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Teams use different principals for squad numbering, but does anybody know where they come from and what the original aspects of numbering a team according to their position is? If I was a manager I would have:

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2            5                6           3
                      4
  10                                    11
                      8 
          7                        9
What about you guys? I seem to remember a few years back teams were numbered alphabetically. For example if there was a name beginning with A like Anderson for example, he would be number 1, even if he was a striker. Holland were like this and Jordi Cruyff was given permission to wear his famous #14 even though he was supposed to be #3.
 

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here in Brasil:

---------- 1
------2------ 3
-- 4 --- 5 --6
-7--8-- 9 --10-- 11

that is why, tradition keeps the two central defenders with 2 and 3, the back wingers with 4 and 6, the DM with 5, the right middle with 8, the left middle with 10, the centerfoward with 9 , the right winger with 7 and left with 11...

As result (but actually not the numbers used, for many reason inclued not the tatical formation used), Gilmar (1), Djalma Santos(4), Orlando(2), Belini(3), Nilton Santos(6), Zito(5), Didi(8), Pele(10), Garrincha(7), Vava(9), Zagalo(11)
 

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Portuguese way

1-Keeper
2-Right Defender
3-Left Defender
4-Central Defender/swepper or a defensive midfielder
5-Central Defender
6-Defensive Midfielder or Central Midfielder
7-Right Winger
8-Defensive Midfielder/central Midfielder or Striker
9-Striker
10-Offensive Midfielder or Striker
11-Left Winger
 

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In 1928, Arsenal wore numbers on their shirts for the first time:

-------1--------
----2--4--3----
----5----6----
7-------------8
--9--10--11--

In 1939, it became compulsory for every league team, although they only played a couple of games before the Second World War broke out.
 

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Nowadays the players are just given any spare number unlike before when at the beginning of a season the no.s 1-11 would be assigned to the normal first XI.

Romania (at the moment anyway):

-------1-------
-----4---5----
-2-----6-----3-
--------8------
-----11---7---
----------10---
------9--------
 

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I think the premier league numbering is a good idea. I find some of the manufactuers numbering hard to read, Real Madrid being some of the worst culprits.

I guess the traditional English way is...

--------------1----------------

2------4----------5---------3

7------6--------8---------11

---------10------9------------

With 6 being the holding midfielder and 8 the creative player.
 

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mutu1875 said:
I think the premier league numbering is a good idea. I find some of the manufactuers numbering hard to read, Real Madrid being some of the worst culprits.

I guess the traditional English way is...

--------------1----------------

2------4----------5---------3

7------6--------8---------11

---------10------9------------

With 6 being the holding midfielder and 8 the creative player.
It might be a good idea but they haven't picked a standard style like the La Liga ones or the Nationwide legue ones. Just plain font which is OK. BTW Real's style is OK, I don't like Deportivo's one from last year. :yuck:

England now play like your diagram only with 6 and 4 swapped (Campbell #6, Gerrard #4).
 

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I always tought that the Nº10 were the playmaker in any country...for example here in portugal and i think in Brazil as well we don't say "we need to buy a playmaker" we say "we need a number 10":D
 

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having Pele, Zico, ,Rivelino as number 10, people started to mention a quality very skilled player to be the number 10. As result -since Playmakers are supposed to be so - they became the number 10.
 

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Then Ronaldinho should be #10 but he was #11 for the World Cup and #7 for the Confederations Cup. Has he changed to #10 now? :confused:
 

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At Ajax it is like this:

-------1--------
2-----5-------3
------4--------
8-------------6
-------10------
7------9------11
 

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but then Raven, this is numbering blew out to space in the 90's when the brazilians adopted all short of tatical variations...
So, Romario , which should be a 9, became a 11...
Rai was the 10 in 94, in the bench...
Rivaldo was the 10 and in 98 and 02 (and will probally still be)...
 

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to hard make my team cuz change every games
:rolleyes:
the lats match with Milan(where we won:D) we played like that:

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-4------------20------------2

22---13----32----21------6

-----------------10------
---------11--------------

1= De Sanctis
4= Bertotto
20= Sensini
2= Kroldrup
22=Alberto
13= Pinzi
32= Muntari
21= Pazienza
6= Jankulovski
10= Jorgensen
11= Fava

but our ideal team is that:

--------1-------
--4----20-----2
--7--13--8----6
-------10--------
--77(or 9)---11-

7=Castroman
8=Pizarro
77= Iaquinta
9= Jancker
 

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This current is Parma.

------- 1 -------
5 - 21 - 14 - 16
32 - 8 - 15 - 23
------ 10 ------
------ 11 ------

1= Frey
5= Bonera
8= Barone
10= Morfeo
11= Gilardino
14= Castellini
15= Donadel
16= Junior
21= Ferrari
23= Bresciano
32= Marchionni

We usually have right midfielder no.7
 

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Bresciano said:
This current is Parma.

------- 1 -------
5 - 21 - 14 - 16
32 - 8 - 15 - 23
------ 10 ------
------ 11 ------

1= Frey
5= Bonera
8= Barone
10= Morfeo
11= Gilardino
14= Castellini
15= Donadel
16= Junior
21= Ferrari
23= Bresciano
32= Marchionni

We usually have right midfielder no.7
What about Adriano and Nakata?

This is Fulham:

--------1--------
-2--24---16--18-
-14-----5-----11-
-----10---23-----
---------8-------

1: Edwin VAN DER SAR
2: Moritz VOLZ
5: Sylvain LEGWINSKI
8: Louis SAHA
10: Lee CLARK
11: Luis BOA MORTE
14: Steed MALBRANQUE
16: Zat KNIGHT
18: Jerome BONNISSEL
23: Sean DAVIS
24: Alain GOMA
 

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Adriano (number 9) plays instead of Gilardino (number 11) but Adriano is injured now.

Nakata (number 7) started the season as a right midfielder but my :heart: Marchionni (number 32) outclassed him!

...and Hidetoshi goes on loan to Bologna :tongue:.


And Raven, where is Djetou?
 

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In reserve. :eek: We have Melville on the bench.

12: Mark CROSSLEY (GK)
4: Andrew MELVILLE (D C)
6: Junichi INAMOTO (M C)
9: Facundo SAVA (F R/C)
15: Barry HAYLES (M/F L)
 

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I like to keep number 9 as a strong attacking target man and numbers 2 (rightback) 3 (leftback) 5 (centreback) and 1 (goalkeeper) in the same position all the time. I hate to see number 1s outfield. :irritate:
 
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