10 iconic jersey numbers retired by teams

MS Dhoni | Jersey No 7

The BCCI has retired 2011 World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni's iconic jersey. Dhoni is the second Indian cricketer to achieve the unique feat.

Sachine Tendulkar | Jersey No. 10

Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian cricketer whose jersey number was retired by India. Sachin's 10 has not been up for grabs since 2017. Shardul Thakur wore it for a brief period.

Phil Hughes | Jersey No. 64

Following by his tragic death being hit by the ball during a domestic game in 2014, Australia retired Phil Hughes' 64 jersey number to honor his legacy.

Kobe Bryant | Jersey No. 8

Kobe Bryant holds the unique feat of being the only NBA player to have multiple numbers retired by the same franchise. The LA Lakers announced the decision a year after his retirement in 2017. Kobe wore the 8 number from the start of his career 1996 till 2005-06 season

Kobe Bryant | Jersey No. 24

Kobe Bryant passed in a helicopter crash in 2020. Kobe wore the 24 jersey LA Lakers from the start of the 2006-07 season in a shock move. He continued wearing the number till his retirement in 2016.

Diego Maradona | Jersey No. 10

The world might remember Maradona for his brilliance for Argentina but his contribution for Napoli remains second to none. Napoli have retired Diego Maradona's 10 jersey in 2000, 10 years after his retirement.

Francesco Totti | Jersey No. 10

Francesco Totti and AS Roma are among the most celebrated one club love stories in football. He spent almost 25 years at the Italian club. As Roma retired his jersey, Totti played for Roma from 1993 to 2017.

Micheal Jordan | Jersey No. 23

The 'GOAT' of basketball, Micheal Jordan spent majority his career at the Chicago Bulls. The Chiago-based outfit retired his 23 jersey after his first retirement.

Paolo Maldini | Jersey No 6

AC Milan has retired the number 6 jersey of Paolo Maldini, who is among the greatest defenders the game. He played for Milan for his entire career from 1984 to 2009.

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Formula One retired the number 17 car in 2015 following the tragic death of Jules Bianchi. Bianchi passed away nine months after a fatal accident in 2014 Japan GP.