Best Jersey Number in football

Jersey Number is the identification of a player and his position on the field and is easy to identify for the officials, scorers, and spectators of the game on the ground and around the world. Some specific numbers are for some specific positions in the field and wear some special players. Some outstanding and great players make their jersey numbers so familiar as soon as someone calls a jersey number and immediately the top and great players come to mind who wear this jersey number.

Jersey Numbers – Players and their positions

Players position in football

Here we discuss the Jersey numbers, the name of the player who wears this number, and his position on the playing field or ground. These jersey numbers are commonly used where the formation in the ground is 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 and the player’s number and position will automatically be changed can be where the formation will be changed like 1 – 2- 4 -4 or 1-3-2-4. Great player wears these specific numbers either while playing in different football leagues or when they represent their national team.

Jersey Number 1 – Goal Keeper

Number 1 on Jersey means football
Best goal keepers all the time

This shirt is typically reserved for goalkeepers. Normally the first-choice goalkeeper is allotted the Jersey number 1 and a second-choice goalkeeper wears number 12 or 13 or any other number. The top goalkeeper who wears Jersey No.1 are Oliver Kohan, Jan Oblak, Alisson Becker, Gianluigi Buffon, and Manuel Neuer.

Jersey Number 2 – Defenders

Number 2 on Jersey in football
Best right back defenders in soccer

This Jersey usually wears by defenders, especially the right-back defender. The players like Cafu, and Ivan Cordoba wears number 2 shirt.

Jersey Number 3 – Defenders

Number 3 Jersey in soccer
Best Left back defender in football

Jersey number 2 is also commonly worn by the defender of the left side meaning left-back defender. The great players who wear this shirt are Ashley Cole, Paolo Maldini, and Roberto Carlos.

Jersey Number 4 – Central Defenders

Jersey number 4 in football
Best central defenders in football

Defensive-minded players who have the skill to defend and to support and assist the strikers when the team is on the attack. The top players of Jersey number 4 are Sergio Ramos and Patrick Viera.

Jersey Number 5 – Centre Backs

5 Number Jersey in football
Best centre back players in soccer

Jersey number 5 is allotted in most of the team to the defender who plays at the position of centre-half (back). The centre-backs are very skilled, and experienced, and have dual ability to defend and attack. The great players in this position are Carlos Puyol, Fabio Cannavaro, Franz Backenbauer.

Jersey Number 6 – Centre Backs

Number 6 Jersey means in football
Best centre bake players

Jersey number 6 is also for centre back or left half which is another very important position in a football game. Players of this position’s main role are to defend and support the strikers to make a strong move. The famous players of this position who wore the Jersey number 6 are Booby Moore and Xavi.

Jersey Number 7 – Right Winger

Number 7 Jersey  in football
Best right winger in soccer

Wingers and second strikers and most probably the player who plays at the right-out position in the team has the jersey number 7. The greats of jersey number 7 are Cristiano Ronaldo while playing for Manchester United. He will also be the captain of Portugal in FIFA 2022 Qatar. Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Lious Figo, and George Best are also great players.

Jersey Number 8 – Forward

Number 8 Jersey in football
Best right forward player in soccer

The player who holds Jersey’s number 8 forward player right-in main scorer and midfield player as well, has multiple skills full attack and ability to defend when required. There are some outstanding players who wore jersey number 8. Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampord, Adnres Iniesta, Kaka.

Jersey Number 9 – Centre Forward

Number 9 Jersey in football
Best main strikers in soccer

The key position of the centre forwards is the main striker of the team in any format 4-3-3, 4-2-2-2-, 4-2-3-1. We have witnessed some outstanding and all-time great players in Jersey number 9. Some names are Luis Suarez, Ronaldo Nazario, Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski.

Jersey Number 10 – Forward Playmaker

Number 10 Jersey in football
Best forward playmaker

Jersey number 10 goes to the most dependable, skilled, playmaker, attacking forward, with qualities of passing skills and techniques who keep control of the game and set the tone of the match and have the ability to attack and defend. This is a very key position and the backbone of the team. The great Lione Messi also wears the Jersey number 10. We have seen great footballers who have all these qualities and many many more. The legends are Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard, Johann Cruyff, Pele, Ronaldinho, Zinedine Zidane.

Jersey Number 11- Left Winger

Number 11 Jersey in football
best left winger in football

Left winger (left out) of a team allotted jersey number 11. This is also a very key position that strongly attacks the opposition from the left side with the help of the left half, midfielder, centre half and left in. The number 11 players are Ryan Giggs, Didier Drogba, Neymar, Romario.

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