- Courtois has previously worn number 13
- Next season will be his 12th professional season and the first time he wears number 1 shirt
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has announced that he will wear the number 1 shirt this season. He has previously worn the number 13 and this will be the first time in 12 seasons that he will be wearing the number 1 shirt when playing for a club, despite being the starting goalkeeper for most of his career.
“When Madrid asked me to wear Number One I felt honored. It’s a reward for a difficult but successful last season. It motivates me even more to turn that number into even better results .”
Throughout different seasons, the number 1 shirt at Real Madrid was worn by legendary goalkeepers like Ricardo Zamor and Iker Casillas.
“Like Iker, I hope to have great moments with the number ‘1’ on my back and make the Madrid family proud .”