The death of the number “9” in soccer

The death of the number “9” in soccer

No.9. Centre-forwards – all change? Any follower of the English game may automatically associate Alan Shearer as a typical no.9. A strong physical player, over 6ft tall, who incidentally scored 49 of his 283 league goals with his head, and was obviously a prolific header of the ball. Shearer’s maximum tally for a season stands at 37 goals, and he [...]