Soccer Players With The Number 14 (Great Players)

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Discover some great soccer players who have worn the iconic number 14 jersey. From Thierry Henry and Johan Cruyff to Youri Djorkaeff and Claudio Pizarro, these players have significantly impacted the sport and left a lasting legacy. Learn more about their careers and achievements as we delve into the world of soccer players with the number 14.

Some soccer players with the number 14 have put in work to make the jersey stand out among the famous numbers 9s and 10s. Today, the number 14 in soccer cannot be talked about without referring to some of these players. In this article, we shall know:

  • Who the players are
  • Their career history
  • Their feats and measures

Buckle up, and let’s take a ride through the number 14 jungle and see who the giants who represented the kit number well are.

Soccer Players Who Wore Number 14

Thierry Henry

The Frenchman, Thierry Henry, is one of the most iconic players to wear number 14, despite wearing number 12 with the French national team. However, he was most influential when he wore the number 14 jersey.

Stats:

  • Date of birth: August 17, 1977
  • Nationality: French
  • Positions played: Centre-Forward, Left Winger, Second Striker
  • Teams played for:
    • CO Les Ulis (Youth Club, 1983-1989)
    • US Palaiseau (Youth Club, 1989-1990)
    • ES Viry-Châtillon (Youth Club, 1990-1992)
    • INF Clairefontaine (Youth Club, 1990-1992)
    • FC Versailles (Youth Club, 1992-1993)
    • AS Monaco (1994-1999)
    • Juventus FC (1999-2000)
    • Arsenal FC (2000-2007, 2012)
    • FC Barcelona (2007-2010)
    • New York Red Bulls (2010-2014)
  • Trophies won:
    • World Cup: 1 (1998)
    • UEFA European Championship: 1 (2000)
    • Premier League: 2 (2001-2002, 2003-2004)
    • FA Cup: 2 (2001-2002, 2002-2003)
    • UEFA Champions League: 1 (2008-2009)
    • La Liga: 2 (2008-2009, 2009-2010)
    • Copa del Rey: 1 (2008-2009)
    • Supercopa de España: 1 (2009)
    • MLS Supporters’ Shield: 1 (2013)
  • Other significant achievements:
    • PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2 (2002, 2004)
    • FWA Footballer of the Year: 3 (2003, 2004, 2006)
    • Premier League Golden Boot: 4 (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006)
    • UEFA Team of the Year: 5 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
    • FIFA World Player of the Year: Runner-up (2003)
    • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 5 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
    • MLS Best XI: 2 (2012, 2013)
Thierry Henry prepares for a free kick ○ Soccer Blade

Thierry Daniel Henry was born at Les Ulis in France on 17th August 1977. He is a professional soccer coach and a former player. He also serves as an assistant coach for the Belgium national team. Thierry is considered one of the best strikers of all time and one of the best players of the Premier League. He made his professional career debut with Monaco in 1994 and later signed for Juventus before moving and signing with an English Premier club, Arsenal, in 1999.

The prolific striker became Arsenal’s all-time scorer having 228 goals in all competitions.  Furthermore, he won the Premier League Golden Boot a record four times. He won two FA Cups and two Premier League titles with the club, including one during an unbeaten season known as ‘the invincibles’.

  • In 2003 and 2004, Henry was the runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year and runner-up for the Ballon d’Or in the previous year.
  • Additionally, he was named PFA Player’s Player of the year twice
  • FWA Footballer of the year three times
  • Named in the PFS team of the year six consecutive times.

Henry was also included in the FIFA FIFPro WORLD XI, not forgetting the UEFA team, where he appeared five consecutive times. In the 2000s, he was the most viable player.

12 Times Thierry Henry Shocked The World

His style of play was spectacular. He could take the ball from the middle of the park, dribble and score a goal that no one in the world could score. He could calmly score one on ones. Thierry remained Arsenal’s main offensive threat as he could also dribble past players at an impeccable pace, skill, and exposure. 

He made 258 appearances, 175 goals, and 74 assists and played for Arsenal for eight years. He later transitioned into coaching after his retirement.

