Why Football Shirt Numbers are Different By Country

Why football shirt numbers are different by country.
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Shirt numbers were first used in European football on August 25th, 1928 in matches between Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal, and Chelsea and Swansea Town. These fixtures began the convention of numbering players right to left, back to front, based on pitch location.

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24 comentarios en «Why Football Shirt Numbers are Different By Country»
  1. lol this explains a lot of the confusion we had playing in an international school with lads from all over… had a great german defensive guy that played as '6' which, me playing goalkeeper and being from Argentina, meant that he should stayed in the defensive….and the guy just keep going back to the midfield while I screamed at him savagely to get back down….20 years later, now I know why

  2. In Germany you usually call the deepest midfielder "Sechser" (nr.6), the one ahead "Achter" (nr.8) and if there´s a third one that´s even more attacking you´d call that one "Zehner" (nr.10) to the extent that some people get confused once you say "attacking midfielder" instead of "Zehner".

  3. In Italy, squad numbers are pretty much irrelevant, but here's what they would do.

    3-5-2 formation

    GK: 1 (obviously)
    CBs: 3,5, and 2 (from left to right)
    DMs: 4 and 6 (alternatively 6 could be a regista)
    CAM: 8
    LM: 11
    RM: 7
    STs: 9 and 10 (9 is the pure striker and 10 could be either a striker or a CF)

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