Griezmann Chooses Atlético Madrid No. 8 Shirt As Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Atletico Madrid have revealed which shirt number Antoine Griezmann will wear in the 2021-22 season.

Griezmann Opts For No. 8 Instead Of No. 17

In contrast to his first time at Atlético Madrid, Griezmann will wear not the No. 7 kit. Instead, the French forward will wear the No. 8. which became free when Saul joined Chelsea. The No. 7 is worn by Joao Felix.

The No. 7 is worn by Joao FelixThe French forward is a huge follower of the NBA and has been wearing a Lakers No.8 shirt in honor of Kobe Bryant.

Atlético had several options open for Griezmann - free numbers included 3, 17 (free as Saponjic did not enter the squad list), and 25.

Griezmann opted against the No. 17During his time at FC Barcelona, he wore the No. 17 (first season) and No. 7 (second season) shirts. The No. 7 Barcelona kit has been handed to Dembele for the 21-22 season.

The Atlético Madrid 2021-22 kits with Griezmann on the back are available to buy at our partner Kitbag, who operates the official Atlético Madrid online store.

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