Vinicius Jr. follows in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo by taking over the iconic number 7 jersey at Real Madrid.
After the departure of Eden Hazard as a free agent, the iconic No.7 jersey at Santiago Bernabeu has become available.
Hazard has been wearing the iconic jersey since the 2019-20 season for Real Madrid.
Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo will wear new numbers at Real Madrid next summer, according to many reports.
Summer signing Fran García will take the number 20 jersey previously worn by Vini Jr., as announced on Monday.
Vini Jr. will take the number 7 shirt previously worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, while Rodrygo will wear the number 11 moving forward.
A shirt number for Jude Bellingham is yet to be revealed. The midfielder, who is set to sign for the club after a fee was agreed with Borussia Dortmund, has worn the 22 shirt for Birmingham, Dortmund and England to date but that number is currently occupied by Antonio Rüdiger.
Vinicius had a difficult personal year in 2022-23, as he was subjected to terrible racist remarks on a regular basis, but he will not flee his tormentors and is anticipated to sign a new deal this summer that will keep him in Madrid until 2027.