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Aston Villa squad numbers: Huge changes for 17/18

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Jack Grealish, Kodjia and Chester make some big changes to their numbers!

Aston Villa v Watford - Pre Season Friendly Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images

Aston Villa’s squad numbers have been released, meaning that you can now echo your favourite star when you buy your new Villa shirt!

Squad numbers mean next to nothing - however they do signify the roles that players have, usually. A number in the first 11 usually means a starting place (unless it was a former starter, now on the bench, who has kept the number).

The full changes to Villa’s squad number list are below, but the biggest change is to the number of the injured Jack Grealish - who takes the 10, switching down from 40. Glenn Whelan was rumoured to take the 10 shirt, after wearing it throughout pre-season, but he will take the number 6 shirt.

James Chester makes a move for the number 5 shirt, while Henri Lansbury takes number 8. Chris Samba is number 4 for Villa this season, while John Terry is of course, 26. In lieu of his 26, Jonathan Kodjia is now 22.


The full list, handily pinched from AVFC.co.uk is below.

1. Sam Johnstone

2. Ritchie De Laet

3. Neil Taylor

4. Chris Samba

5. James Chester

6. Glenn Whelan

7. Leandro Bacuna

8. Henri Lansbury

9. Scott Hogan

10. Jack Grealish

11. Gabriel Agbonlahor

13. Jed Steer

14. Conor Hourihane

15. Mile Jedinak

16. James Bree

17. Micah Richards

19. Andre Green

20. Birkir Bjarnason

21. Alan Hutton

22. Jonathan Kodjia

23. Jordan Amavi

24. Tommy Elphick

25. Gary Gardner

26. John Terry

27. Ahmed Elmohamady

31. Mark Bunn

37. Albert Adomah

44. Ross McCormack