“The name on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back” is often heard, but what about the number on the back? I've always been curious to why players choose a certain number they do. So I did some research and found some unique reasons to why players choose the number that they've become known by.
From birthdates to wearing the same number as your idol, the reasons for a number can say a lot about a player. Think carefully when choosing your next jersey number, because you never know what legacy it might carry on!