Most commonly midfielders were the number 8 shirt however some times strikers will were it.
They can't wear 8 because a great African American player was assassinated in jersey #8.
Alexander Ovechkin and formerly Cam Neely
bad luck don't ask why
Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals).
Bo Jackson was an American football and baseball player. His jersey number was the number 8 when he played for the Chicago White Sox.
For both American football and standard football (soccer) the standard amount of players allowed for each team on the field is 11. When players are limited in American football you will see 8 man football.
troy aikmen, Steve young, Tommy maddox, daunte culpepper