Manchester City star Joao Cancelo has revealed the reasoning behind the switch to the number 7 shirt in place of Raheem Sterling.
Joao Cancelo revealed the reason he chose to wear the number 7 shirt at Manchester City was in tribute to his mother after Tragically died in a car accident nine years ago. Gancelo was a rising star at Benfica and his mother Philomena died when the Audi A3 she was driving crashed on the motorway in January 2013. Just dropped my husband Joseph at the Lisbon airport and drove home with Joao and Pedro. His younger brother slept in the backseat.
Both of her sons suffered minor injuries while their mother died instantly. And Cancelo asked Manchester City have asked whether he will be able to wear the shirt Raheem Sterling wore when the England winger moves to Chelsea this summer. “Seven is my mom’s favorite number. And it’s the day he was born on February 7th. I decided on that number because it meant something to me and my mom. I hope I can represent you with this number. Because you are one of the most important people in my life.”
Cancelo almost gave up his dream of becoming a footballer when his mother passed away. but a father who gradually persuaded to come back and play again He prays for his mother every time he comes on the pitch. Cancelo, 28, moved from Benfica to Villarreal. Before moving from Juventus to Manchester City in 2019 in a deal that cost the Blues £27.4 million and send Danilo to Juve in exchange. The Portugal international has emerged as one of Pep Guardiola ‘s most creative players, playing at left-back although naturally right-footed. But it is free to move to play in the UFABET middle.