Real Madrid’s stars undergo a transformative shift as jersey numbers are reassigned, paving the way for a captivating future on the pitch.
As the sun sets on the careers of some of Real Madrid’s most iconic players, a new dawn is breaking over the Santiago Bernabeu.
This summer, the football world will witness a significant shift in the constellation of stars that light up the Madrid night sky.
Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard have departed, making way for fresh talent and a new era of football. Jude Bellingham, the young English prodigy, is poised to join the ranks, signaling a change in the club’s focus and star power with.
Vini Jr. Gets the Prestigious 7
One of the most symbolic changes is the passing of the coveted number 7 shirt from Eden Hazard to Vinicius Junior.
Hazard, whose star has dimmed after a challenging season, agreed to a mutual termination of his contract a year before its expiration.
His departure has opened the door for Vinicius, who has been lighting up the pitch with his electrifying performances, to step into the limelight.
Vinicius, who previously donned the number 20, has been rewarded for his stellar season, where he netted 23 goals and provided 21 assists.
The Brazilian winger now joins the illustrious ranks of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul, who have both graced the number 7 shirt with their legendary performances.
The number 20 shirt, in turn, has been passed on to Fran Garcia, the promising left-back returning from Rayo Vallecano.
Rodrygo With the Historic 11
But Vinicius isn’t the only one stepping up. Rodrygo, another Brazilian forward, is also moving up the ladder, switching from the number 21 to 11.
This shirt, previously worn by Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale, signifies Rodrygo’s rising status within the club.
Since joining Real Madrid in 2019, Rodrygo has been steadily climbing the ranks, and his new shirt number is a testament to his excellent individual campaign, which saw him score 19 goals and provide 11 assists.
Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Set for New Shirt Numbers
This summer, Real Madrid is not just changing its squad but also its identity. The club is embracing a new generation of players, ready to write their own history and continue the club’s legacy of success.
As the old guard departs, the new guard is ready to step up and shine, promising an exciting and dynamic future for Los Blancos.