The Board of Directors of the Professional Football League has validated the change in the number rule for the coming season. Players will be able to choose freely between 1 to 99. Time to do the recap for PSG.
Expected for some time, the decision is now official. The Board of Directors of the Professional Football League has validated the change in the regulations concerning the numbers assigned to players. From now on, from the coming season, everyone is free to choose with their clubs between 1 and 99. There is no longer any need to request an exemption to give a player an unusual number as was the case when Lionel Messi took number 30 when he arrived at PSG. Donnarumma had also surprised by adopting the n°50:
However, some rules remain, such as the one requiring the number 1 to be assigned to a goalkeeper. In addition, all teams must declare a fixed number for the year rather than one assigned to no fixed player and reserved for last minute substitutions. Previously, this number was obligatorily 33. In recent years, for example, we have seen Tanguy Kouassi evolve with this number. This season, it was Djeidi Gassama who came into play wearing the 33 against Montpellier during the 37th day of Ligue 1.
PSG shirt numbers
At PSG, many departures are expected within the workforce during the transfer window. The numbering of the jerseys will probably change for some who will take numbers left free according to their status or by marketing appeal, or even personal affection. Angel Di Maria, for example, explained that he would like Neymar to take his number 11 to leave the 10 to Lionel Messi.
In addition, with the new regulations, it is not impossible to think that some young people could choose a number that they like without it necessarily being just above 30. While waiting to see the developments, here is the summary jersey numbers worn by PSG players, with those likely to change (in the event of transfer, end of contract or other) in italics:
- Di Maria
- Dina Ebimbe
- xavi simons