Squad numbers confirmed for 2020-21

Friday, 11 September, 2020 35comments  |  Jump to last
Everton have released their official squad numbers for the new season.

There have been few changes from last season and the new signings' numbers were already known, with James Rodriguez taking No 19, Allan No 6 and Abdoulaye Doucouré taking No 16.

Niels Nkounkou, who wore 19 in the friendly against Preston, takes the 18 shirt while Anthony Gordon moves up to 24.

Sandro Ramirez (28), Yannick Bolasie (29) and Muhamed Besic (30) have been given shirt numbers despite the fact that the club are known to want to sell them on if possible before the transfer deadline.

The full list:

1 Jordan Pickford
2 Jonjoe Kenny
4 Mason Holgate
5 Michael Keane
6 Allan
7 Richarlison
8 Fabian Delph
9 Dominic Calvert-Lewin
10 Gylfi Sigurdsson
11 Theo Walcott
12 Lucas Digne
13 Yerry Mina
14 Cenk Tosun
16 Abdoluaye Doucouré
17 Alex Iwobi
18 Niels Nkounkou
19 James Rodriguez
20 Bernard
21 Andre Gomes
23 Seamus Coleman
24 Anthony Gordon
25 Jean-Philippe Gbamin
26 Tom Davies
27 Moise Kean
28 Sandro Ramirez
29 Yannick Bolasie
30 Muhamed Besic
31 Joao Virginia
32 Jarrad Branthwaite
34 Beni Baningime
35 Dennis Adeniran
37 Lewis Gibson
38 Ryan Astley
46 Con Ouzounidis
48 Kyle John
49 Jonas Lossl
50 Ellis Simms


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Chris Williams
1 Posted 11/09/2020 at 14:37:42
Kenny number 2.
Derek Knox
2 Posted 11/09/2020 at 15:23:22
Kenny, a No 2 is also an achronism for a you know what, is that what Carlo thinks, or is he near the exit door? Better looking squad than before but still a lot need moving on, and replacing with more quality.
Mike Gaynes
3 Posted 11/09/2020 at 15:26:59
I figured they'd give Besic something in the 60's.
Jay Harris
4 Posted 11/09/2020 at 15:30:11
37 players in that list.

I know it includes quite a few youngsters but its does need thinning out quite a bit.

Ramires, Bolasie and Besic should be moved on as quickly as possible. Maybe use Bolasie in a deal for Zaha.

Kristian Boyce
5 Posted 11/09/2020 at 15:33:28
Lossl at 49?? I think he might be on the way out too.
Kieran Kinsella
6 Posted 11/09/2020 at 15:41:32

It feels like Besic has been here since the 60s

Scott Ewers
7 Posted 11/09/2020 at 15:50:50
This is a much larger squad than I remember Everton having. It sure seems like we need to sell, swap, or loan a bunch of these, unless there's a ton of room in the U-23 squad.
Patrick McFarlane
8 Posted 11/09/2020 at 16:06:51
I'm unsure how Don Alexander will take this news, but David Unsworth and Leighton Baines are to take on new, prominent roles at the Club’s USM Finch Farm training headquarters.

As part of a number of exciting changes to the Club’s player development structure, Unsworth has taken on an expanded role, becoming the Club’s new Director of Academy, whilst Baines re-joins the Club in a new coaching role just weeks after announcing his retirement as a player


Mike Gaynes
9 Posted 11/09/2020 at 16:14:23
Great news about Bainesy coming back as a coach. Never doubted it.

Re Unsworth, does this mean he will no longer be managing the U23s?

Brent Stephens
10 Posted 11/09/2020 at 16:17:12
Mike sounds as if Unsie actually expands his remit
Billy Bradshaw
11 Posted 11/09/2020 at 16:33:35
Mike @9 Unsworths new role includes him keeping his job as under 23 manager.
Rennie Smith
12 Posted 11/09/2020 at 16:37:26
I hope it means that Kenny gets a game, it will be interesting to see what the time in Germany has added to his game. He could be like a new signing.

As for Bainesy getting a place in the development team, that's great news for the club. Those kids will be getting first-class advice from someone who's intelligent, level-headed and not swayed by the stupid bubble that a lot of footballers live in these days (see Greenwood/Foden for obvious examples).

Phill Thompson
13 Posted 11/09/2020 at 16:59:33
Ouzounidis and Astley are the only ones added who haven’t been around 1st team training of late, apart from the injured that is. We’ll likely add a few more u21s as they don’t count against total squad numbers e.g Harry Tyrer.
Christy Ring
14 Posted 11/09/2020 at 17:33:12
Delph still no.8, wow.
Drew O’Neall
15 Posted 11/09/2020 at 17:41:38
Given the numbers go as high as 99 these days, how about giving the players the number of the position they play in making the first number the degree of separation from first choice at the start of the season.

