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Highest numbered shirt to play for Charlton

I think I am right in saying that I saw Dervite wearing 44 on Saturday against Brighton. Has anyone turned out in a higher number for Charlton?
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    I think I am right in saying that I saw Dervite wearing 44 on Saturday against Brighton. Has anyone turned out in a higher number for Charlton?

    Rob Elliot also wore 44 in the few matches he played last season.

    I cannot recall seeing a higher number.
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    Didn't Mills take 44 a few seasons back also?
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    edited December 2012
    Jimmy floyd Hasselbaink 66 X X X X X XL
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    I heard Darren Ambrose and Darren Bent liked number 69 when they were playing for us.
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    Stuart Balmer wore No.1 one season. Not sure what relevance that has to this thread, but hey ho!
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    Anyone know what's the highest numbered shirt worn in competitive football in England?
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    Anyone know what's the highest numbered shirt worn in competitive football in England?

    At a guess.. Nico Yennaris at Arsenal (64)

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    edited December 2012
    According to wikipedia the highest worn shirt number is shared between Nico Yennaris and Abdul Razak who both wore 62.

    Edit: Wiki must have got that wrong ISawLeaburnScore is right Yennaris wore 64 in a Carling Cup match
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    Stuart Balmer wore No.1 one season. Not sure what relevance that has to this thread, but hey ho!

    really? i don't think so. Anyone verify this?
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    I think they did it in alphabetical order in 93/94 season, with Balmer taking 1
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    Yeah, there was defintely a season Balmer wore 1. think it was the first year of squad numbers in the football league and we did it alphabetically (logical enough I suppose) which ended up with Balmer wearing 1 and Bolder wearing 2. Looked weird.
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    kafka said:

    Stuart Balmer wore No.1 one season. Not sure what relevance that has to this thread, but hey ho!

    really? i don't think so. Anyone verify this?
    As GNelson says they deffo done it in alphabetical order one year
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    93/94
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    kafka said:

    Stuart Balmer wore No.1 one season. Not sure what relevance that has to this thread, but hey ho!

    really? i don't think so. Anyone verify this?
    Absolutely he did, it was as others have said when squad numbers where first used and we as a club decided to go alphabetical, I still remember Brian Moore ranting on about the stupidity of it on The Big Match.
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    52 has to be the highest in English football for a first team player (Bendtner) as the 60s were youngsters at Arsenal.
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    argentina did the alphabetical squad numbering before us at the 82 world cup with ossie ardiles getting the number 1 shirt
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    actually, looks like they did it in 78 too. ardiles got number 2 that time with midfielder norberto alonso getting number 1
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    Ross said:

    52 has to be the highest in English football for a first team player (Bendtner) as the 60s were youngsters at Arsenal.

    Yennaris played in the league cup
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    Ross said:

    52 has to be the highest in English football for a first team player (Bendtner) as the 60s were youngsters at Arsenal.

    Yennaris played in the league cup
    But he's not a first team player though.
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    There's an Italian player who wears 99. Can't remember his name. I guess that's the highest number you can wear...!
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    Valley11 said:

    There's an Italian player who wears 99. Can't remember his name.

    Being an Italian, he's just selling Ice Cream
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    edited December 2012
    Everything you (didn't) want to know about high squad numbers here:
    http://spiritofmirko.com/2011/12/07/highest-squad-numbers-in-the-top-five-european-leagues/


    Cassano was the Italian player.
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    Hooper wears 88 for Celtic.
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    Ross said:

    Ross said:

    52 has to be the highest in English football for a first team player (Bendtner) as the 60s were youngsters at Arsenal.

    Yennaris played in the league cup
    But he's not a first team player though.
    No he's not but that wasn't the question!
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    Hooper wears 88 for Celtic.

    Thought 88 got banned as it was linked to Neo Nazism?
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    As well as Cassano, the Brazilian Ronaldo also used to wear 99 for AC Milan.

    I think Cassano wanted it because number 18 was taken (so went for 9+9 instead), but no idea why Ronaldo wore it... assuming 9 was taken and thought 99 was twice as good.
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    edited December 2012

    Stuart Balmer wore No.1 one season. Not sure what relevance that has to this thread, but hey ho!

    All perfectly true, Sweaty did wear 1 for that season as his name was first alphabetically. The list in full:

    1 Stuart Balmer
    2 Bob Bolder
    3 Alan Curbishley
    4 Peter Garland
    5 Paul Gorman
    6 Kim Grant
    7 Steve Gritt
    8 Carl Leaburn
    9 Paul Linger
    10 Alan McLeary
    11 Scott Minto
    12 Garry Nelson
    14 Shaun Newton
    15 Alan Pardew
    16 Darren Pitcher
    17 Linvoy Primus
    18 John Robinson
    19 Mike Salmon
    20 Paul Sturgess
    21 Colin Walsh
    22 John Vaughan
    23 Phil Chapple
    24 Steve Brown
    25 Danny Mills
    26 Dennis Bailey, Mike Small, Micky Bennett
    27 Mark Robson

    Sunderland, Brum, Boro and Brentford were among others that also had squad numbers in 93-94 but not alphabetically.

    I think Stuart may be the only official outfielder to wear 1 in English competitive league matches on a regular basis. David James was allowed to play outfield as a gesture by Man City when coming on as a late substitute and he wore a regular kit with his usual squad number 1 on.


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    David James was allowed to play outfield as a gesture by Man City when coming on as a late substitute and he wore a regular kit with his usual squad number 1 on.


    Are you sure about this? there was one game where weaver was brought on and james was moved up front; it wasn't planned though so I would've thought he either borrowed a shirt or wore an unnumbered one
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    Stuart Balmer wore No.1 one season. Not sure what relevance that has to this thread, but hey ho!

    All perfectly true, Sweaty did wear 1 for that season as his name was first alphabetically. The list in full:

    1 Stuart Balmer
    2 Bob Bolder
    3 Alan Curbishley
    4 Peter Garland
    5 Paul Gorman
    6 Kim Grant
    7 Steve Gritt
    8 Carl Leaburn
    9 Paul Linger
    10 Alan McLeary
    11 Scott Minto
    12 Garry Nelson
    14 Shaun Newton
    15 Alan Pardew
    16 Darren Pitcher
    17 Linvoy Primus
    18 John Robinson
    19 Mike Salmon
    20 Paul Sturgess
    21 Colin Walsh
    22 John Vaughan
    23 Phil Chapple
    24 Steve Brown
    25 Danny Mills
    26 Dennis Bailey, Mike Small, Micky Bennett
    27 Mark Robson

    Sunderland, Brum, Boro and Brentford were among others that also had squad numbers in 93-94 but not alphabetically.

    I think Stuart may be the only official outfielder to wear 1 in English competitive league matches on a regular basis. David James was allowed to play outfield as a gesture by Man City when coming on as a late substitute and he wore a regular kit with his usual squad number 1 on.


    McLeary in the coveted 10 shirt. Just plain weird.
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    edited December 2012
    rina said:

    David James was allowed to play outfield as a gesture by Man City when coming on as a late substitute and he wore a regular kit with his usual squad number 1 on.


    Are you sure about this? there was one game where weaver was brought on and james was moved up front; it wasn't planned though so I would've thought he either borrowed a shirt or wore an unnumbered one
    Yes, Weaver came on for Reyna but it must have all been planned as James then changed into an outfield shirt with his name and number on. Man City were in their away kit despite the match taking part at the Etihad.

    James' pathetic efforts as a front man can be viewed here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGBolZbTsKk

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