Top Footballers Who Wore The Number 13 Jersey

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In soccer, it is a common custom to see the best players of a team wearing the numbers assigned to their specific positions. Kit numbers like 7 and 10, which are reserved for attackers, are usually worn by the best players on the team.

On the contrary, numbers from 1 to 4 are usually reserved for defensive positions.

But the number 13 means different things to many people. In some cultures, some consider it a sign of bad luck, while others believe it to be a harbinger of good fortune. In football, however, most people think it’s just another jersey number no different from any other. A few players have excelled while wearing this particular number, be it national or club side football. Today, we bring to you a few players who have worn this distinctive shirt number.
Here are the best footballers to wear jersey number 13.

 Danny Murphy 

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The former Liverpool FC player had no issues wearing this supposedly jinxed number during his time with English club side Fulham FC. During his time with the Cottagers, Murphy scored 29 goals in 204 appearances, helping them reach the finals of the Europa League, where they lost to Atletico Madrid.

Maicon Douglas Sisenando 

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The Brazilian right-back/right-wingback is another player who didn’t find the number a burden to wear. If anything, wearing the number 13 brought great success to the former Brazil international, who won many titles during his time with Italian giants Inter Milan. Maicon was able to win a treble with Nerrazuri clinching the Serie A, Coppa Italia, and UEFA Champions League titles.  Maicon wore the number 13 jersey number for Brazil, AS Monaco, Inter Milan AS Roma, and ASD Sona Calcio. 

Park Ji-Sung 

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The former Korean international is obviously not the superstitious type as he proudly wore this number during his time with English football giants Manchester United. Despite the plethora of quality players at Manchester at the time, Park managed to prove his quality and was an invaluable member of the squad that won numerous leagues and domestic cup titles.

Alessandro Nesta 

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Nesta is a defender that almost needs no introduction – he’s a legend at AC Milan and a legend of the Italian national side.

While playing the part of an immovable object in defence at the San Siro, he more than happily wore the number 13 shirt and became one of the world’s greatest defenders.

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Michael Ballack 

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Ballack was undoubedtly one of the biggest players in the game when he was at his career peak. Known for his thundering strikes, he starred for Leverkusen, Bayern & Chelsea – as well as the German national team of course.

Ballack turned out for all of those teams in the number 13 and it certainly didn’t do his career any harm.

Aliaksandr Hleb – Arsenal

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David Ospina – Arsenal

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Thomas Muller – Germany

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Kevin Hitchcock – Chelsea

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William Gallas – Chelsea

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Thibaut Courtois – Chelsea

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