Maths challenge for young Norwich City fans

PUBLISHED: 14:39 09 April 2020 | UPDATED: 16:07 09 April 2020

Can you recite all of Norwich City's current squad numbers? 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Can you recite all of Norwich City's current squad numbers? Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Parents looking for fun ways to keep their children interested during home schooling have been given a creative way to combine a passion for Norwich City with a maths challenge.

Canaries fan Lucia Roberts posted a video of her son, Ben, tackling some addition and subtraction challenges using the squad numbers of Daniel Farke’s players.

For example, as swiftly answered by young Ben, if you add Todd Cantwell (shirt number 14) and Sam Byram (3) you get Emi Buendia (17).

Not only showing his sharp memory to be able to recall all of the City squad numbers, the youngster was also able to get in some valuable maths homework - even receiving an approving tweet from England Under-21 international Todd Cantwell in reply.

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There are currently 23 players in the Norwich squad but all are having to train at home during the coronavirus pandemic, having not played for over a month and with the season suspended until at least the end of May.

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We’ve listed the full list of current squad numbers below, so that parents can test their little ones’ maths skills during the current period of social isolation to combat the speak of the Covid-19 virus.


1 Tim Krul

2 Max Aarons

3 Sam Byram

4 Ben Godfrey

5 Grant Hanley

6 Christoph Zimmermann

7 Lukas Rupp

8 Mario Vrancic

10 Moritz Leitner

11 Onel Hernandez

12 Jamal Lewis

14 Todd Cantwell

15 Timm Klose

17 Emi Buendia

18 Marco Stiepermann

19 Tom Trybull

20 Josip Drmic

22 Teemu Pukki

23 Kenny McLean

25 Ondrej Duda

27 Alex Tettey

33 Michael McGovern

35 Adam Idah

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