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Jadon Sancho reveals football idol in snub to Cristiano Ronaldo as Man Utd loanee rejoices in new Dortmund shirt number

JADON SANCHO has revealed who his football idol is in an interview with Borussia Dortmund.

The 23-year-old has re-joined the German giants on loan for the remainder of the season after being frozen out by Erik ten Hag at Manchester United.

Jadon Sancho has revealed who his football icon is in an interview with Borussia Dortmund after returning to the club on loan

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Jadon Sancho has revealed who his football icon is in an interview with Borussia Dortmund after returning to the club on loanCredit: Getty
Sancho will be wearing the number ten at Dortmund

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Sancho will be wearing the number ten at Dortmund
The 23-year-old revealed that ten is his favourite number thanks to football legend Ronaldinho

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The 23-year-old revealed that ten is his favourite number thanks to football legend Ronaldinho

And after completing his move the England international gave fans an insight into one of his heroes growing up.

When asked about his new number for the club, ten, he explained that he wanted to wear it thanks to former Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho.

Speaking to the club on YouTube, he said: “It’s an iconic number. Growing up the number ten was always my favourite number due to Ronaldinho.

“Obviously me watching his YouTube clips. So you know, when Dortmund said ten was available I didn’t second guess.

“I just said ‘yes please if you could reserve it for me then that would be perfect’.”

The tricky winger is known for his skills and clearly take inspiration from Ronaldinho with the way he plays.

Sancho previously spent four seasons with Dortmund from 2017 to 2021 and donned the number seven shirt during his first spell at the club.

Seven is a number made iconic by a number of players, but is known by many as the shirt worn by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Ronaldo has worn number seven at almost every club he has played for and even picked it up during his second spell at Manchester United.

The Portuguese powerhouse choosing the number prevented Sancho from getting his hands on it at Old Trafford and with Marcus Rashford wearing the number ten, Sancho was forced to opt for 25.

Ronaldinho famously wore the number ten

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Ronaldinho famously wore the number tenCredit: AFP
Sancho wore number seven during his first spell with Dortmund

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Sancho wore number seven during his first spell with DortmundCredit: Reuters
Sancho had to wear number 25 at Man Utd as Cristiano Ronaldo sported the number seven

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Sancho had to wear number 25 at Man Utd as Cristiano Ronaldo sported the number sevenCredit: Getty

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