Barcelona announced the inclusion of a new “six” in the team, but it is not about a new defensive midfielder, but about changing the number of one of the stars.
Gavi will wear the number six jersey from the next match. For the 18-year-old, it is a great honor because players who wrote the history of the club played under that number in the past.
Gavi made his debut for Barcelona in the 021/22 season. and has been wearing number 30 ever since. The young midfielder has become one of the club’s biggest stars and clearly deserves a change to a more prestigious number. An announcement appeared on the club’s social networks that from now on they will wear the number six shirt.
In the past, the number six on the jersey was worn by Jose Marie Baquero and Ronald de Boer among others. However, the most deserving player who played with him is Xavi.
The current coach of the Catalan club played as many as 767 games in his colors, which makes him the player with the most appearances in history. In addition, he scored 85 goals, recorded 184 assists and won the Champions League four times.
After the departure of the legend after the 2014/15 season, the number six was worn by Dani Alves, Denis Suarez, Jean-Clair Todibo and Ricky Puig. The last of them in the 2021/22 season. Now the legendary number will be taken over by Gavi.