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10 weird jersey numbers worn by footballers

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Glen Johnson – 8 (Stoke City)

Burton Albion v Stoke City - Pre Season friendly
Johnson is by no measure a midfield dynamo who deserves to wear the number 8

If you happen to be a Liverpool fan, chances are that the mere mention of his name might get your blood boiling. Glen Johnson arrived at the Merseyside with expectations amongst the Reds high due to his performances for his previous club Portsmouth but proved to be a rather wasteful buy as he was constantly mocked for his performances.

So, when Liverpool released him, the footballing world lost a source of entertainment. That was until Glen signed for Stoke City and decided he was going to be “The Man” at the club by taking up the vacant number 8, the number traditionally worn by a central midfielder.

Now to be fair to him, while his attacking instincts can prove troublesome to the opposition at times, Johnson is by no measure a midfield dynamo who can boss the centre of the park. In fact, he could barely boss his own flank during his time at Liverpool. What is perhaps more entertaining is that Stoke actually let him have the number 8, which he still wears to this day.  

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