A random football list: Top 10 players who wear the number 13 shirt

Ollie Irish

8th, July 2009

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Some clubs have no No.13 squad shirt (Liverpool and Arsenal, for example), but not all players believe it’s bad luck. Here’s our list of ten players who aren’t triskaidekaphobics:
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Michael Ballack
Wears the No.13 for Chelsea and sometimes Germany. Indeed, Ballack has worn the number 13 shirt for every team he has played for, with the exception of Kaiserslautern.
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Alessandro Nesta
The veteran Milan defender has also sported the No.13 for Italy.
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Park Ji-Sung
The South Korean is Man Utd’s No.13, but he usually wears No.7 for his country.
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Danny Murphy
Fulham’s skipper is not superstitious, clearly.
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Maicon
Inter’s brilliant full-back is perhaps the highest-valued No.13 in the world right now.
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Colin Doyle
Birmingham’s reserve keeper is in good company. And goalies don’t seem to mind wearing No.13 anyway.
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Zurab Khizanishvili
Blackburn’s Georgian defender = a good Scrabble score. He wears 13 for Georgia too.
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Luis Boa Morte
West Ham’s journeyman winger wore No.11 at his previous club, Fulham.
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Marco Motta
The Roma defender has been a key member of Italy’s U21 team.
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Kristine Lilly
The women’s football legend has worn the No.13 for the US national teams for years. She also sports it for Boston Breakers in WPS (Women’s Professional Soccer).
[Photos: PA]

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