Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys have had favourite players numbers displayed on themÂ since their inception.
Originally mums, sisters, aunts or whoever could sew, lovingly embellished the afl supporters jumper, with the desired number. It involved cutting out the number from fabric, of one or two numerals, carefully placing them on the vacant back section of theÂ jumper, designed for this purpose, and either hand stitching or machine sewing them on.
Fast forward to 2017 and the number on the back of the jumper is now sublimated on, with the official afl logo across the bottom of them. The humble favourite player number has become a slick innovation, and official licensing product of the AFL merchandise team.