Johan Cruyff

Let’s explore the world of Johan Cruyff, who was widely regarded as one of the greatest players in soccer history. Hendrick Johannes Cruijff was born on April 25, 1947, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Stats:

  • Date of birth: April 25, 1947
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Positions played: Attacking Midfield, Centre-Forward, Second Striker
  • Teams played for and years:
    • Ajax Amsterdam (1959-1973)
    • FC Barcelona (1973-1978)
    • Los Angeles Aztecs (1979-1980)
    • Washington Diplomats (1980)
    • Levante (1981-1982)
  • Trophies won and how many times each won:
    • European Cup (now UEFA Champions League): 3 times (1970-1971, 1971-1972, 1972-1973) with Ajax Amsterdam
    • Eredivisie (Dutch League): 8 times (1965-1966, 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1969-1970, 1971-1972, 1972-1973, 1981-1982) with Ajax Amsterdam
    • La Liga (Spanish League): 1 time (1973-1974) with FC Barcelona
    • KNVB beker (Dutch Cup): 5 times (1966-1967, 1969-1970, 1970-1971, 1971-1972, 1981-1982) with Ajax Amsterdam
    • Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup): 1 time (1977-1978) with FC Barcelona
  • Other significant achievements:
    • Ballon d’Or (European Footballer of the Year): 3 times (1971, 1973, 1974)
    • Dutch Footballer of the Year: 3 times (1968, 1972, 1984)
    • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1 time (1974)
    • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1 time (1974)
    • UEFA European Championship Golden Boot: 1 time (1976)
    • UEFA European Championship All-Time XI: 1 time (2016)
    • FIFA 100 list (greatest living players): Included in 2004
    • Managerial career: Successful managerial stints with Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona, implementing the influential “Total Football” playing style.
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Feyenoord against PEC with Johan Cruyff farewell Johan Cruyff on the shoulders of Wijnstekers and Brand
Feyenoord against PEC with Johan Cruyff farewell Johan Cruyff on the shoulders of Wijnstekers and Brand

He passed away aged 68 years. He was a Dutch professional soccer player and manager who has donned the number 14 jersey since 1970 except when he played for Barcelona, where he wore number 9, and Feyenoord, where he wore number 10.

  • He has won the Ballon D’Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974.
  • He also led the Netherlands to the Final of the 1974 World Cup and received the Golden Ball.
  • At the 1974 finals, he invented a feint named ‘Cryff Turn’ move widely replicated in today’s soccer.
  • Cruyff received recognition as the European Soccer Player of the Century by the IFFHS, or International Federation of Football History and Statistics, in 1999.

He was also named runner-up in World Player of the Century behind Pele. Additionally, he was included in the World Team of the 20th century, and in 2004 was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

Johan Cruyff | Best Of His Career | Goals & Skills

After retiring from playing in 1984, he began coaching Ajax and later on Barcelona, where, even after his tenure ended, he remained very influential. Cruyff was philanthropic. He founded non-profit organizations to encourage children to participate in sports and broaden their education. In our Advanced Soccer Moves, you can learn how to replicate his famous turn.

Youri Djorkaeff

Youri Raffi is a former French soccer player who played as an attacking midfielder or forward. He played in France, Italy, Germany, England, and the United States.

Stats:

  • Date of birth: March 9, 1968
  • Nationality: French and Armenian
  • Positions played: Attacking Midfield, Second Striker, center-Forward
  • Teams played for:
    • Grenoble Foot (Youth)
    • Grenoble Foot (1984-1989)
    • RC Strasbourg (1989-1990)
    • AS Monaco (1990-1995)
    • Paris Saint-Germain (1995-1996)
    • Internazionale (1996-1999)
    • Kaiserslautern (1999-2002)
    • Bolton Wanderers (2002-2004)
    • Blackburn Rovers (2004-2005)
    • New York MetroStars (2005-2006)
  • Trophies won:
    • UEFA European Championship with France (2000)
    • FIFA Confederations Cup with France (2001)
    • Serie A with Internazionale (1997-1998)
    • UEFA Cup with Internazionale (1997-1998)
    • DFB-Pokal with Kaiserslautern (2002)
    • MLS Supporters’ Shield with New York MetroStars (2006)
  • Other significant achievements:
    • FIFA World Cup Runner-up with France (2006)
    • French Player of the Year (1994)
    • French Division 1 Young Player of the Year (1989)
    • French Division 1 top scorer (1994)
    • MLS Best XI (2005)
    • MLS All-Star (2006)
1014px Thuram et Djorkaeff lors du jubil%C3%A9 Pauleta ○ Soccer Blade

