Coutinho gets Number 14, Amunike wore same at Barcelona

Coutinho gets Number 14, Amunike wore same at Barcelona

After his big money move to Barcelona this January and the long awaited announcement of his Jersey number, Brazil and Barcelona new signing Philippe Coutinho will hope his newly issued number brings him better fortune than it did for former players like Emmanuel Amunike or Jordi Cruijff.

Amunike, who joined Barcelona in 1996, was initially unveiled with the number 17 but later got re-issued the jersey number 14.

Emmanuel Amunike

Credit: Facebook | Emmanuel Amunike

Meanwhile, with the new issue Coutinho will carry the banner of an esteemed company that includes Thierry Henry, Txiki Begiristain and recent owner, Javier Mascherano.

The Brazilian midfielder joined the Catalan side from Liverpool for a hefty £142m but is yet to feature for the Blaugrana after he was diagnosed with a minor injury.

Barcelona players to previously wear the No. 14 shirt:

Javier Mascherano
Thierry Henry
Santiago Ezquerro
Gerard López
Emmanuel Amunike
Jordi Cruijff
Óscar García
Lluís Carreras
Iván Iglesias
Cristóbal Parralo
Miguel Nadal
Txiki Begiristain
Miquel Soler

But life in Camp Nou will soon get under way for the 25 year-old, perhaps this weekend he’ll get his bow in the home game against Alaves.

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