Ligue 1 Players Are Now Allowed to Wear "Any" Number

If you have watched some of the opening matches of the 2022-2023 Ligue 1 season, you might have noticed a change in shirt numbers - players now have a much bigger freedom when it comes to the choice of their shirt number.

Ligue 1 Get Rid Off Controversial Shirt Numbers Rule

From the 2022-2023 season, all Ligue 1 players are allowed to freely choose any number from two to 99, with only number one being reserved for goalkeepers. Previously, players had to wear a number between 1-30 (1, 12, and 30 reserved for keepers), with some special exceptions.

Ligue 1 Players With Number Above 30 In 22-23 Season

Various players took the chance and took a number that would previously have been forbidden. The most famous player who changed shirt numbers is PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who switched from No. 50 to No. 99.

Tolisso's No. 88 caused some debate

Those who have made use of the new numbering rules in large numbers are the new signings of the club. Alexis Sanchez (No. 70), Alexandre Lacazette (No. 91), Breel Embolo (No. 36), and Mbemba (No. 99) are only a few signings who wear shirts with numbers above 30.

We will certainly see much many more high numbers in France's Ligue 1 in the futureIt seems certain that we will see a lot more numbers above 30 in the future, with players apparently liking the freedom to choose high numbers.

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