England Players Kits To Feature 'Legacy Numbers' In Every Game From Now - Here Is How The System Works
The England Football Association already some time ago announced that the England players will wear special "legacy numbers" in the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match against Montenegro, the 1000th game in England’s 147 year history.
Legacy Numbers Represent Each Players Unique Number In Which They Have Played For The International Team
As explained by the England Football Association, the legacy numbers represent each players unique number in which they have played for the International team. They are printed below the crest (above the special lettering "England's 1000th International - 14 November 2019).
The legacy numbers denote each player's individual position in the list of 1244 players to have worn the Three Lions so far.
In example, Southgate has legacy number 1071. Robert Barke, the goalkeeper in the England’s first International match in 1872, is #1. Recent debutant Tyrone Mings is number 1244.
The England players will each wear their unique legacy number for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro beneath the Three Lions crest after they received special dispensation from UEFA.
It was also announced that each players legacy number will be moved to the inside of the players collar for future fixtures to adhere to UEFA regulations.
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