1996 Holland Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Blind #3 (v Scotland)

1996 Holland Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Blind #3 (v Scotland)
1996 Holland Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Blind #3 (v Scotland) 1996 Holland Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Blind #3 (v Scotland) 1996 Holland Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Blind #3 (v Scotland)

1996 Holland Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Blind #3 (v Scotland)

£499.99

Condition of shirt - Very Good


Size - XL


Condition details - Very bright colours, smooth material feel, some mud marks to printing, some orange colour run to nameset


Made by - Lotto


Player - Legendary Ajax centre back Danny Blind #3


Player issue features - Correct player size numbers printed within the material and flock name print professionally heat pressed, Euro 96 and UEFA Fair Play sleeve patches were not worn by the side in their first two matches at the tournament, different collar label compared to commercial replica, comes from the players own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided


Notes - Extremely rare player shirt believed to have been issued to Blind for the Euro 96 Group A match against Scotland played at Villa Park on the 10th June 1996. After reaching the Quarter-Finals at the World Cup 94, Holland went to England with the hope to do a good job, however, they could only earn a point in their first match following a 0-0 draw. Blind was not called up here nor in the second match when Guus Hiddink's men put themselves in a strong position in the group with a 2-0 victory to Switzerland. This was the last time the Oranje played at the tournament without wearing sleeve patches. The side came close to not making the Quarter Finals though after a hammering at Wembley against the hosts next time out but Patrick Kluivert's consolation was enough to take them through on goal difference, although they would not make it past the French who triumphed on penalties. Although Blind made his debut with Holland in 1986, the defender was not part of the glorious Euro '88 squad but was named in 4 other major tournaments winning a total of 42 caps in a decade. Blind retired from the international scene after this tournament.