1996-97 Metz Match Issue UEFA Cup Home L/S Shirt #9 (Bombarda)

1996-97 Metz Match Issue UEFA Cup Home L/S Shirt #9 (Bombarda)
1996-97 Metz Match Issue UEFA Cup Home L/S Shirt #9 (Bombarda) 1996-97 Metz Match Issue UEFA Cup Home L/S Shirt #9 (Bombarda) 1996-97 Metz Match Issue UEFA Cup Home L/S Shirt #9 (Bombarda)

1996-97 Metz Match Issue UEFA Cup Home L/S Shirt #9 (Bombarda)

£174.99

Condition of shirt - Excellent

Size - XL

Condition details - Pristine material look and feel, crest and Puma logo are great, slight wear to sponsor and printing

Made by - Puma

Player - Prolific Argentinian striker Mariano Bombarda #9

Player issue features - Correct player size print professionally heat pressed, small size paint transfer sponsor to meet UEFA regulations, no additional club badge and different pattern within the material design compared to the replica, made in France, long sleeved version not commercially available, swapped with a Newcastle player and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided

Notes - Extremely rare player shirt believed to have been issued to Bombarda for the 1996-97 UEFA Cup campaign and was swapped following one of the Third Round ties with Newcastle United. Metz players wore shirts without their names on the back only in the First Round matches against Tirol Innsbruck, after this stage names were added to the shirts. The new signing from FC Groningen Bombarda played in the 1st leg against the Austrians who were defeated 1-0 on aggregate. Les Grenats saw off Sporting Lisbon in the next round before being edged out by Newcastle United at St James' Park. Bombarda struggled to adapt to life in France and made only 11 appearances scoring 1 goal for the club before returning to Holland with FC Groningen in mid-October