The article talks about how SportsDataIO handles jersey numbers for soccer.
Unlike the majority of sports, soccer players can play for multiple teams which means they can oftentimes have multiple jersey numbers. SportsDataIO only shows one jersey number. The way we handle the various jersey numbers for players is that we will show the jersey number for the most recent team they played for.
For example, Mohamed Saleh wears number 11 for Liverpool and number 10 Egypt's National team. If his jersey number is showing up as 10, then the last game he played was for Egypt's National team. His jersey number will go back to 11 the next time he plays a game for Liverpool.
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