REVEALED: Gueye’s Jersey Number At Everton
Idrissa Gana Gueye, the Everton’s dead-line day signing will wear the number 27 shirt for the English Premier League club this season
Both portions were revealed during Thursday presentation after the Senegalese attacker signed a three-year deal with the club.
Gueye returns to Everton following a successful stint in at Paris St-Germain, where he wore the same shirt number.
At Goodinson Park , the number 27 shirt was last worn by striker Moise Kean and has previously been taken in the Premier League era by Nikola Vlasic, Tyias Browning, Apostolos Vellios, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Andy van der Meyde, among others.
During his stay at PSG, Gueye won two league titles, four domestic cups and finished runner-up to Bayern Munich in the 2020 Champions League final.
In his previous spell at Everton, the attacker wore jersey number 17 and regularly finished among the Premier League’s top tacklers, leading the way in 2016/17 with 135 – seven more than PFA Player of the Year, N’Golo Kante – and registering the second highest in his following two campaigns.
“There is no better feeling than coming back home. I am very happy to be here at Everton again, to help and to work hard. I’ll give my soul to this team,” he said during unveiling.
“Coming back here was important to me because I feel like I’m in my home. I’ve followed the team every week and watched how they play. For me, there is no better place than Everton, so that’s why I chose to come back here.
“There is also a great atmosphere at the stadium and everyone here is like a family. I felt very, very good when I was here [the first time] and even when I went to Paris, I kept in touch with some of the players here and continued to support the team.
He has more than 90 caps for Senegal, leading his country to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and playing at both the 2012 Olympic Games and 2018 World Cup.