Ajax confirm Calvin Bassey’s shirt number for 2022/23 season

Ajax have released the permanent squad numbers for the 2022/23 season with Calvin Bassey bearing the number of an Arsenal legend

Ajax have assigned permanent shirt numbers to all members of their squad with the Dutch league season kicking off on Friday August 5 with SC Heerenveen hosting Sparta Rotterdam at the Abe Lenstra Stadion.

After joining Ajax in a £23m move from Scottish giants Rangers, Bassey is set to play his first season with the Dutch champions in both the Eredivisie and UEFA Champions League.

Ahead of the new season, Ajax have confirmed their full list of registered players via an official press release on the club’s website.

Calvin Bassey will wear the number 33 shirt for Ajax throughout the 2022/23 season. The Nigeria international wore the number 3 when he was at Rangers and currently wears the number 21 shirt for the Nigeria Super Eagles.

Notable Ajax players who won the number 33 shirt at the Johan Cruyff Arena include former Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, former Newcastle United full-back Vurnon Anita and current Brighton defender Joel Veltman.

Other squad members of the Ajax squad also got their permanent shirt numbers with new signing Steven Bergwijn wearing number 7, striker Brian Brobbey wearing number 9 and club captain Dusan Tadic bearing the number 10.

Ghanaian youngster Mohammed Kudus gets number 20 while Manchester United targets Antony and Jurrien Timber get numbers 11 and 2 respectively.

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