Why They Wear Number No. 10?

The adage numbers don’t lie certainly rings true when it comes to football.

Over the years, some of the game’s best players have donned the number 10 jersey.

However, players might wear the No. 10 for their club and a different number for their national team and vice versa.

The number symbolizes character, strength, creativity, and courage, among other attributes.

It is what legends of the game are made of not only in the past but also today.

The number belongs to the most creative and influential player on the field.

With the introduction of squads with more than 11 players and the impact of global marketing, the number has gained even more respect.

The No. 10 position these days is more about status than it is about your function on the field.

And for these players, their reputation as some of the sport’s all-time greats has been summarized in the top 10 listed below:

1. Pele

2. Lionel Messi

3. Diego Maradona

4. Zinedine Zidane

5. Ronaldinho

6. Dennis Bergkamp

7. Michel Platini

8. Francesco Totti

9. Juan Roman Riquelme

10. Mesut Ozil

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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