The number 6 jersey is not a number one usually associate with talented or popular players. Over the years, however, a few players have distinguished themselves while adorning the number 6 jersey and elevated themselves to iconic status. Here are the greatest players to have worn the number 6 jersey.
Xavi Hernández – FC Barcelona
Hernandez is one of the greatest midfielders the game will ever know and he exemplified this on multiple fronts.
the Catalan legend wore the number 6 during his illustrious career. Known for his accurate passes and great control, the World Cup winner was able to dictate the tone and pace of the game, notwithstanding the level of opposition he faced. Xavi was part of the all-conquering side that won a sextuplet during the 2008-2009 season. Hernández was also part of the golden generation of the Spanish national that won their first World Cup and back-to-back Euro trophies.Franco Baresi – Italy
The AC Milan legend is arguably one of the greatest defenders in the game. Baresi was part of a Rossoneri backline that helped guide them to multiple Serie A titles and UEFA Champions League trophies. Franco was also part of an impressive Italian defense that unluckily lost the 1994 World Cup final against Brazil. The Italian legend was known to wear the number 6 jersey.
Paul Pogba – France & Manchester United
Another soccer player with number 6 at his back is Paul Pogba. He wore this jersey for both club and country and he has been wearing the same jersey number all the senior clubs he played for, Juventus and Manchester United.
Pogba is a very key and instrumental part of the France team that won the 2018 world cup and he is seen as the leader of the squad even while he’s not the captain. Pogba has led his club United to Europa League victory and also won three Serie-A titles while with Juventus.
Roberto Carlos– Brazil
If there is a soccer player with number 6 at his back that everyone loves, it has to be Roberto Carlos.
The former Brazilian and Real Madrid left-back was one of the most exciting attacking fullbacks in the 90s and 2000s. His speed, technique and free kicks were his trademark even as a defender. He wore jersey number 6 for club and country and he was a famous member of the 2002 Brazil world cup side. He was also part of the real Madrid Galatico in early 2000.
Ronald De Boer – Ajax
The former Dutch national team captain was a great midfielder who was especially dominant in the 90s. Ronald was part of a young and exciting Ajax Amsterdam side that conquered Europe when they defeated AC Milan in the 1995 UEFA Champions League final. Ronald also led the team that finished second the following season. Ronald wore the number 6 jersey during his time with both Ajax and the Dutch national team.
Although he never actually wore a number 6 jersey, for the majority of his career he occupied the traditional number 6 position.
Sitting just in front of his team’s defense he was an expert at collecting the ball, finding space, and then playing the perfect pass up to those in front of him.
He always seemed to know where to be. If there was any space to find around him, he would find it and be there before anyone else.
The combination of his perfect soccer brain along with his ability to produce the perfect pass earned him the title of the “Maestro of Italian Football”.
other Soccer players That Wear number 6:
- Matthias Sammer – Borussia Dortmund
- Andres Iniesta – Spain
- Taribo West – Nigeria
- Bobby Moore – England
- Aldair – Brazil
- Joleon Lescott – Manchester City
- Laurent Koscielny – Arsenal FC
who ware number6 in famous soccer players?
Xavi Hernández,Paul Pogba,Roberto Carlos,Ronald De Boer