T&T’s Levi Garcia given number 9 jersey at new club, AEK Athens

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    When T&T footballer Levi Garcia steps out on the field for Greek football club AEK Athens for the first time, he’ll be sporting the number 9 jersey.

    Garcia today officially put pen to paper on his new five-year deal in Greece after successful stints in Netherlands and most recently Israel.

    The 22-year-old becomes the latest footballer to wear the number 9 including Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund ‘s Erling Haaland and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku.

    At the age of 18 years and 65 days, Garcia became the youngest T&T footballer to make an appearance for a European club, beating a record previously held by former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke.