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The Best Athletes Who Wore #11

Updated January 22, 2020 2.1k votes 185 voters 5.5k views50 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 11 for at least one professional season.

The best players to wear 11 as their jersey numbers are sprinkled across all major sports. It has been a popular jersey number for decades with success of athletes across the board. Iconic MLB players with number 11 jerseys include Barry Larkin, Jimmy Rollins, and Gary Sheffield, all Hall of Fame-level players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in baseball history. 

Basketball stars have had success with the number as well with Kyrie Irving, Yao Ming, and Klay Thompson thriving with the number 11 in the NBA. Football and hockey aren’t too far behind with quite a few superstars rocking the number in NFL and NHL history. It's all proof that anyone who wears #11 has a major legacy to live up to.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 11 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 11.

  • Mark Messier
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    League: NHL
    Years active: 1979-2004
    Stats: 694 goals, 1,193 assists, 1,887 points

    Career Highlights
    15x NHL All-Star selection
    5x Stanley Cup winner
    NHL MVP (1984)

    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
    • Team: Edmonton Oilers
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  • Kyrie Irving
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    League: NBA
    Years active: 2011-present
    Stats: 22.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 5.7 apg

    Career Highlights
    1x NBA champion
    6x NBA All-Star selection

    • Age: 28
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Team: Brooklyn Nets
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  • League: MLB
    Years active: 1986-2004
    Stats: .295 batting avg, 2,340 hits, 198 home runs, 960 RBIs, 379 stolen bases

    Career Highlights
    12x All-Star selection
    NL MVP (1995)
    9x Silver Slugger

    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Team: Cincinnati Reds
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  • League: NBA
    Years active: 2002-2011
    Stats: 9,247 points, 4,494 rebounds, 920 blocks

    Career Highlights
    8x NBA All-Star selection

    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
    • Team: Houston Rockets
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