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Newcastle United FC

Newcastle United squad numbers for the 2012/13 campaign are revealed here, with Tim Krul taking over the number one shirt

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter

 

Tim Krul has been handed Newcastle United's number one shirt ahead of the 2012/13 campaign.

The Dutch goalkeeper, who has come through the ranks on Tyneside, previously wore the 26 jersey but has opted for the switch this term.

Krul was the Magpies' first choice stopper last term and excelled, with 15 clean sheets as they clinched a fifth-place Premier League finish and a place in the Europa League.

The number one shirt was previously worn by veteran Steve Harper, who will now take on number 37.

New signing Vurnon Anita will be United's new number eight, following the release of Danny Guthrie in the summer, while fellow summer recruits Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis Good have got numbers 17, 20 and 33 respectively.

Young midfielder Mehdi Abeid has swapped from the number 13 shirt to take on 39, while goalkeeper Rob Elliot has also switched from 35 to 21.

 

United Squad Numbers In Full

1. Tim Krul
2. Fabricio Coloccini
3. Davide Santon
4. Yohan Cabaye
5. Danny Simpson
6. Mike Williamson
7.
8. Vurnon Anita
9. Papiss Cisse
10. Hatem Ben Arfa
11.
12.
13.
14. James Perch
15. Dan Gosling
16. Ryan Taylor
17. Romain Amalfitano
18. Jonas Gutierrez
19. Demba Ba
20. Gael Bigirimana
21. Rob Elliot
22. Sylvain Marveaux
23. Shola Ameobi
24. Cheick Tiote
25. Gabriel Obertan
26.
27. Steven Taylor
28. Sammy Ameobi
29. Haris Vuckic
30.
31. Shane Ferguson
32.
33. Curtis Good
34. James Tavernier
35.
36. Paul Dummett
37. Steve Harper
38.
39. Mehdi Abeid
40.
41.
42. Jak Alnwick

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