10 jersey numbers that have been retired by teams

Over the years, there have been many icons in sports such as cricket, football, Formula 1, and basketball whose jersey numbers have been retired forever.

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MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar

MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the sports such as Cricket, Football, Formula 1, and Basketball, there have been quite a lot of idols. They have created an impact that no one else might be able to recreate. This is why some of those iconic players' jersey numbers have been retired. In this listicle, we will discuss those players' jerseys that have been retired by their teams.


10 player jersey numbers that have been retired by their teams

MS Dhoni Number 7

1. MS Dhoni


The former India skipper used to wear the number seven jersey. Under his captaincy, the Asian side won three World Tournaments, i.e. T20 World Cup 2007, ODI World Cup 2011, and Champions Trophy 2023. He retired from international cricket in 2020 and three years later, the Indian Cricket Board has decided to retire his number.

Sachin Tendulkar Number 10

2. Sachin Tendulkar


The former India skipper and the 2011 World Cup winner is only the first Indian and second international player after Pakistan's Javed Miandad to play six ODI World Cups. In 2013, Tendulkar decided to retire from the game in 2013 and a few years later, the number 10 has been retired by the Indian Board.

Philip Hughes Number 64

3. Philip Hughes

The late Australia opening batter was one of the rising talents and had a lot to do for the Aussies at the highest level. However, in the fateful four-day game between South Australia Red Back and New South Wales Blues. Hughes got hit on the back of the helmet which was unprotected. He fainted and after remaining in a coma for two days, he died at the age of 26. In tribute to him, Cricket Australia decided to retire his number.

Kobe Bryant Number 8

4. Kobe Bryant

The late Basketball professional played for LA Lakers from 1996 to 2017 before retiring. He wore various jerseys but his number eight jersey, which he wore till 2005-06. In January 2020, he died due to helicopter crash alongside one of his children.

Diego Maradona

5. Diego Maradona

The 1986 FIFA World Cup winner used to wear the number 10 jersey for Napoli. In 2000, the club decided to retire his jersey, 10 years after he retired from the game. In 2021, he breathed his last.

Francesco Totti

6. Francesco Totti

Totti and AS Roma were synonymous with each other for several years. He played for the team for 25 years from 1993 to 2017. Sic years back, he retired from the game.

Michael Jordan

6. Michael Jordan

The legend of Basketball played for the Chicago Bulls for most of his career. Even though he retired in 1994, he came back in the game a year later.

Paolo Maldini

7. Paolo Maldini

AC Milan has decided to retire the number three jersey of Maldini. He played for the team from 1984 to 2009. However, his sons can still get the jersey if they play for the club.

Jules Bianchi

8. Jules Bianchi

Formula 1 retired the number 17 after the tragic death of Bianchi. In 2014, he died nine months after his accident during Japan GP.

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