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Why Does Phil Foden have the number 47 tattooed on his neck?

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We’ve all been asking the same question while watching the Euros – why does Phil Foden sport the number 47 on his football shirt and as a tattoo? The mystery behind it has been the talk of the town, and at last, we finally have the answer.

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Within the buzzing football arena, filled with anticipation and roaring fans, when Foden steps onto the pitch, one particular number stands out – 47. The Man City and England star, despite being busy welcoming his third baby with his girlfriend Rebecca Cooke, always manages to make headlines, and the curious case of his number 47 tattoo is no exception!

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One thing is clear: Phil Foden’s 47 isn’t just for aesthetics – it’s much more sentimental. In a heartfelt confession to the DailyMail, Phil revealed that the number 47 is a tribute to his late grandad who passed away at the age of 47. I know, it’s heart-touching, dear ones.

Phil Foden – number 47 Jersey

When it comes to choosing a football shirt number, young players often don’t have a wide array of choices. Phil was no different. He was given a few options, but none of them held any meaning for him, except for the number 47. It was an evocative reminder of his grandad, the memories of their trips to Wales, and playing football together – a bond that was cut short too soon.

In a touching conversation with his dad, Phil shared his plan for this special tribute. Obviously, Dad was on board with the idea. As Phil puts it, it’s fantastic to carve out your own legacy. And for him, his legacy is interwoven with the memory of his grandad. To him, it’s not just a number, but a symbol of love and an inspiration.

At 23, Phil is just starting his journey. But, he already knows that he wants 47 to become his legacy, a number that will always remind us of Phil Foden – a star on the pitch, and a gentle, sentimental soul off it.

In his own words, “It’s nice to make your own legacy. It’s a strange number nobody else will go for so hopefully in years to come when I have finished, 47 at City will be remembered for Phil Foden.”

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Just like his grandad, we’re sure Phil will continue to inspire and leave a mark in the world of football that will be remembered for years to come. One thing is for sure – the next time we see the number 47, we’re all going to think of Phil Foden and his grandad, and it’s going to tug at our heartstrings.

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