In honour of the loudest fans in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks retired the number 12 to honour their fan base which calls themselves the 12th man. It was retired on December 15, 1984.
Answer The Seattle Seahawks have retired four numbers in their history. The first number they have retired is the number 12 in 1984, which represents the "12th Man", the amazing fans of the Seattle Seahawks who year in and year out cause the most false start penalties in the NFL at Qwest Field and in the Kingdome, and for their short two year time in Huskies Stadium. The number 12 was retired to honor the fans, and the flag representing the 12th Man is raised before every home game by an honorary guest, including Ichiro Suzuki, Mack Strong, and Paul Allen just to name a few. Number 80 for wide receiver Steve Largent was retired in 1996. When Jerry Rice joined the team in the 2004 season, Largent's number 80 was unretired with Largent's permission. When Rice left the team during the offseason for the Denver Broncos, the number 80 was re-retired. Offensive Tackle Walter Jones' number 71 was retired in 2010. And finally, number 96 was retired for Defensive Tackle Cortez Kennedy in 2012.
It means you will be forever remember with the team who retired your number. No one else on that team can have your number. Actually, if the organization sees fit anyone can wear the number even while it's retired. It'll still be retired and people will remember who wore it, but the number will be considered active.
Manchester united has the largest number of fans, followed by Real Madrid.
The first number in professional sports to be retired was the number 1. It was worn by Ray Flaherty of the New York Giants football team, and was retired in 1935.
no one anymore because the number 41 is retired. Tom Seaver wore the number and it is retired in his honor.
the Pittsburgh Steelers
On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig became the first Major League Baseball player to have his number, 4, retired by his team. Since then, over 120 other people have had their numbers retired. The Yankees were the first team to retire a number. Number 4, Lou Gehrig was the first player to have his number retired