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.