From the iconic 1-to-11 shirt numbers, such as the perfect no.10's, the tricky no.7's, and the goal-scoring no.9's, to the flamboyant no.13's and no.14's, here are the footballers who made certain shirt numbers famous...

The Most Famous Shirt Numbers in Football


No. 1's

Lev Yashin, Gianluigi Buffon, Sepp Maier, Gordan Banks, Pat Jennings.


No. 2's

Manfred Kaltz.


No. 7's

Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Piere Littbarski, Cristiano Ronaldo.


No. 8's

Socrates.


No. 9's

Ronaldo, Careca, Alan Shearer, David Hirst.


No. 10's

Pelé - he revealed that the fabled no.10 jersey was given to him by accident at the 1958 World Cup as no-one else was deemed important enough to wear it.

Other No.10's: Zico, Lionel Messi, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka.


No. 11's

Romario, Eder.


No. 14's

Johann Cruyff - one of the most iconic shirt numbers in football, but it was just by chance that the great Dutchman ended up wearing it. Ajax were playing PSV and Cruyff's team-mate Gerrie Muhren couldn't find his no.7 shirt. Cruyff gave Muhren his shirt (no.9), and then wore a spare shirt that he'd found - no.14. The rest is history.

Marco Tardelli - famously wore shirt number 14 when he scored that cracking goal against West Germany in the 1982 World Cup Final.