Antonie Griezmann will wear the number 7 shirt for FC Barcelona this coming season, following in the footsteps of stars such as Villa, Pedro, Larsson and Saviola.
A year with No.17
On July 14, 2019, the Frenchman was presented at the Camp Nou with the number 17 shirt, which he wore last season. The number 7 was occupied by Philippe Coutinho at that time, meaning Griezmann could not maintain the squad number he had worn at Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid.
With the double-digit shirt, he scored 15 goals in 41 games.
History with the No.7
Before signing for Barça, the number 7 shirt had been Griezmann's since 2010/11 at Real Sociedad. He wore it for four seasons in San Sebastián, then a further five when playing for Atletico Madrid.
He was also the number 7 for France, including for their 2018 World Cup win in Russia.
"I would like to get the number 7 shirt back," said Griezmann back at the end of March. Now he gets the opportunity to reunite with what has proven to be a lucky number for the forward.