In the world of football, shirt numbers often narrate their own stories.
One such intriguing tale is woven around the number 33, sported by a diverse pool of footballing talents.
This article uncovers the journeys of footballers like Antonee Robinson to Rade Krunic.
So join us as we go through 11 of the best players who currently wear number 33 for there club.
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1. Antonee Robinson – Fulham
Nicknamed as the Jedi, the first footballer on the list who wears 33, is Antonee Robinson.
A USA international, Robinson has been a solid left-back for Fulham, since joining from Wigan in 2020.
On the verge of reaching 100 appearances, the American has an indomitable spirit and tantalizing pace on the wing, making him a threat both defensively and offensively.
After making his exit from Wigan, he took the 33 shirt. Since then he has gone on to achieve many caps for his national side, appearing in Qatar 2022 World Cup.
2. Dan Burn – Newcastle
When you picture your ideal full-back, not many people would envision a 6ft 7in tall demanding Englishman playing there.
However, for Eddie Howe, that move from Brighton has worked a treat, with him being an imposing figure in the toons Champions League qualification triumph.
So any doubts around his purchase that saw him switch the south of England for the north collecting the 33 shirts in the process can be put to bed.
His aerial dominance, paired with intelligent positioning and tackling, is key in thwarting opposition attacks, all traits that make the 31-year-old a top player.
3. Luke Thomas – Leicester City
Moving the other way with Leicester City being relegated, Luke Thomas is the next to make the list.
Coming through Leicester’s youth ranks, Thomas seized his opportunity with both hands in the 2019-20 season.
With his diligent defensive work and ability to deliver teasing crosses, Thomas represents the new wave of modern fullbacks at his young age of 22.
His performances wearing number 33 demonstrate the bright future that lies ahead and may even see him back in the top flight, with likely to be many suitors for him.
4. Ben Davies – Tottenham
When you make signings such as Clement Lenglet from Barcelona and have Davinson Sanchez and Romero.
Ben Davies may have been surprised himself to see has much gametime has he did in the 2022/23 campaign.
But through what was a dissapointing league campaign, the 30 year old who represented Wales in Qatar saw quite a lot of action.
With the Welshman, appearing 31 times, in what is now his 9th season in the capital.
5. Emerson Palmieri – West Ham
Being a West Ham fan, 2022 saw me develop a soft spot for Emerson Palmieri who proved to be a great signing ahead of 22/23 campaign.
After featuring for AS Roma, Lyon and Chelsea previously, Emerson made 22 appearances in what ended to be a successful campaign.
Capping it off with a European Conference League Title, in which he started has they beat Fiorentina 2-1.
6. Wesley Fofana – Chelsea
Next up we have Wesley Fofana who took the number 33 shirt at Chelsea after his blockbuster £70 million move from Leicester City.
A gem unearthed from Saint-Étienne’s ranks. His impressive performances in Ligue 1 earned him a move to the Premier League.
His emergence as one of the league’s top centre-backs, all while wearing the number 33 shirt, has seen him earn a call up to the French national side.
7. Brandon Williams – Manchester United
After spending 11 years in the Manchester United academy, Brandon Williams was given his professional contract, which saw him claim the 33 shirt.
Four years into his time with the first team, in which includes a year spell at Norwich City, he has shown his tenacity, combined with his ability to play on both flanks, embodying the club’s spirit.
Aged just 22 years of age, Williams has shown his potential to become a quality fullback in years to come as he continues developing.
8. Scott Carson – Manchester City
Some people wouldn’t believe that Scott Carson still plays football, as it seems like he’s been out of the game for ages.
However, despite not playing regularly since his time at Derby County, he has been an important player in the city squad.
Not because of his involvement on the field, as Ederson has been number one.
But more his influence in the changing rooms with his experience, and not forgetting the homegrown spot that allows Manchester City to acquire an extra foreign player.
This probably explains why he has recently signed a new contract for the 2023/24 season.
9. Granit Xhaka – Arsenal
After moving from Arsenal in the summer in which he wore the number 33 shirt.
Granit Xhaka now plays for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.
Over his career, the central midfielder showed leadership, tenacious tackling and exceptional long-range shooting skills have made him a vital cog for Arsenal.
One of those strikes consists of this banger he scored against Manchester United.
10. Juan Miranda – Real Betis
Barcelona’s young talent, Juan Miranda, is another to watch.
Currently on loan at Real Betis, the left-back is a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy.
His technical skills, combined with a keen sense of positioning, highlight his promise.
Miranda’s number 33 is an echo of La Masia’s enduring legacy of nurturing world-class talent.
11. Rade Krunic – AC Milan
Finally, Rade Krunic of AC Milan.
The Bosnian midfielder, who dons the number 33, has been a steady presence in Milan’s midfield since his move from Empoli.
Known for his passing range and work ethic, Krunic’s performances have helped Milan remain competitive in Serie A.
His number 33 jersey reflects his journey and influence in the team.
From Robinson’s sprinting strides to Krunic’s midfield prowess, the footballers wearing the number 33 have carved their unique imprints on the sport.
Their tales highlight resilience, commitment, and passion – all encapsulated in the number 33.
So, keep an eye out for these players in their number 33 jerseys, each representing a distinct chapter of football’s engaging narrative.
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