Everton earlier today completed the signing of French leftback Lucas Digne from Barcelona on a five-year deal.
The leftback will wear the #12 shirt for the Toffees, after previously wearing #19 for Barca, #3 for AS Roma and #21 at Paris St. Germain before that, and #17 for most of his France international career.
The number has been previously worn by the following players at Everton - Aaron Lennon (15/16 - 17/18), Marcus Hahnemann (11/12), Iain Turner (07/08 - 10/11), Tie Li (02/03 - 05/06), Jesper Blomqvist (01/02), Michael Ball (00/01), Mark Pembridge (99/00), Craig Short (97/98 - 98/99), Nick Barmby(96/97), Daniel Amokachi (95/96), Paul Holmes (93/94 - 94/95), Tony Cottee (91/92), Martin Keown (90/91), Neil McDonald (90/91), Raymond Atteveld (90/91), Dave Watson (89/90), Stuart McCall (88/89), Peter Reid (88/89), Ian Wilson (87/88 - 88/89), Adrian Heath (82/83 - 87/88), Wayne Clarke (87/88), Neil Pointon (85/86 - 86/87), Paul Wilkinson(86/87), Neil Adams (86/87), Warren Aspinall (85/86 - 86/87), Alan Harper (83/84 - 86/87), Kevin Richardson (82/83 - 84/85), Andy Gray (84/85), Terry Curran (84/85), Robbie Wakenshaw (84/85), Ian Bishop (83/84), David Johnson (82/83), Alan Ainscow (82/83), Alan Irvine (82/83), Alan Biley (81/82), Eamon O’Keefe (80/81), Mick Lyons (79/80 - 80/81), Joe McBride (80/81), Mickey Walsh (78/79), Neil Robinson (78/79), Dave Jones (77/78), Trevor Ross (77/78), Terry Darracott(77/78), Jim Pearson (77/78), George Telfer (76/77), Andy King (76/77), Jimmy Husband (73/74)
| @LucasDigne, our new number 1️⃣2️⃣! #EFC pic.twitter.com/SoEdkN3h0J— Everton (@Everton) August 1, 2018
Speaking at his signing today, the player said -
“Everton is a big club with a great history. I want to play games, win games and excite the fans with the quality of our football.
“I played good football in Rome and I played well, too, in Barcelona. I progressed a lot as a player and as a person by playing with the best players in the world.
“When you play with the best players it helps you build your character and, of course, it helps on the training ground and during games, too, because you want to give the best of you.
“I want to show my best football here and discover the best league in the world. Everybody loves the Premier League. I am loving the fact I am coming here.
“I am not afraid, I am excited. For me, it is a new challenge to discover a country, a league, people and a great club such as Everton. It is fabulous.”