The 23-year old, who City bought from Everton for £47.5m last summer, was given the number 24 jersey when he arrived at the club.
Now, after a disappointing debut campaign, Stones has transferred to the number 5, and he'll be hoping some of Zabaleta's 'cult-hero' status rubs off on him next season.
And we can confirm John Stones will be wearing the number shirt in our new kit next season! #mcfcpic.twitter.com/5ouRhB7SCn
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 30, 2017