What does number 7 mean in football? 7– Right Attacking Midfielders/Wingers. 8– Central/Box-to-Box Midfielders. 9– Striker. 10– Attacking Midfielder/Playmaker. 11– Left Attacking Midfielders/Wingers. When numbers started to appear in soccer, players who would get the #7 jersey were central midfielders or right-wingers. They received a #7 kit based on the formation of 11 players on the field at a time. This was their position away from the goalkeeper, who traditionally wore #1. Since, by default, these players would receive #7, it instantly became a number synonymous with creativity, goal-scoring, and more. These are usually one of the most skilled players overall on the pitch, and those players tend to get the most attention. They have the opportunity to score many goals, control a lot of different aspects of the match, and earn a lot of money on and off the pitch. These just happen to be two of the most recognizable soccer stars in the game’s history. They have millions and millions of fans all around the world, and players of all ages have tried to emulate what they do on the pitch. Ronaldo, in particular, is so glued to his number that it became part of his branding. The CR7 has traveled with him at the club and international level. When he recently re-joined Manchester United, he was once again handed his familiar number. Fans were pretty excited to see this happen, since they could once again wear those jerseys they loved in the past.