Mario Balotelli and his successor Arkadiusz Milik could not choose number 45 or 99 with OM. It will now be possible. As revealed by Stade Brestois, the League has adopted a change in the regulations from next season, from which the numbering of jerseys with whole numbers from 1 to 99 will be authorized.

While the number 33, usually reserved for last-minute substitutes and players without a professional contract, remains open to debate, the number 1 remains “exclusively reserved for goalkeepers”. What about number 30? Usually also reserved for goalkeepers, the 30 had been obtained by Lionel Messi following a derogation validated by the League, which had also authorized Gianluigi Donnarumma to wear the number 50, like Paul Bernardoni in Saint-Etienne.