2000 season, and the Football Conference followed suit for the 2002–03 season. The use of inverted wingers now sees traditional right wingers, the number 7's, like Cristiano Ronaldo, on the left, and traditional left wingers, the number 11's, like Gareth Bale, on the right. Regardless of the category, Brady is likely to be recognized. Ware is the Cowboys franchise leader in sacks (17) and forced fumbles (32). The No. Teams: San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots. Sport ... explains why he wears Man City squad number 21. Matt Ryan, QB. Our annual list of the world's 100 best male football players is here! McDaniel was a dominant player throughout his career. Over the course of his career, he accumulated 631 receptions for 9,275 yards and 68 touchdowns. The No. Teams: New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers. The NFL Defensive Player of the Year recorded 1,479 tackles, 28 interceptions and 23.5 sacks. ... Jong 21 Frenkie de Jong. His lone Super Bowl appearance concluded with a loss to the Patriots. Edward Waters Tigers. A large number of LSU football players have been placed into quarantine in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, sources confirmed to ESPN. Also, due to the use of just two strikers, the number 11 may not be used at all. Eastern Oregon Mountaineers. Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers. Occasionally, when a player has two loan spells at the same club in a single season (or returns as a permanent signing after an earlier loan spell), an alternative squad number is needed if the original number assigned during the player's first loan spell has been reassigned by the time the player returns. The 49ers named him head coach from 2009-10. 3–3–3–1 uses mixtures from many of the aforementioned formations: Players are not generally allowed to change their number during a season, although a player may change number if he changes clubs mid-season. In his career, he recorded 160 sacks. The pick was ultimately used to select Pace. 3 overall selection in the … When substitutions were introduced to the game in 1965, the substitute typically took the number 12; when a second substitute was allowed, they wore 14. The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened their doors for him in 2012. You'll Love Ligue 1's Reasoning For Not Letting Balotelli Wear #45", "No 10 shirt downsized - Football Italia", "Jonathan De Guzman to wear the No.1 shirt at Chievo", "Real Salt Lake retires Jason Kreis' number in unprecedented move", Soccer and World Cup Trivia & Curiosities, MSN – Copa 2006 – Curiosidades / Copa de 1958, "England in the World Cup - 1982 Final Squad", "Regulations of 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa (point 4 of Article 26)", "Barnet player-manager Edgar Davids to 'start trend' by wearing No. 3 overall selection in the 1985 NFL Draft. He has been to nine Pro Bowls and was named a nine-time All-Pro selection. [30] England used a similar alphabetical scheme for the 1982 World Cup, but retained the traditional numbers for the goalkeepers (1, 13 and 22) and the team captain (7), Kevin Keegan. Average rating. His career ended with 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 receiving touchdowns. His career resulted in 762 tackles, 38 interceptions and four touchdowns. The Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame recognized his physical play style when he was inducted. July 2, 2020 10:49 pm. 75 jersey is one of two -- Ernie Stautner being the other -- to be retired by the Steelers franchise. "10" is one of the most emblematic squad numbers in football,[2] due to the sheer number of football legends that used the number 10 shirt; playmakers, second strikers and attacking midfielders usually wear this number. The 11 most recently worn by Pedro has been handed to Timo Werner, while another summer acquisition, Kai Havertz, will take the 29 shirt. Defensive end TJ Davis, No. The proud Gator was named to eight Pro Bowls and was a six-time All-Pro. The Atlanta native was a Super Bowl MVP in one of his two championships. Our two new defenders, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva, will wear 21 and 6 respectively. In the A-League, second-choice goalkeepers mostly wear number 20, based on that competition have a 20-man regulated "first team" squad size. The Connecticut native accumulated league honors at every turn en route to a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. The valued defensive back and return man accumulated 53 interceptions, 10 defensive touchdowns and nine return touchdowns over the course of his career. The former No. He was also a six-time All-Pro. The Gulfport, Mississippi native emerged victorious in Super Bowl XXXI. [24], In 1995, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) also switched to persistent squad numbers for Serie A and Serie B (second division), abandoning the mandatory use of 1–11 for the starting lineup. The former Bulldog does not have the Super Bowl validation of Brown but he has three times as many Pro Bowl selections (12). Over the course of his career, he accumulated 795 tackles, 55 interceptions and 13 touchdowns. Teams: Edmonton Eskimos, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs. 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The Pennsylvania native was a six-time All-Pro in addition to going to eight Pro Bowls. He played until 2002 when he was 42-years-old. Squad number 17 Player name Kovacic. In 1993, The Football Association (The FA) switched to persistent squad numbers, abandoning the mandatory use of 1–11 for the starting line-up. A total of 71 passes were picked off by his hands. Then of the halves, 4 was kept as the central defensive midfielder, while 5 and 6 were moved backward to be in the central of defence. The Minnesota native was a member of Miami's 1972 perfect season. It was also employed by the Argentine under-20 team that won the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship. The nine-time Pro Bowl selection has the second most forced fumbles (51) in league history. The former No. He is arguably the best interior offensive lineman in league history. He went on to play 14 seasons with the Lions and later became a successful strategist for the Steelers and, most recently, the Titans. The California native later served as the executive director of the NFL Player's Association and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After some years during which players had to wear a number between 1–24, now they can wear any number between 1–99 without restrictions. Marino is likely the best NFL player to never win a Super Bowl. Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings. He went to eight Pro Bowls and was named an eight-time All-Pro. 5.63. Midfielder; Forwards. Elizabeth City State Vikings. The former Trojan recorded 1,263 tackles, 40 interceptions and 16 fumble recoveries. Langer won back-to-back Super Bowls (VII and VIII) with the Dolphins. Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. He was sent to the Pro Bowl and named an All-Pro in each. So the defence numbers were 2 to 4 from right to left thus making the right back (2), centre back (3) and the left back (4). He was the No. Davis was a member of two Super Bowl championship teams in Denver. He has amassed 159.5 career sacks -- fourth most in NFL history -- and forced teams to game plan against his unique length and skill set. Wilson is a Super Bowl champion and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection. Numbers were originally used to also indicate position, with starting players being assigned numbers 1–11, although these numbers often bear little or no significance in the modern game other than the players' favourite numbers and the numbers available. The traditional 1–11 numbers have been worn on occasions by English clubs since their respective leagues introduced squad numbers. He was named to ten Pro Bowls and was an eight-time All-Pro. He was also named an All-Pro following seven of his 14 NFL seasons. He won three Super Bowls in addition to individual recognition. Sanders played 10 seasons in the NFL. He has since been inducted into the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame. 2 overall selection in the 1999 NFL Draft. Teams: Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes. The Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame inductee recorded 32 interceptions, 14 forced fumbles and three touchdowns. Those players will join a fraternity that long pre-dates their existence. Over the course of his career, he recorded 8,052 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns. Starr performed at an elite level with the Packers before walking into a lengthy and storied coaching career. He has been inducted into the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame. Although he has not been named league MVP, the former Boilermaker has appeared in 13-Pro Bowls. [5], In South America, Argentina was the first country with numbered shirts. Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers. His journey was similar to a few of the other linemen on this list. Squad numbers are used in association football to identify and distinguish players that are on the field. He recorded 1,089 tackles, 132.5 sacks, 56 forced fumbles and nine interceptions. Over the course of his career, he has accumulated 589 receptions for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns. This system of numbering can also be adapted to a midfield diamond with the holding midfielder wearing 4 and the attacking central midfielder wearing 8. It's unique for his particular team—no one else can use or wear it. Berry was a two time NFL champion. The move to a fixed number being assigned to each player in a squad was initiated for the 1954 World Cup where each man in a country's 22-man squad wore a specific number for the duration of the tournament. The former No. When players from the reserve team are selected to play for the first team, they are given squad numbers between 26 and 50. Eastern Washington Eagles. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. The other consideration for this selection was another Giants quarterback -- Eli Manning. His career actually began with the rival Redskins but they cut him before he ever played a game. He has thrown for 77,416 yards and 547 touchdowns. He has since been inducted into the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame. The former No. The former Bruin played on both sides of the ball. He recorded 137.5 sacks and eight interceptions during his career. CBS Sports took on the daunting challenge of naming the best player to wear each jersey number in pro football history. He was named to the Pro Bowl three times and was a three-time All-Pro in seven seasons. Allen was just as entertaining off the field as he was on the gridiron. However, the Uruguayan official Lorenzo Villizzio assigned random numbers to the players. 30 overall selection. Neither player has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but both have been recognized individually by their respective organizations. McDonald is a Super Bowl champion. Daniel played 14 seasons in the NFL between the Colts and Ravens. White won Super Bowl XXXI with the Packers. [1] "9" is usually worn by centre forwards or strikers, who hold the most advanced offensive positions on the pitch, and are often the highest scorers in the team. [2], 30 March 1924, saw the first football match in the United States with squad numbers, when the Fall River Marksmen played St. Louis Vesper Buick during the 1923–24 National Challenge Cup, although only the local team wore numbered shirts.[6][7]. Learn about the importance of this soccer jersey number and why it’s so coveted on Chelsea FC and other Premier League teams. The No. The first-choice goalkeeper is usually assigned the number 1 shirt as he or she is the first player in a line-up.[1]. The NFL recognized him as an All-Pro four times. 8 overall selection has since been inducted into the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame. In 13 NFL seasons, he was selected to 11 Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro 11 times. Jason Peters is certainly on the heels of Jones. 11 overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft. The Baylor product recorded 1,488 tackles, 19 sacks and seven interceptions in his career. Before venturing off to Indianapolis this season, he starred for the Chargers. 12 overall selection in the 1995 NFL Draft. During that time, he appeared in seven Pro Bowls and was named a four-time All-Pro. He earned six trips to the Pro Bowl and was a seven-time All-Pro. Early evolutions of formations involved moving specific positions; for example, moving the centre half back to become a defender rather than a half back. His 18,355 rushing yards remains an NFL record. Some players keep the number they start their career at a club with, such as Chelsea defender John Terry, who wore the number 26 during his spell at the club. He went to five Pro Bowls and was named an eight-time All-Pro. Young was selected in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft. In the United Soccer Leagues First Division and Major League Soccer (MLS), there were only 20 outfield players wearing squad numbers higher than 30 on the first team in the 2009 season, suggesting that the traditional model has been followed. He made his share of enemies throughout his fruitful career. He was elevated to an executive role with the Broncos in 2011. He was responsible for 2,061 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 31 interceptions, 17 forced fumbles, 20 fumble recoveries and three defensive touchdowns. He compiled 4,956 rushing yards, 39 rushing touchdowns, 3,172 return yards and eight return touchdowns over the course of his career. The defender started every game in which he played recording 573 tackles, 96.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, four interceptions and three total touchdowns. Kane then switched to the number 10 for the 2015-16 season after Emmanuel Adebayor left the club and the number was vacated. 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