In the world of soccer, the first thing that comes to mind is 1 for goalkeepers and 7 or 10 for ace numbers, but there are players who have unique numbers that go beyond the norm.
In this series, we have compiled a list of the 11 best players who have chosen numbers other than the standard ones for their clubs.
In this series of articles, I will be presenting a list of the 11 best players who have chosen something other than the standard number for their club, along with commentary on each player.
In this football column, I have selected the players who wore the number 14, made famous by Johan Cruyff.
The formation is an attacking 3-4-3
Perhaps it is because of the strong image of the Dutch and Barcelona legend, Claife, that we have a lineup of players with attacking characteristics.
On the other hand, there were not many goalkeepers or defenders with the number 14 on their team, which made it difficult to select them.
Therefore, we chose an aggressive 3-4-3 formation. Let’s look forward to the gorgeous attackers who can make up for the uneasy defense.
GK: Tim Howard
Tim Howard (Former U.S. National Team/42 years old)
Number: 1 year (2003-04, Manchester United)
Howard, who played for Everton and the U.S. national team for a long time, was selected as the guardian deity. although he had only one year of experience with the number 14, there were almost no goalkeepers who wore the number 14, and I chose the former U.S. national team player who carried the number 14 during his time at Manchester United as the goalkeeper because of his name recognition.
Since he is retired, Sorare does not sell his cards now.
DF: Javier Mascherano
Javier Mascherano (Former Argentina national team/37 years old)
Career number: 10 years (10-11 to 17-18 / Barcelona, 17-18 to 18-19 / Hebei Foot Ball Club)
On the right side of the back three, Mascherano, who played for Liverpool and Barcelona, was selected. The number 14 was worn for a total of 10 years, 8 years in Barcelona and 2 years in China.
The number 14 was worn for a total of 10 years, 8 years in Barcelona and 2 years in China, and is now retired and no longer available for sale on Sorare.
DF: Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso (Former Spanish National Team/39 years old)
Career number: 12 years (04-05 to 08-09 / Liverpool, 10-11 to 14-15 / R. Madrid, 15-16 to 16-17 / Bayern)
Xabi Alonso continued to wear the number 14 for European mega clubs like Liverpool, R. Madrid, and Bayern. He wore the number 14 for the first time in the 2004-2005 season when he joined Liverpool and wore it for the next 12 years, wearing different numbers in his first season with R. Madrid and Bayern, but switching to the number 14 in his second season, which shows his strong attachment to the number. This time, I put him in the center of the back three that he used to play during his time at Bayern.
Since he has retired, Sorare is not selling the card now.
DF: Eymeric Laporte
Eymeric Laporte (Spain, age 27)
Career number: 5 years (17-18 to present / Manchester City)
Laporte is the only active member of the Spanish national team in the defensive line, and he has been with Guardiola’s Manchester City for five years. He is also a unique player in the attack, but the other two defenders are not his forte, so he needs to contribute in the defense first.
There are currently no cards for sale on Sorare at this time.
Casemiro (Brazil national team / age 29)
Career number: 7 years (15-16 to present / R. Madrid)
At the bottom of the midfield, we have Casemiro, who plays for R. Madrid and the Brazilian national team, and first wore the number 14 in the 2015-2016 season, when he became a mainstay of the team after being loaned back from Porto. He first wore the number 14 in the 2015-2016 season, when he became a mainstay of the team after being loaned back from Porto, and has worn the number for seven years without changing it since. The Brazilian national team has chosen number 5 because Miranda, who played for A. Madrid and Inter, has worn it for a long time.
Sorare sells both limited and unique cards, but currently only limited cards are available for auction.
MF: Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson (England national team / 31 years old)
Career number: 11 years (11-12 to present / Liverpool)
The captain of the Liverpool team, which is in its golden age, has worn the number 14 for 11 seasons. He has been wearing the number 14 for 11 seasons, and I hope he will show his captaincy in this team as well. The English midfielder is now more of a sweaty midfield player, but when he first joined Liverpool, he was more of a creative type. As such, he wore the number 10 during his time at Sunderland.
Sorare sells rare to unique cards, but all cards are currently sold out.
MF: Luka Modric
Luka Modric (Croatia national team/36 years old)
Career number: 4 years (08-09 to 11-12 / Tottenham)
The Croatian midfielder has been wearing the number 10 for both club and national team, and although he has only been wearing the number 14 for four years, the image of Modric as the number 14 is still strong, perhaps because of his impressive performance at Tottenham. Modric is still associated with the number 14 spot in the squad, and I expect him to continue to steer the midfield with his tactical eye.
Sorare sells both limited and unique cards, but currently only limited cards can be purchased at auction.
Guti (Former Spain national team/44 years old)
Number career: 15 years (97-98 to 09-10 / R. Madrid, 10-11 to 11-12 / Beji Kutash)
When you think of R. Madrid’s No. 14, you probably think of Guti. After nearly 20 years of supporting the white giants as a youngster, Guti began wearing the number 14 in 1997 and 1998 when he started to become a mainstay of the team. He continued to wear the number for 15 years, the longest stint in this year’s eleven.
Since he has retired, Sorare is no longer selling the card.
FW: Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry (Former French national team/44 years old)
Number career: 15 years (99-00-06-07 / Arsenal, 07-08-09-10 / Barcelona, 10-11-13-14 / NY Red Bulls)
For Arsenal fans, the number 14 is probably only Thierry Henry. The former French international is a four-time top scorer, including the undefeated 2003-2004 season, and has scored 175 Premier League goals, the most of any player in the club. He is a four-time top scorer, including the undefeated 2003-2004 season, and his 175 Premier League goals are the most in the club.
Due to his retirement, Sorare is currently not selling the card.
FW: Claudio Pizarro
Claudio Pizarro (Former Peruvian National Team/43 years old)
Career number: 15 years (01-02 to 06-07/Bayern, 07-08/Chelsea, 12-13 to 14-15/Bayern, 15-16 to 16-17 Bremen, 18-19/Bremen, 19-20/Bremen)
The former Peruvian international, who retired at the end of the 2019-2020 season, wore number 14 for a long time in the Bundesliga. The former Peruvian international, who retired after the 2019-2020 season, wore No. 14 for a long time in the Bundesliga, tying for the most seasons with the team. His commitment to the number 14 can be seen in the fact that he has worn it not only for the club but also for the national team for more than 10 years.
Since he has retired, Sorare is no longer selling the card.
FW: Johan Cruyff
Johan Cruyff (former Dutch national team)
Number career: 4 years (1970-1971 to 1972-1973, 1981-1982/Ajax)
Rather than saying that he was famous for wearing the number 14, it would be more accurate to say that the number 14 was made famous by Claife. There is an anecdote that he said, “I will not wear number 9 or 10, but number 14, which no one else wears, as my number. Whether that is true or not, it is hard to argue that number 14 is the number that made him famous.
Although he has retired, Sorare sold a limited number of cards from his Ajax days.
They are all sold out in auctions already, but you can buy them from individuals who already own them.
The Super Rare card was purchased for 2.672 ETH. That’s what I call a legend.
The above is a list of the best players who have chosen unique numbers. Can you buy it on Sorare?