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10 Top Famous Players Whose Jersey Numbers Have Been Retired

In the game of football, retiring a player’s jersey number is observed by certain clubs to acknowledge or rather honour their legendary players for their outstanding performances and achievements for the team.

This is done for the player after they have left the team to another or retired.

Sometimes, they are retired not only to honor a player’s loyal service, but to posthumously honor a player who died while still playing for the football team.

However, the retiring exercise is not frequently occuring in the football game today, but a lot of teams have already adopted the procedure on many occasions which we are going to be looking at in this article.

So kindly go through this article till the end to find out for yourselves.

16. Miklos Feher

He had his Jersey number 29 retired at Benfica as a mark of respect & for the memory of him after his death.

15. Marc-Vivien Foe

Marc shirt’s number 17 was retired at RC Lens, and also number 23 at Manchester City, to serve as a symbol of respect and memorialization of his death.

14. Davide Astori

Same thing goes with Astori, as his shirt number 13 was retired at Cagliari, and number 13 again at Fiorentina for respect & memory of him after his death

13. Henrik Larsson

The legendary player had his number 17 shirt retired at Helsingborgs IF in order to honor him for his loyal service.

Note; from numer twelve down to number one, the same reason is applicable, which can also be seen in the photos.

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12. Rogerio Ceni

Number Retired: 01

Club: Sao Paulo

11. Giacinto Facchetti

Number Retired: 3

Club: Inter Milan

10. Ferenc Puskas

Number Retired: 10

Club: Budapest Honved

9. Franco Baresi

Number Retired: 6

Club: A.C. Milan

8. Bobby Moore

Number Retired: 6

Club: West Ham United

7. Gianfranco Zola

Number Retired: 25

Club: Chelsea football club

6. Javier Zanetti

Number Retired: 4

Club: Inter Milan

5. Paolo Maldini

Number Retired: 3

Club: A.C. Milan

4. Roberto Baggio

Number Retired: 10

Club: Brescia

3. Pele

Number Retired: 10

Club: New York Cosmos

2. Johan Cruyff

Retired Number: 14

Club: Ajax

1. Diego Maradona

Retired Number: 10

Club: Napoli

 

 

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