The Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has his shirt number for the 2020/21 season. After returning from a loan spell with Bayern Munich, the carioca international will show off the number 14 shirt this season under new coach Ronald Koeman, the same number he wore during the first few months on his Barça career after his arrival at the Club in January 2018. The number has a long history at the Club and is associated with the historic figure of Johan Cruyff as well as the likes of Thierry Henry and Javier Mascherano.
During his first six months at the Club, Coutinho wore the number 14 following the departure of Javier Mascherano. The following season he changed the number 7 shirt that is now worn by Antoine Griezmann.
Coutinho now goes back to his original Barça shirt number and it seems to suit him well as he has worn it during Barça's preseason friendlies, winning the Man of the Match award for his performance in the 1-0 win over Elche in the Gamper Trophy game.
Let's have a look back at previous wearers of the number 14:
Jordi Cruyff (1995-96)
Gerard López (2000-05)
Thierry Henry (2007-10)