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Lionel Messi’s PSG jersey number: Why won’t the superstar wear No. 10 now that he’s moved from Barcelona?
On Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain completed the free-agent signing of Lionel Messi to a two-year contract with a third-year option. Following his sensational exit from Barcelona, Messi now has a new club and a new number. When he plays for the French giants, the Argentina international will wear the number 30 shirt.
At Parc des Princes, the renowned 34-year-old sees familiar faces in Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Ramos, Keylor Navas, and Leandro Paredes. Messi’s favored No. 10, which he wore for most of his 17-year Barcelona career, is already occupied by Neymar.
According to reports, Neymar gave the number to a close friend, but the record six-time Ballon d’Or winner declined, preferring to return to one of his previous numbers — 19 or 30.
It’ll be 30 in the end, but there’ll be no shortage of complexities along the way. For one, backup goalkeeper Alexandre Letellier already had it, and second, the No. 30 shirt, along with the No. 1 and No. 16 jerseys, is regarded as a goalie number.
The request was made to France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel. Letellier stepped aside so that Messi could wear the number 40, which is also an emergency goalkeeper number under French rules.
Gianluigi Donnarumma discovered how perplexing the French numbering restrictions can be when he attempted to preserve his No. 99 AC Milan jersey but was forced to settle for No. 50—potentially instead of 40—with jersey numbers only allowed from 1 to 30, including three goalkeepers.