Barnet player-manager Edgar Davids says he will start a new trend after wearing the number one shirt in a pre-season friendly – except it's already been done.
The 40-year-old Dutchman, who could not prevent the Bees getting relegated from the Football League last season, asked goalkeeper Graham Stack if he could wear number one on the back of his shirt.
This is unusual for a midfielder, leading Davids to tell the Times Series: "That is my number for the season. I am going to start this trend."
However, he would not be starting the trend as several outfield players – including former AEK Athens midfielder Pantelis Kafes (below) – have branded themselves 'numero uno'.
The earliest example World of Sport can recall is the 1978 World Cup, when Argentina's shirts were numbered according to alphabetical order, meaning midfielder Norberto Alonso wore the number one shirt. Four years later another midfielder, Ossie Ardiles, had the honour.
Back to Barnet where Stack, a former Arsenal trainee, said he was happy to wear the number 2 shirt instead.
"Squad numbers mean nothing to me and I've had a few over the years. So it is not an issue for me.
"Edgar Davids has asked to wear number one, he asked me what number I want and I said I didn't mind."
Barnet lost 4-1 to MK Dons.