He started his professional career with French Club Grenoble. He then moved to RC Strasbourg in 1989. Then AS Monaco in 1990. Finally, in 1995, he moved to Paris Saint Germain. Incredibly, in 1996, he won the UEFA Cup winners’ with PSG.

Progressively in his career, he signed with Inter Milan where, in the first season, he appeared 49 and scored 17 times in all competitions, and 14 goals in 33 Serie A appearances. In 1999, he moved to Germany and Kaiserslautern, helping them reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 2001. After that, he moved to several clubs, where he would always do exemplary work.

  • Djorkaeff accumulated 82 caps in his international career and scored 28 goals between 1993 and 2002.
  • He won with the national side the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2000.
  • In the UEFA Euro 1996 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, he also played for France.

His style of play was spectacular, to the extent of being nicknamed the ‘snake,’ Djorkaeff was a talented playmaker and played as an attacking midfielder and most featured a wide role on the left flank. 

Youri Djorkaeff, The Snake [Best Goals]

His dribbling skills, positional sense, and intelligent movement of the ball were outstanding. In addition, a hardworking player known for his defensive contribution of the ball could link the defense with the attack or drift it out on a wide area in a free role in midfield.

Claudio Pizarro

Claudio Pizarro Bosio is a Peruvian retired soccer player who played as a striker and is currently an ambassador for Bayern Munich. He donned the number 14 jersey.

Stats:

  • Date of birth: October 3, 1978
  • Nationality: Peru
  • Positions played: center-Forward, Second Striker
  • Teams played for:
    • Alianza Lima (1996-1997)
    • Werder Bremen (1999-2001, 2008-2009, 2015-2020)
    • Bayern Munich (2001-2007, 2012-2015)
    • Chelsea (2007-2008)
    • Fiorentina (2009-2011)
    • Cologne (2017-2018, loan)
  • Trophies won:
    • Bundesliga: 6 times with Bayern Munich (2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2012-13, 2013-14), 1 time with Werder Bremen (2003-04)
    • DFB-Pokal: 6 times with Bayern Munich (2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2012-13), 1 time with Werder Bremen (2003-04)
    • DFL-Supercup: 4 times with Bayern Munich (2010, 2012, 2016, 2018)
    • UEFA Champions League: 1 time with Bayern Munich (2012-13)
    • Intercontinental Cup: 1 time with Bayern Munich (2001)
  • Other significant achievements:
    • All-time leading foreign goal scorer in the Bundesliga
    • All-time leading goal scorer for Werder Bremen
    • Peruvian Player of the Year: 6 times (2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)
    • South American Footballer of the Year: 1 time (2004)
    • Guinness World Record for the most goals scored by a foreign player in the Bundesliga (197 goals)
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1024px Claudio Pizarro 2010 ○ Soccer Blade

His professional debut came in 1966, with Deportivo Pesquero. In 1998, he joined Alianza Lima and won the Peruvian Primera Division, where he was highlighted as the player of the season. In 1999, he moved to Werder Bremen from the Bundesliga, and incredibly, after a year, he was chosen as the newcomer of the championship and included in the ideal team for the 2000-01 season.

Soon after, he was signed by Bayern Munich and, in the following season, won one Intercontinental Cup, two Bundesliga, four German cups, two German League cups, and the German Super Cup. In 2007, he signed for Chelsea, scoring on his debut and achieving second runner-up in the Premier League. He became the top scorer in the UEFA Championship League.

