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The Best Athletes Who Wore #0

Updated November 26, 2019 1.3k votes 121 voters 4.5k views53 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 0 or 00 for at least one professional season

The top athletes who wore 0 as their jersey tried to prove that their performances would be the opposite of their number. It is a bold move to choose zero, but it is a fun number that makes an athlete stand out with ease at first glance. Athletes in various sports like football, basketball, hockey and baseball have all worn the 0 on their back with pride. 

Players like Robert Parish and Damian Lillard have helped make the 0 cool in the NBA, while Carmelo Anthony has agreed to wear the #00 with the Trail Blazers. Jim Otto in the NFL and Jack Clark in MLB join NHL stars like Neil Sheehy and John Davidson in wearing the famous 0 on their jerseys. Meanwhile, in the soccer world, Hicham Zerouali became synonymous with the number, to the point that it became his nickname.

So vote up the best overall athletes to find success while wearing the jersey number 0 or 00. Each player had his own way of impacting the sport, but only the top ones deserve to rank high. Help us decide the best of all the athletes to wear 0 as their official jersey number.

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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 2008-present
    Stats: 657 games played, 18.3 points per game, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists

    Career Highlights

    • NBA champion (2016)
    • 5× NBA All-Star (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018)
    • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2012, 2014)
    • NBA Most Improved Player (2011)
    • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2009)
    • NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2012)
    • NBA rebounding leader (2011)
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  • League: NFL
    Years active: 1960-1975
    Stats: 210 games played, 5 fumble recoveries

    Career Highlights

    • 3× Pro Bowl (1970–1972)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (1970, 1971)
    • Second-team All-Pro (1972)
    • AFL champion (1967)
    • 9× AFL All-Star (1961–1969)
    • 10× First-team All-AFL (1960–1969)
    • AFL All-Time Team
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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 1999–2015
    Stats: 1,163 games played, 15.2 points per game, 8.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.1 blocks

    Career Highlights

    • NBA champion (2011)
    • 4× NBA All-Star (2003, 2005–2007)
    • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2005, 2006)
    • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2000)
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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1968-1981
    Stats: .268 batting average, 332 home runs, 1,024 RBIs

    Career Highlights

    • 3× All-Star (1971, 1973, 1975)
    • 3× Gold Glove Award (1971, 1973, 1974)
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