Dembélé will wear the ‘7’, Demir the ’11’, De Jong the ’17’ and Collado, without number
FC Barcelona has revealed the numbers of the first football team for this 2021/22 season, with the great novelty of seeing the now injured Ansu Fati with the ’10’ that he inherits from Leo Messi -in PSG-, while that Yusuf Demir will wear the ’11’ and Àlex Collado is left without a number, in the subsidiary.
“Ansu Fati already has a new number in the first team. After wearing the ’22’ and ’17’, now the young Barça forward will be able to proudly wear the number ’10’. A symbolic number, which until now had worn figures Barcelona like Leo Messi, Ronaldinho or Rivaldo “, announced the club.
The canterano, a young jewel of the Masia who hopes not to see his career cut short after a long knee injury from which he is about to recover, inherits that ’10’ that Leo Messi has made enormous, previously carried by Maradona, Rivaldo, Romario or Laudrup, but also Litmanen or Roger Garcia, not always being destined to ‘crack’.
At 18, Ansu has several records of precocity – debut and youngest scorer, for example – with Barça and this season he will carry that ’10’ loaded with symbolism and importance.
On the other hand, the number ‘7’ that Ousmane Dembélé remains, and that his compatriot Antoine Griezmann wore last season – back to Atlético de Madrid in the form of a loan with a mandatory purchase – stands out.
And the number ’11’ is kept by the newly signed, in principle for Barça B but who will remain in the first team after a great preseason, Yusuf Demir, an Austrian attacking midfielder who has liked Ronald Koeman.
As for other new faces, the one signed at the last minute Luuk De Jong will wear the number ’17’, and another center forward like Kun Agüero will wear the ’19’, since the ‘9’ will be for Memphis Depay, the signing that more illusion has awakened in the barcelonismo. Martin Braithwaite will now wear the ’12’.
Àlex Collado, a team player who did the preseason with the first team until the unsuccessful attempt to go on loan to Bruges, is finally left without a first team number. Yes, he will have it, in addition to Demir, a Òscar Mingueza who will have the ’22’, while Eric Garcia, who also arrived this summer, opts for the ’24’.