The Number 9 is associated with LEGENDS. It is usually worn by strikers. Greats like Lineker, Robbie Fowler, Ronaldo, Gabriel Batusta have worn this jersey. Currently, famous names associated with the jersey are Fernando Torres and Karim Benzema.
There is no record that any player has ever worn the number 9 jersey for the Gonzaga Bulldogs menÕs basketball team. Another notable jersey number, the number 12, was retired after worn by John Stockton from 1980 until he was drafted in the NBA in 1984.
23, 45, 12, and 9: He has worn number 23 and 45 when he came back from retirement in basketball, 45 with the Birmingham Barons baseball team, 12 for one game when his jersey was stolen from a visiting locker room and 9 in the Olympics