clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Juventus announce 2015-16 squad numbers

Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Not only does Juventus have a new No. 10 in midfielder and good guy Paul Pogba, but Thursday brought us the official announcement of everybody's number for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Many of these won't surprise. But there are a few changes from a few weeks ago when Juve did their run of introductory press conferences for their new summer signings.

So, without further adieu, I present you with exactly what the headline says — Juventus' squad numbers:

Kit number Player Position Name on jersey
1 Gianluigi Buffon GK BUFFON
2 Mauricio Isla DEF ISLA
3 Giorgio Chiellini DEF CHIELLINI
4 Martin Cáceres DEF CACERES
6 Sami Khedira MF KHEDIRA
7 Simone Zaza FW ZAZA
8 Claudio Marchisio MF MARCHISIO
9 Álvaro Morata FW MORATA
10 Paul Pogba MF POGBA
11 Kingsley Coman FW COMAN
14 Fernando Llorente FW LLORENTE
15 Andrea Barzagli DEF BARZAGLI
17 Mario Mandzukic FW MANDZUKIC
19 Leonardo Bonucci DEF BONUCCI
20 Simone Padoin MF LEGEND
21 Paulo Dybala FW DYBALA
22 Kwadwo Asamoah MF ASAMOAH
24 Daniele Rugani DEF RUGANI
25 Neto GK NETO
26 Stephan Lichtsteiner DEF LICHTSTEINER
27 Stefano Sturaro MF STURARO
33 Patrice Evra DEF EVRA
34 Rubinho GK RUBINHO
37 Roberto Pereyra MF PEREYRA
38 Emil Audero GK AUDERO
40 Mattia Vitale MF VITALE
42 Giulio Parodi DEF PARODI
43 Andres Tello DEF/MF TELLO
45 Guido Vadala MF VADALA

Without question, Pogba being issued the No. 10 jersey is the monster news of the day. You can read our original post about the news here, which was certainly quite unexpected considering there was no talk of Pogba being Juve's No. 10 whatsoever. Max Allegri said at a press conference on Thursday that Pogba asked to be the No. 10 "in order to have greater responsibility." You can't help but love Pogba's desire to embrace the pressure and the importance within the squad that comes with the number he's just been given. If anything, he's shown he can handle just about everything thrown his way mainly because he's such a badass.

But the other number news of the day involves Sami Khedira switching his new number which just so happened to be his old number for a new number that just so happens to be another one of his old numbers. Everybody got that? When Khedira was originally presented as a Juventus player a few weeks back, he chose to wear No. 28, the number he wore at Stuttgart back in the day.

That lasted all of about three weeks.

Khedira will now wear the No. 6 jersey whenever he does return from his hamstring injury. That's the same number he wore with Real Madrid, the same number he's worn as a member of the German national team. With Pogba switching from 6 to 10, it was only natural for Khedira to go snatch up his old number when it became vacant.

Other than that, it's not like there's a lot to see here. I did like the fact that the Juventus website included the youngsters in the announcement. Everybody needs a little Guido Vadalá in their life, right? Hell yeah.