Ansu Fati takes on Vidal's No.22 shirt as release clause rises to €400m

The youngster has been officially promoted to Barcelona's first team for the 20-21 season

Ansu Fati llevará el número 22 en la camiseta azulgrana | FCB

FC Barcelona have confirmed that Ansu Fati will take on the No.22 shirt as he's promoted to the first team officially, which also means his release clause will rise to €400 million.

Last season Ansu, 17, wore the No.31 shirt as he was registered with the B team. Now, as a senior play, he will inherit the shirt left vacant by Arturo Vidal, who's joined Inter Milan. 

Ansu becomes the 14th Barça player to wear the No.22 since personalised shirt numbers were in introduced in Spain for the 1995-96 seasons. 

Curiously, the first Barça player to wear the No.22 was the goalkeeper Julen Lopetegui, the current Sevilla coach and former boss of the Spanish national team and Real Madrid. 

Previous owners of the No.22 shirt at FC Barcelona:

1995-96: Lopetegui
1996-97: Prosinecki
1997-98: Reiziger
1998-99: Okunowo
1999-00: F. de Boer
2000-01: -
2001-02: Geovanni
2002-03: Geovanni
2003-04: Luis García
2004-05: Albertini
2005-06: -
2006-07: Saviola
2007-08: Abidal
2008-09: Abidal
2009-10: Abidal
2010-11: Abidal
2011-12: Abidal
2012-13: Abidal
2013-14: Dani Alves
2014-15: Dani Alves
2015-16: Aleix Vidal
2016-17: Aleix Vidal
2017-18: Aleix Vidal
2018-19: Arturo Vidal
2019-20: Arturo Vidal
2020-21: Ansu Fati


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