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Everton announce 2017/18 squad numbers

All the new boys in blue have made their choices.

Everton Unveil New Signing Wayne Rooney Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images

With Everton’s pre-season kicking off in just a few days, it was only a matter of time before the 2017-18 squad numbers were revealed.

It’s an exciting time for fans, because ordering a new kit for the upcoming campaign is now safe to proceed with. Fancy a Rooney 10, perhaps?

Here are the numbers for the new additions, as well as some notable changes for pre- existing players.

Incoming Players

Jordan Pickford - #1

The Blues spent a pretty penny on their new keeper, and he gets the number to show for it. Joel Robles has occupied the number since 2012.

Michael Keane - #4

Vacated by Darron Gibson last January, this number suits a first team center back. Prior to Gibson, the 4 was worn by Joseph Yobo from 2005-2011.

Sandro Ramirez - #9

Last held by Arouna Kone, Blues fans can only hope that Sandro will be a more fitting recipient of the legendary number. Duncan Ferguson and Kevin Campbell are two notable recipients in days gone by.

Wayne Rooney - #10

Some supporters (including myself) wanted Rooney to take his old #18 back, but this will do just fine. He succeeds Romelu Lukaku in the shirt.

Davy Klaassen - #20

Klaassen wore the 10 at Ajax by virtue of being their best player and lead creative force, but at Everton the matter was not so simple. Rooney would always have his choice.

Klaassen takes over the shirt from the departed Bryan Oviedo. Notable former wearers of the 20 include Ross Barkley and Steven Pienaar.

Notable Changes

Yannick Bolasie - #14 to #7

Gerard Deulofeu is off to Barcelona, and so “Yala” takes over a number more befitting an electric winger. Let’s hope we see it on the pitch soon.

Joel Robles - #1 to #33

Uh...well...see ya, Joel.

Oumar Niasse - #34

Wait, what? Will the forgotten man get a chance this season?

Perhaps the biggest news to take away from today’s announcement is that U23 Player of the Season Jonjoe Kenny is nowhere to be found. Given Seamus Coleman’s injury and Mason Holgate’s ill-suitedness for the right back role, it was widely assumed that Kenny would be in contention to start on the right side of the defence this season.

Here’s the complete list (26 players) of this season’s squad numbers, from the Everton website -

1 – Jordan Pickford

2 – Morgan Schneiderlin

3 – Leighton Baines

4 – Michael Keane

5 – Ashley Williams

6 – Phil Jagielka

7 – Yannick Bolasie

8 – Ross Barkley

9 – Sandro Ramirez

10 – Wayne Rooney

11 – Kevin Mirallas

12- Aaron Lennon

16 – James McCarthy

17 – Idrissa Gana Gueye

18 – Gareth Barry

20 – Davy Klaassen

21 – Muhamed Besic

22 – Maarten Stekelenburg

23 – Seamus Coleman

25 – Ramiro Funes Mori

26 – Tom Davies

29 – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

30 – Mason Holgate

31 – Ademola Lookman

33 – Joel Robles

34 – Oumar Niasse

Whose kit will you buy? A new player, or one of the old guard? Home or away? Let us know in the comments.