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    • Number (sports)

    • In team sports, the number, often referred to as the uniform number, squad number, jersey number, guernsey number, shirt number, sweater number, or similar (with such naming differences varying by sport and region) is the number worn on a player's uniform, to identify and distinguish each player (and sometimes others, ... Read »


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    • Retired number

    • Retiring the number of an athlete is an honor a team bestows upon a player, usually after the player has left the team, retires from the sport or dies. Once a number is retired, no future player from the team may wear that number on their uniform, unless the player so-honored permits it; however, in many cases the numb ... Read »


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    • Competition number

    • In many sports, a competition number is used to identify and differentiate the competitors taking part in the competitive endeavour. For example, runners in a race may wear a prominent competition number so that they may be clearly identified from a distance. It is also called a bib number when worn on a bib over, or a ... Read »


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    • Uniform number (Major League Baseball)

    • In baseball, the uniform number is a number worn on the uniform of each player and coach. Numbers are used for the purpose of easily identifying each person on the field as no two people from the same team can wear the same number. Although designed for identification purposes only, numbers have become the source of su ... Read »


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    • Uniform number (basketball)

    • In team sports, the number, often referred to as the uniform number, squad number, jersey number, shirt number, sweater number, or similar (with such naming differences varying by sport and region) is the number worn on a player's uniform, to identify and distinguish each player (and sometimes others, such as coaches a ... Read »


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    • Uniform number (American football)

    • Uniform numbers in American football are unusual compared to those in other sports. They are displayed in more locations on the uniform; they are universally worn on both the front and back of the jersey; and in many cases "TV numbers" are displayed on either the jersey sleeves, the shoulder pad, or occasionally on the ... Read »


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    • National Football League uniform numbers

    • Players in the National Football League wear uniform numbers between 1 and 99, and no two players on a team may wear the same number on the field at the same time. Rules exist which tie a player's number to a specific range of numbers for their primary position. Additionally, rules exist which limit who may handle the ... Read »


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    • Squad number (association football)

    • Squad numbers are used in association football to identify and distinguish players that are on the field. Numbers were originally used to also indicate position, with starting players being assigned numbers 1–11. Although these numbers often bear little or no significance in the modern game other than the players' ... Read »


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    • Squad number (Australian rules football)

    • In team sports, the number, often referred to as the uniform number, squad number, jersey number, guernsey number, shirt number, sweater number, or similar (with such naming differences varying by sport and region) is the number worn on a player's uniform, to identify and distinguish each player (and sometimes others, ... Read »


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    • Gaelic football, hurling and camogie positions

    • The following are the positions in the Gaelic sports of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. Each team consists of one goalkeeper (who wears a different colour jersey), six backs, two mid fielders, and six forwards: fifteen players in all. Some under-age games are played 13-a-side (in which case the full back and ful ... Read »


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    • Rugby league positions

    • A rugby league football team consists of thirteen players on the field, with four substitutes on the bench. Each of the thirteen players is assigned a position based on both the role they are expected to fill within the team and the area they typically occupy on the field. These positions are defined by number and are ... Read »


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    • Rugby union numbering schemes

    • Modern rugby union numbering schemes normally now have the starting players numbered from 1 to 15, and the replacements numbered 16 onwards. But rugby union players have not always been identified by individual labels, nor have the systems used always been the same. The first use of numbered shirts was the match b ... Read »


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