User's Manual: Shirt numbers

User's Manual: Shirt numbers

Publish on 08/04 at 09:00


As of the 2022-23 season, Ligue 1 Uber Eats players will be able to wear a shirt number ranging from 1 to 99. Check out our run-down of the regulations concerning shirt numbers and names!

The regulations on shirt numbers have been revised; Article 576 of the LFP regulations was modified and validated by the Board of Directors on Wednesday 8 June. Take an in-depth look at the different points of the regulations concerning the players' numbers as of the 2022-23 season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

From No.1 to No.99 from the 2022-23 season!

The main change concerns the numbering of players, with authorisation having been given to use numbers from 1 to 99 from the coming season (2022-23).


- Players who are eligible to play for the first team will be given a number for the season.

- The numbering of the shirts shall consist of whole numbers from 1 to 99, with the number 1 being exclusively and necessarily reserved for a goalkeeper.

- This list may not exceed 99 names, so number 99 is the last on the list.

- All teams must declare and have a fixed number - not allocated to a player and reserved for last-minute substitutions - for the season. This is the only jersey that will not feature a player's name.

- Each Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT club must draw up the list of number assignments 72 hours before the start of the competition, for approval.

The Numbers

- A number 20 cm high must be placed on the back of the shirt, in the centre.

- A number 10 cm high must also appear on the right-hand side of the front of the shorts. This number must be 10 cm high and legible, in the same way as the number on the back of the shirt.

- A number may be placed on each sock if its surface area does not exceed 50 cm².

- The number on the jersey, shorts and socks shall be the same on every player.


- The player's name, six cm high, must appear on the back of the jersey, above the number. It must be straight and not curved.

- The player's name must match the name on the players' list.

- Nicknames and initials are prohibited, as is the use of a non-Latin alphabet, unless expressly authorised by the LFP's Direction des Opérations de Matches for a match.

- Only names under which players are recognised by their federation will be validated by the Competitions Committee, on the basis of official documents.