Leon Goretzka takes over No. 8 shirt from Javi Martínez

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As of next season, Leon Goretzka will wear the number 8 shirt for FC Bayern, which Javi Martínez has worn up to now for the German record champions. "Thank you very much for giving me your shirt number. It's a great honour for me," said Goretzka to his teammate, who is leaving Bayern in the summer after nine successful years.

“Hope I live up to it with the same pride”

Martínez has won an incredible 24 titles with FCB and has been the embodiment of the team's mentality and will to win. The number 8 will always be associated with Javi Martínez at FC Bayern. "I hope I live up to it with the same pride as you have over the years," added Goretzka.

The new 2021/22 away shirt (launch 20 May) will be available straight away with the new number 8 Leon Goretzka. But of course, you can still buy the #8 with Javi.

As a farewell to Javi Martínez, FC Bayern.tv is showing a big documentary about the Spaniard:

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