Mitrovic Stays With 45 – Newcastle Squad Numbers Released

Newcastle have released the squad numbers of the players in the first team squad, and it’s not surprising that Aleksandar Mitrovic, our new young striker, has taken the number 45 shirt, and that’s the number he wore at Anderlecht and Partizan Belgrade – so maybe it’s his lucky number.

Center-forward was number 9 in the old system of 2-3-5 in the olden days, two full backs, three half backs and five forwards.

4+4=9,  so maybe that’s why Aleksandar has taken number 45 – but why didn’t he just settle for 9?

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Aleksandar – has always worn the number 45 shirt

Here’s a shot of Aleksandar in his Partizan Belgrade strip, where he also had the number 45 shirt.

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Georginio Wijnaldum takes the old center-half number – 5 – he wore the number 10 shirt at PSV, but Siem de Jong was given that Newcastle number a year ago.

Chancel Mbemba has taken number 18 – he had number 22 at Anderlecht

Here are the squad numbers that have been released today by Newcastle.

1. Tim Krul
2. Fabricio Coloccini
3. Paul Dummett
4. Jack Colback
5. Georginio Wijnaldum
6. Mike Williamson
7. Moussa Sissoko
8. Vurnon Anita
9. Papiss Cisse
10. Siem de Jong
11. Yoan Gouffran
14. Gabriel Obertan
15. Jamaal Lascelles
16. Rolando Aarons
17. Ayoze Perez
18. Chancel Mbemba
19. Massadio Haidara
20. Remy Cabella
21. Rob Elliot
22. Daryl Janmaat
23. Haris Vuckic
24. Cheick Tiote
26. Karl Darlow
27. Steven Taylor
29. Emmanuel Riviere
30. Mehdi Abeid
31. Sylvain Marveaux
32. Adam Armstrong
33. Curtis Good
34. Shane Ferguson
35. Gael Bigirimana
37. Lubomir Satka
40. Olivier Kemen
41. Freddie Woodman
45. Aleksandar Mitrovic

It’s last but not least for Aleksandar – who looks a young exciting player who seems just delighted to be at a big club like Newcastle United.

There are also nice new pictures of the players on the Newcastle web-site here.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 31, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #1

    ED 4+4 is 8 mate lol

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 31, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #2

    R.I.P Sir Bobby .

    Still don’t know why so many on here want Cisse gone like .

    Yes he seems like a bit of a knob in his personal life and isn’t the greatest all round footballer NUFC have ever had, but his goals have kept us in the PL for the last two seasons and he had a better goal per minutes ratio than Sergio Aguero at one stage last campaign .

    Here is all his goals for NUFC that was posted on twitter:

    Some crackers in there like .

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 31, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #3

    They gave 6 to Williamson FFS .

    H should be as far away from 1-10 as possible .

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #4

    4+4=9 lmfao whoopsies

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Big Pappa Cissé

    I could not agree more. The lad is a true poacher and a true bargain we bought here. He basically kept us un the PL. A great eye for goal if he gets better service watch hm score goals. This is why we need a winger.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Charlie Austin now 1/6 to sign for us

  • Tsunki

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Williamson and gouffran have numbers Meh.

    Ashley Out!

  • spaghetti bandit

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    We should definitely keep cisse no questions

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #9

    austin wont come. our transfers are done this season. almost guaranteed there will be no more incomings unless there is an outgoing.

    side note. good to hear andy woodman is leaving us. clearing all the abysmal backroom staffs we were stuck with for so long.

    very refreshing.

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #10


    Thank god for that. The last remnants of a bygone era has left the building.

    Now just the slug left.

    Excellent addition skills Edward 😀

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Looks like Dummet is the LB and Willo is still a purple 🙁

  • nightfa11

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Wtf would we sign austin now?

    Lets say we sign him for 15 Mio and sell cisse for 7..

    If we wait till january we can still sell cisse for 7, But buy austin for 5-10mio (hes in last year of his contact)..

  • Belfast

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #13

    I think he maybe just likes the number 45.

  • Belfast

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Nightfall Charlie Austin won’t be a Qpr in January.

  • Rainrix

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #15

    I’d keep cisse, purely just to see how many more wives he can collect. The papa lazarou of the footballing world

  • loonie-toon

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #16

    I can c Austin been with us at start of season the bid we put in gunner get accepted 😉 this tranfer from when I herd it cunt wait still dragging though

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Barspot ?@BarspotLTD · 38m38 minutes ago
    Charlie Austin will join Newcastle United. Permitting medical passed.#NUFC #QPRFC

  • JamesToon

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #18


    I use to want rid of cisse because i didn’t think he brought anything to the team play, but looking at pre season, i feel like mcclaren has improved him or changed his game a bit. He now looks like he can distribute to others etc

  • geordie157

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Well Aarons should be no.11, Mbemba no.6 and Janmaat no.2. It’s the fact Williamson is still no.6 that will bug most fans. If Leeds are struggling to meet the asking price, i’m sure fans will help get that one over the line!

    With the 3 additions, has anyone worked out what our 25 man squad will look like?

  • Liverpool Mag

    Jul 31, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #20


    He only wants one wife, it’s the mistresses and girlfriends he collects.

  • HarriboNo9

    Jul 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Ed meant to write 4+5=9 as in mitrovic number is 45 so the 4 plus the 5 equalling number 9 as in the shirt number. It was a typo not that he can’t count! Honestly some people on here need to get a grip and grow up


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