Condition of shirt - Excellent
Size - XL
Condition details - Bright colours, badges are stitched, sponsor and print are great, some large light marks to lower right reverse - caused during use, nice material feel
Made by - Adidas
Player - Rock solid Dutch defender Frank Verlaat #5
Player issue features - Correct player size flock print and Bundesliga sleeve patch professionally heat pressed, flock Göttinger Gruppe sponsor where on the replica version it is embossed, long sleeved version not commercially available, swapped with a Bayer Leverkusen player and comes from their own collection - a signed letter verifying this can be provided
Notes - Extremely rare player shirt believed to have been worn by Verlaat in a Bundesliga match against Leverkusen. Both sides had enjoyed thrilling campaigns at the top end of the Bundesliga in the previous season and they met each other for the first time on matchday 3 in August where Die Schwaben ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Fredi Bobic goal. The return fixture however was decidedly different, Leverkusen had lost just once at home all season and had made the Ulrich-Haberland a fortress knocking multiple goals past some of the Bundesliga's best sides. Stuttgart were no exception, Die Roten were thrashed 6-1 when they travelled to North Rhine-Westphalia. Former Ajax and Auxerre man Verlaat made 30 appearances for Joachim Löw's men this season as the side finished 4th in the Bundesliga, scoring once - a last minute winner in a thrilling 4-3 away win at Schalke. The one time Dutch international later enjoyed a return to Ajax and spells with Werder Bremen and Sturm Graz.