The number 19 jersey is not a jersey number that is worn by many first-team football players. However, some players have worn this jersey for various reasons and distinguished themselves while donning the number.

Here are the famous football players who wore the number 19 jersey.

Dwight Yorke

During his successful spell with English giants Manchester United, the Trinidad, and Tobago hitman wore the number 19 jersey. The prolific forward wore the jersey from 1998-2002 when he was at Old Trafford. Dwight hit 48 goals in 96 appearances during his four-season spell with the Red Devils. His eight goals in the UEFA Champions League for the 1998-1999 season helped power United to their (then) second Champions League trophy. Yorke will also be remembered for the exceptional goalscoring partnership he built with former Man United striker Andrew Cole.

Esteban Cambiasso

The retired Argentine defensive midfielder wore the number 19 jersey during his long career, especially in stints with Real Madrid (2002-2004), Inter Milan (2004-2014), and Leicester City (2014-2015). Esteban was a very technical and tough midfielder who enjoyed a lot of success playing for Europe’s elite. At Madrid, Cambiasso won a host of trophies, including a La Liga title (2002-2003) and an Intercontinental Cup in 2002. However, it was with Inter that he enjoyed his most success, winning a huge amount of titles from domestic Serie A and Coppa Italia trophies to the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Club Cup title.

Diego Costa

The burly Spanish striker wore number 19 during his three seasons with English side Chelsea from 2014-2017. The Brazilian-born forward scored 52 goals in 89 appearances helping his Blues side win the English Premier League twice in 2015 and 2017. Costa also won the Football League Cup before later returning to Spain.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi number 19 jersey

Lionel Messi switched from wearing number 30 to number 19 at Barcelona during his early years. Messi wore the number 19 jersey at the Catalan club from 2006/07 to 2007/08.

Mario Gotze

The 2014 German world cup hero also wore the number 19 jersey for some time with Bavarian giants Bayern Munich between 2013-2016. Gotze played 73 times for the German club in the Bundesliga, netting 22 league goals in total. During his time at the Allianz Arena, Mario won quite a lot of titles, including 3 Bundesligas, 2 DFB Pokals, a UEFA Super Cup, and a FIFA World Club Cup title.

Luka Modric

Before he donned the number 10 jersey at Real Madrid, Luka Modric wore the 19 jersey for Los Blancos from 2012/13 to 2016/17. He is one of the best midfielders in the world right now.

Ryan Babel

The Dutch winger wore 19 when playing for the great English side Liverpool. Babel wore the jersey when he was with the Reds between 2007-2011. Ryan made 91 league appearances for the Anfield side, managing to score 12 times within that period. The Netherlands international is most remembered for his direct running and pace.

Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla number 19 jersey

The Arsenal midfielder wore the number 19 jersey at Arsenal from the 2012/13 season to the 2017/18 seasons. The Spaniard also wore the jersey number 19 at Villarreal CF and currently wears the number 19 jersey at Al Saad.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

  • Leonardo Bonucci (2010/11 – 16/17) – Juventus
  • Theo Hernandez (2019/20 – Present) – AC Milan
  • Jack Wilshere (2008/09 – 11/12) – Arsenal
  • Leroy Sané (2016/17 – 19/20) – Manchester City
  • Marcus Rashford (2016/17 – 17/18) – Manchester United
  • Sadio Mané (2016/17 – 17/18) – Liverpool
  • Danny Welbeck (2008/09 – 14/15) – Manchester United
  • Mario Götze (2013/14 – 15/16) – Bayern Munich
  • Alphonso Davies (2018/19 – Present) – Bayern Munich

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