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10 weird jersey numbers worn by footballers

  • These footballers have defied footballing tradition with their choice of squad numbers.
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Modified 06 Sep 2017, 15:57 IST

Ronaldinho – 80 (A C Milan)

AC Milan v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A
The Brazilian decided to wear the number 80 jersey at the San Siro

Ronaldinho is believed to be amongst the best footballers who ever lived by many. The Brazilian mesmerised the world of football with his performances for Barcelona and is regarded as a magician who possessed the ability to weave his magic around the best of defences. He is still revered at Barcelona for his mesmerising performances during his 5-year tenure at the Camp Nou.

While being absolutely fabulous to watch on the pitch, Ronaldinho, over the years has also acquired the reputation for being an eccentric. His time at PSG was mired by controversy with his manager even questioning his dedication towards the game.

When Ronaldinho signed for AC Milan in 2008, he was already past his prime and his partying habits had become a headache for Barcelona. Upon arriving in Milan, Ronaldinho learnt that his favoured number 10 jersey was not available (Clarence Seedorf donned the number 10) and hence decided that he was going to wear the number 80 jersey.

While it indicates the year in which he was born, the magical Ronaldinho wearing the number 80 jersey still remains a sight that made many fans question his saneness. 

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Published 06 Sep 2017, 12:57 IST
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