Eg. No. 3 Is the starting left back, No. 13 is the second choice left back, No. 23 the third choice left back, and so on.

Endorsements aside, this would help casual observers or neutrals to gain an insight and would let everyone know where they stand at the beginning of the season.

Will Mabon
16 Posted 11/09/2020 at 17:46:50
Damn - can't see me on there.
Colin Glassar
17 Posted 11/09/2020 at 17:48:11
Iwobi got a number? That’s all he’ll get this season! I’m with Drew on this ie give your first choice XI 1-11 and let the rest realise they need to earn the shirt it’s not just handed out randomly.
Will Mabon
18 Posted 11/09/2020 at 17:51:14
Drew, enough of the logic, if you don't mind.

Imagine the handbags though, openly nominating and flagging players as first or second choice.

Stale Haverstadlokken
19 Posted 11/09/2020 at 17:51:23
50 players!! Brand has a big job. should offload 15 at least.
Peter Mills
20 Posted 11/09/2020 at 19:08:27
Dermot O'Brien
21 Posted 11/09/2020 at 19:27:14
Drew would our no. 11 also be our second choice keeper? And what about our second choice no. 11? 😁
Rob Baker
22 Posted 11/09/2020 at 19:29:59
Is Sandro even here training to warrant his #28?
Chad Schofield
23 Posted 11/09/2020 at 20:02:59
If Siggy and Delph go, will they reallocate 10 and 8 or just wait until next season? I appreciate that might mean swapping out any James and/or Doucoure shirts... or is it a registration thing and unchangeable?
Paul Hewitt
24 Posted 11/09/2020 at 20:24:35
I would simply have told Siggy, Rodriguez is number 10. Like it or lump it.
Bill Gienapp
25 Posted 11/09/2020 at 20:31:28
Ahhhhh... squad numbers. My favorite pointless thing to obsess over.

Actually don't have much to say. Basically the only numbers still available for potential incoming players are #3, #15 and #22, so hopefully we can shift a few out the door. It's pretty embarrassing seeing Sandro and Besic listed on there.

Joe McMahon
26 Posted 11/09/2020 at 20:35:37
Yeah Catterick brought Besic in after we sold Alan Ball. Apparently to be a sweetener.
Anthony Dove
27 Posted 11/09/2020 at 22:12:56
Please give the initial first choice players the right numbers. For those of you under 50 you need to know
it actually means something. For Christ’s sake why has Seamus spent his career as no 23.

Duncan McDine
28 Posted 12/09/2020 at 08:10:12
Anthony, I heard that Seamus wanted the number 23 shirt because he was often mistaken for Michael Jordan and it became a running joke.
Mick Conalty
29 Posted 12/09/2020 at 09:30:27
Gbamin 25... it should be 52.

That's how old he will be before he is fit.

Adam Carey
30 Posted 12/09/2020 at 10:05:14
All fun but pointless in these days of image branding. Coleman has always been 23 and probably has seamus_coleman23 as his twitter account etc. I remember Beckham choosing the same number Michael Jordan used for Chicago Bulls. Thierry Henry had 14 because of Johan Cruyff. I reckon only keepers and strikers want the traditional numbers of 1 and 9 now. I preferred 14 myself, as I never liked being No 12 when sitting on the bench!
Julian Wait
31 Posted 12/09/2020 at 15:08:21
Dermot @21 - I thought we played with 10 men most of last season, so we can stick with the "Drewy Decimal System".
Alan J Thompson
32 Posted 12/09/2020 at 16:24:57
Isn't a named squad of 25 required but players under a certain age who have come up through the club can be added at any time, or have I got it wrong?
John Gorham
33 Posted 12/09/2020 at 18:21:21
IMO Nkounkou will make the bench for a back four replacement
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
34 Posted 12/09/2020 at 19:32:26
How about any person on loan at a club has to wear numbers 90 to 98?

And that goes for all clubs, not just us.

Karl Graham
35 Posted 13/09/2020 at 08:23:54
Hopefully we get a back-up left-back for the Number 3 shirt, a right-winger Number 15, a left-footed centre-back Number 22. Then, any other changes would be like for like.

Kenny taking the Number 2 is interesting as it might suggest he is expected to be in the first team at least by end of the season. Nkounkou getting a number as low as 18 suggests to me he might be considered the back-up left-back.

Gibson not moving to a lower number like Gordon did suggests he may be loaned out.

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