"I'll take No.11 please!" Kingsley Coman's wish of wearing his favourite No.11 shirt for Bayern Munich has been granted. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH
"I'll take No.11 please!" Kingsley Coman's wish of wearing his favourite No.11 shirt for Bayern Munich has been granted. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH
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Kingsley Coman to wear No.11 jersey for Bayern Munich

Kingsley Coman will wear his favourite No.11 jersey for Bayern Munich this season after trading in the No.29 he has worn since arriving from Juventus in 2015.

The French winger wore No.11 at youth level for his first club Paris Saint-Germain and secured that number when he moved to Juventus in 2014. Yet since arriving in Bavaria, it had always been occupied by Douglas Costa, James Rodriguez and Michael Cuisance, until the former ended his second spell with the Bavarians this summer.

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Coman is not the first Frenchman to wear the No.11 jersey with Bayern. Jean-Pierre Papin and Bixente Lizarazu are among the many illustrious names to have previously worn the shirt Coman will sport proudly in 2020/21.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spent five seasons with No.11 on his back, while Stefan Effenberg, Mehmet Scholl, Lukas Podolski and Ivica Olic are among its more recent owners.

Kingsley Coman has worn No.11 for previous clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, as well as for the France national team. - France v Turkye via www.imago-images.de/imago images/VI Images

Coman, 25, has turned out 200 times for Bayern, scoring 41 goals. During his time in Bavaria, he has collected six Bundesliga titles, three DFB Cups, the UEFA Champions League – thanks to his goal in the 2020 final against PSG – a UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

The Frenchman will pick up pre-season training in the coming days, after representing his country up to the Round of 16 of Euro 2020, where France were beaten by Switzerland and another former wearer of the Bayern No.11 jersey, Xherdan Shaqiri.