Sergio Ramos has worn Real Madrid’s number 4 shirt during his 16 years with the team. The Spanish defender has won 5 La Liga titles with Real and 4 European Cup titles. Previously, this number belonged to another club legend, Fernando Hierro.
David Alaba is currently the latest player to inherit Real’s number 4 shirt. Alaba does not feel heavy in terms of pressure when wearing a historic shirt of the club. Instead, Alaba admitted that he would choose some other shirt for himself if possible.
David Alaba doesn’t want to be compared to Sergio Ramos
The Austrian defender’s ideal number is 27. This is the same number that Alaba wore during a decade of playing for Bayern Munich. Alaba also explained that he doesn’t want to be compared to anyone because he inherited the number 4 shirt.
“The number 27 is the number I wore at Bayern, it is a shirt number that is not allowed in La Liga and the club wants me to take the number 4 shirt,” Alaba told Sport Bild.
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“Sergio Ramos is a true legend. Ramos’ performances both on and off the pitch are what makes him a role model for every player. But I’m Alaba and I don’t want to be compared to anyone. anyone. I want to write my own history at Real.”
According to La Liga rules, Alaba is not allowed to take the number 27 shirt at Real. The first team of the teams in the top division of Spanish football can only take the shirt numbers from 1-25. In which the number 13 and 25 are only allowed to be worn by goalkeepers.
Before that, the Austrian defender wore the number 27 shirt at Bayern Munich
Shirt numbers over 25 can also be registered, but only for players promoted from the B squad for the duration of the season.
At the moment, Real’s number 27 shirt belongs to 21-year-old midfielder Antonio Blanco of the Castilla team. Blanco currently plays for both the Real first team and Real Castilla youth team.