1997-98 AC Milan Match Issue Fourth L/S Shirt Bogarde #2

1997-98 AC Milan Match Issue Fourth L/S Shirt Bogarde #2
1997-98 AC Milan Match Issue Fourth L/S Shirt Bogarde #2 1997-98 AC Milan Match Issue Fourth L/S Shirt Bogarde #2 1997-98 AC Milan Match Issue Fourth L/S Shirt Bogarde #2

1997-98 AC Milan Match Issue Fourth L/S Shirt Bogarde #2

£749.99

Condition of shirt - Excellent

Size - XL

Condition details - Pristine material look and feel, badges and sponsor are great

Made by - Lotto

Player - Imposing Holland international central defender Winston Bogarde #2

Player issue features - Correct player size Lotto nameset printed within the material, embroidered Lega Calcio patch machine stitched, fully embroidered gold star, no Lotto patch on lower front, long sleeved version not commercially available, comes from the players own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this can be provided

Notes - Extremely rare player shirt believed to have been issued to Bogarde for the 1997-98 season. After 3 years as a defensive stalwart for the great Ajax side that won the Champions League in '95 and reached the Final again the year after Bogarde moved to AC Milan in the summer of '97. The centre back struggled to settle at the San Siro though and made only 3 Serie A and 1 Coppa Italia appearances before joining back up with his former mentor Louis van Gaal at Barcelona in January '98. This classic red fourth design was only worn to this specification away at Udinese in week three, a match in which Bogarde came off the bench to replace Ibrahim Ba at half-time at the Rossoneri lost 2-1 with Bierhoff scoring a brace for the hosts. This was the last season that Lotto manufactured kits for the club after 5 years with Adidas taking over in '98. Bogarde went on to pick up a La Liga and Copa del Rey double in this season at the Nou Camp while Milan slumped to a shock 10th place finish