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Everton Announce 2015-16 Squad Numbers

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Everton have released the squad numbers for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

There are no real surprises, with new faces Tom Cleverley and Gerard Deulofeu getting #15 & #19 respectively, while John Stones has switched numbers to #5. Many members of the youth sides have also been assigned senior numbers for the first time.

Deulofeu wore #10 the last time he was at the Blues, but that now belongs to Romelu Lukaku. Among some names to have previously worn the #19 that the Spaniard will now don include Stuart Barlow, Marc Hottiger, John Oster, Abel Xavier, Joe Max Moore, Brian McBride, Nuno Valente, Dan Gosling, Magaye Gueye, and Christian Atsu. Not quite legendary company there.

After the departure of long-time Evertonian Sylvain Distin, Cleverley will be taking over the #15 jersey. Previous bearers of the number include Paul Rideout, Matt Jackson, Claus Thomsen, Peter Beagrie, Marco Materazzi, Richard Dunne, Gary Naysmith, Alan Stubbs, Anthony Gardner and Lars Jacobsen. Some famous names in that group, and we can only hope that Cleverley will go on to distinguish himself similarly.

2015/16 squad numbers

1. Joel Robles
2. Tony Hibbert
3. Leighton Baines
4. Darron Gibson
5. John Stones
6. Phil Jagielka
7. Aiden McGeady
8. Bryan Oviedo
9. Arouna Kone
10. Romelu Lukaku
11. Kevin Mirallas
14. Steven Naismith
15. Tom Cleverley
16. James McCarthy
17. Muhamed Besic
18. Gareth Barry
19. Gerard Deulofeu
20. Ross Barkley
21. Leon Osman
22. Steven Pienaar
23. Seamus Coleman
24. Tim Howard
27. Tyias Browning
29. Luke Garbutt
32. Brendan Galloway
35. Conor McAleny
36. Jindrich Stanek
38. Matthew Pennington
39. Conor Grant
40. Sam Byrne
42. Ryan Ledson
43. Jonjoe Kenny
45. Russell Griffiths
46. Joe Williams
48. Courtney Duffus
49. Antonee Robinson
50. Gethin Jones
51. Kieran Dowell
52. Liam Walsh
53. David Henen
54. Connor Hunt
55. Francisco Junior
56. Mateusz Hewelt