  • Bayern Munich hired him again in 2012.
  • He proceeded to win the UEFA Championship League, the FIFA Club World Cup, the European Super Cup, the DFL-Supercup, three Bundesliga, and two DFB Pokal
  • He became a foreigner who held many titles in the history of Bayern Munich – 18.

He is a Peruvian soccer player with the most goals scored and games played in the history of European and German soccer. He is the sixth-highest scorer in the Bundesliga, having scored 197 goals.

Claudio Pizarro - Magical Skills & Goals

Incredibly, he became one of the oldest soccer players to score a goal in the Bundesliga when he was over 40 years old. Pizarro is an iconic figure among his fans, who describe him as a true living legend.

Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso came up through the youth academy of Real Sociedad, making his senior debut in 1999 at age 18. He played over 150 times for Sociedad before earning a big money move to Liverpool in 2004. At Liverpool, Alonso established himself among the best midfielders in the world, helping them win the Champions League in 2005.

Stats:

  • Date of birth: November 25, 1981
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Positions played: Defensive Midfield, Central Midfield
  • Teams played for years.
    1. Real Sociedad (1999-2004)
    2. Liverpool (2004-2009)
    3. Real Madrid (2009-2014)
    4. Bayern Munich (2014-2017)
  • Trophies won:
    • UEFA Champions League (2 times with Liverpool in 2004-2005 and with Real Madrid in 2013-2014)
    • UEFA European Championship (with Spain in 2008 and 2012)
    • FIFA World Cup (with Spain in 2010)
    • La Liga (with Real Madrid in 2011-2012)
    • Bundesliga (with Bayern Munich in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017)
    • DFB-Pokal (with Bayern Munich in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017)
  • Other significant achievements:
    • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (2010)
    • UEFA Team of the Year (2004, 2005, 2012, and 2014)
    • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament (2008 and 2012)
    • UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match (2014)
Gattuso, Ronaldinho and Xabi Alonso
Gattuso, Ronaldinho and Xabi Alonso

After five stellar seasons with the Reds, Alonso transferred to Real Madrid in 2009. He spent five trophy-laden years in the Spanish capital, cementing his status as a legend. Alonso was the perfect deep-lying playmaker, renowned for his elegant passing, tactical intelligence and composure on the ball.

Internationally, Alonso represented Spain 114 times between 2002 and 2014. He was a pivotal part of the Spanish sides that dominated international soccer from 2008–2012, winning the World Cup in 2010 and Euro 2008 and 2012. Alonso formed an incredible midfield trio with club teammates Xavi and Andres Iniesta for La Roja.

He demonstrated a superb ability to dictate the tempo of matches and conduct the orchestra from midfield. Widely considered one of the greatest Spanish players ever, Alonso retired from playing in 2017 after a decorated career at the highest level. He has since moved into coaching, currently managing Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.

Xabi Alonso Moments of Genius 🤯

Javier Mascherano

Javier Mascherano came up through the River Plate youth academy and made his professional debut in 2003. He quickly established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in Argentina. After starring for River Plate, Mascherano moved to Brazil’s Corinthians in 2005. The following year, he transferred to Premier League side West Ham United.

Stats:

  • Date of Birth: June 8, 1984
  • Nationality: Argentine
  • Positions Played: Defensive Midfield, Center-Back
  • Teams played for:
    1. River Plate (2003-2005)
    2. Corinthians (2005-2006)
    3. West Ham United (2006-2007)
    4. Liverpool (2007-2010)
    5. Barcelona (2010-2018)
    6. Hebei China Fortune (2018-2020)
    7. Estudiantes LP (2020)
  • Trophies Won:
    • Club Achievements:
      • River Plate: Primera División (2004 Clausura)
      • Corinthians: Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (2005)
      • Liverpool: UEFA Champions League (2004-2005), UEFA Super Cup (2005), FA Cup (2005-2006)
      • Barcelona: La Liga (2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017-2018), Copa del Rey (2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018), UEFA Champions League (2010-2011, 2014-2015), FIFA Club World Cup (2011, 2015)
    • National Team Achievements:
      • Argentina: Copa América (2004, 2021), FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (2014), FIFA Confederations Cup Runner-Up (2005)
  • Other significant achievements:
    • 147 Caps and 3 Goals for the Argentina National Team
    • Played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)
    • Named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team (2014)
    • Named in the UEFA Team of the Year (2008, 2015)
    • Two-time South American Footballer of the Year (2008, 2011)
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Mascherano on the right playing for Agentina and Duff on the left for Ireland ○ Soccer Blade

