Courtois planning to take the No.13 in the 2019/20 season

04 May 2019

There are no doubts in Thibaut Courtois‘ mind about his continuity at Real Madrid and his big priority for this summer is to change from wearing the No.25 shirt to his preferred No.13.

Courtois was forced into taking his current number when he signed as Kiko Casilla was in possession of the No.13 shirt, but in 2019/20 it can be the Belgian’s.

Far from an unlucky number for the former Chelsea goalkeeper, he won titles in London and at Atletico Madrid while wearing it.

At Genk, though, he had No.28 on his back as he won the league.

When Courtois arrived at Atletico in 2011 he inherited David de Gea‘s shirt, which wasn’t his choosing.

“I haven’t chosen it,” he explained at his presentation.

“It carries a lot of weight because of the previous goalkeeper, I just hope I’m up to the task.”

He then kept the number when he returned to Chelsea in 2014/15, with Petr Cech having the No.1, but when the Czech moved on Courtois didn’t change.

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