Latest Premier League Signing Honours Taxi-Driver Dad With Jersey Number

Latest Premier League Signing Honours Taxi-Driver Dad With Jersey Number

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Bruno Guimaraes has dedicated his Newcastle shirt number to his dad who is a taxi driver in his native country
  • Bruno Guimaraes will wear the innocuous Number 39 for the Magpies which was bought from French club Lyon for a club record £43million
  • Newcastle United are currently 18th on the Premier League table after 21 games and are struggling battling with relegation

Bruno Guimaraes has stunned Newcastle United supporters when the newly signed midfielder opted to pick an infamous jersey number after signing for the Magpies this January.

The Brazilian will wear the not too famous number 39 jersey when he dawns the Black and White colors of Newcastle United after making a club record £43million from Lyon.

According to a report via The Sun, Bruno Guimaraes will be wearing the number 39 jersey in honour of his Dad who is a taxi driver back in Brazil.

Latest Premier League Signing Honours Taxi-Driver Dad With Jersey Number
Bruno Guimaraes Dad is a taxi-driver back in his native country Brazil. Photo Credit: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Bruno Guimaraes dad’s cab number is known to be number 39 also and the former Lyon man has will be dawning the same number on his club jersey in respect to the man who raised him.

The Brazil international has been known to respect his humble beginnings and despite being a famous football star, he has not derailed from all he knew growing up in the Brazilian city of Rio.

Newcastle pushing to escape relegation

Newcastle United are bidding to escape the drop from the Premier league this season as they stay pushing to leave the bottom three in the league.

The Sporting News reports the Magpies have signed three players namely, Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood and Bruno Guimaraes to help boost their chances of escaping relegation.

The Magpies have struggled for consistency all season which has led the new owners Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund chaired by Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman to bring in Eddie Howe in place of Steve Bruce.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported football is arguably the most popular sporting activity in the world considering the players who are doing wonders on the pitch everywhere in the world.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have made names for themselves just because of their superb skills and goals on the pitch and hardly is any nation where their names have not been heard.

Lionel Messi started his career at early age in Argentina before moving to La Masia Academy where established himself and went on to play for the first team.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..