However, it was at Liverpool that Mascherano truly flourished. Signed in 2007, he formed a formidable partnership with Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso as Liverpool challenged for titles. After seven successful years in England, Mascherano joined Barcelona in 2010, where he helped them dominate Spanish and European soccer, winning numerous trophies as an indispensable midfielder.

Mascherano also enjoyed a tremendously successful international career with Argentina. He earned 147 caps between 2003-2018, making him the country’s most capped player in history. Mascherano captained La Albiceleste to three consecutive major tournament finals, including the 2014 World Cup final loss to Germany.

Nicknamed “Jefecito,” which translates to “little boss,” Mascherano was admired for his leadership, combative style, and ability to break up plays and start attacks from deep-lying midfield positions. Later in his career, he seamlessly transitioned to center-back, showing his versatility. Widely considered one of the best defensive midfielders ever, Mascherano retired in 2020 after an illustrious career at the highest levels.

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Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson began his career with boyhood club Sunderland, making his senior debut in 2008. After three seasons with the Black Cats, he transferred to Liverpool in 2011 for a fee of £20 million. The move was initially met with skepticism as Henderson struggled to establish himself under manager Kenny Dalglish. However, he soon won over fans and managers with his tireless work ethic, leadership qualities, and on-field tenacity.

Stats:

  • Date of birth: June 17, 1990
  • Nationality: English
  • Positions played: Central Midfield, Defensive Midfield, Right Midfield
  • Teams played for and years:
    1. Fulwell Juniors (1996-1998)
    2. AFC Sunderland (1998-2008)
    3. Liverpool FC (2011-2023)
    4. Al-Ettifaq FC (since 2023)
  • Trophies won:
    • Premier League (Liverpool): 2019-20, 2020-21
    • UEFA Champions League (Liverpool): 2018-19, 2019-20
    • FIFA Club World Cup (Liverpool): 2019
    • UEFA Super Cup (Liverpool): 2019
    • FA Cup (Liverpool): 2021-22
    • League Cup (Liverpool): 2011-12, 2021-22
  • Other significant achievements:
    • UEFA European Championship Runner-up with England: 2020
    • PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2018-19
    • FWA Footballer of the Year: 2019-20
    • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2018-19, 2019-20
    • PFA Team of the Year: 2013-14, 2014-15, 2018-19, 2019-20
    • Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season: 2010-11, 2018-19, 2019-20
Jordan Henderson ○ Soccer Blade

Named captain in 2015 by Jurgen Klopp, Henderson has since become an integral part of Liverpool’s revival, helping them win the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League title in 2020, the club’s first in 30 years. With over 400 appearances for Liverpool, Henderson has cemented his status as a legend at Anfield.

Internationally, Henderson has represented England at the youth and senior levels. He has earned over 60 caps for the Three Lions since his debut in 2010. Henderson played for England in the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, and was part of the squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

While his role for England is less heralded than for Liverpool, Henderson’s leadership and ability to keep possession under pressure have made him a valuable squad member. Off the pitch, he is also praised for his charitable efforts through his foundation, which helps disadvantaged children.

Best of: Jordan Henderson 2019/20 | Premier League Champion

The number 14 in soccer has been worn by some incredible players who have made a significant impact on the sport. From Thierry Henry’s prolific scoring ability to Johan Cruyff’s innovative playing style, Youri Djorkaeff’s skill and versatility, and Claudio Pizarro’s goal-scoring prowess, these players have left a lasting legacy. The number 14 will always be associated with their greatness on the field.

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Joel is a seasoned soccer journalist and analyst with many years of experience in the field. Joel specializes in game analysis, player profiles, transfer news, and has a keen eye for the tactical nuances of the game. He played at various levels in the game and coached teams - he is happy to share his insight with you.

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