Barcelona have confirmed two new squad numbers for the 2022-23 season: new signing Andreas Christensen will wear number 15, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang changes from last season’s #25 to #17, the number he wore with great success back in his Borussia Dortmund days.
Dorsales confirmados 22/23— Albert Rogé (@albert_roge) July 22, 2022
- Aubameyang deja el 25 y lucirá el 17 que la temporada pasada llevaba Luuk
- Christensen tendrá el 15 que ha dejado vacante Lenglet pic.twitter.com/y5HqkZCzPa
Christensen takes Clément Lenglet’s shirt for the season while the Frenchman is on loan at Tottenham Hotspur, while Aubameyang has the big responsibility of wearing the shirt of a legend: #17 was Luuk De Jong’s number last season, and Big Luuk did many great things in that shirt in his lone season at Barça and left the club as a near cult hero.
Aubameyang won’t be the only player with a new number ahead of the new campaign: Ferran Torres is expected to move on from #19 and take the #11 that belonged to Yusuf Demir and Adama Traoré last season; Pedri has already gone from #16 to the legendary #8, and Gavi will reportedly go from #30 to #6 once his contract renewal is finally made official.
As for the other new signings, Franck Kessie has been rumored to end up with number 25, with Raphinha taking #19 and Robert Lewandowski going with, you guessed it, number 9.