Looking at the shirt numbers used by European football teams in the recent past, the best designs appear to be based on historical typefaces.
So, the question rose if there are more historic typefaces that can be used as a source of inspiration for designing shirt numbers. The result of this research is the design 'BLV Goal', which is based on the types cut by Joan Michael Fleischmann (1701-1768), who worked at the Dutch typefoundry Enschedé. The typefaces cut by Fleischman are very legible, also in small point sizes, thanks to the big counters and the individuality of all characters. BLV Goal is a relatively narrow design in which the characteristics of Fleischmans work can be traced.
BLV Goal, outline numbers for sports shirts.