2000 Belgium Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Deflandre #2

2000 Belgium Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Deflandre #2
2000 Belgium Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Deflandre #2 2000 Belgium Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Deflandre #2 2000 Belgium Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Deflandre #2

2000 Belgium Match Issue European Championship Home Shirt Deflandre #2

£399.99

Condition of shirt - Excellent


Size - XL


Condition details - Bright colours, badges are stitched, print and patches are great for age, nice material feel


Made by - Nike


Player - All-action Club Brugge left-back Éric Deflandre #2


Player issue features - Correct player size plastic print, Euro 2000 and UEFA Fair Play sleeve patches professionally heat pressed, given as a gift to a Belgian kitman 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 or worn by Deflandre for Euro 2000. The Red Devils were joint hosts along with their neighbors Holland for this year's installment of the tournament and Robert Waseige's side were placed in a tricky Group 2 alongside Sweden, Turkey and Italy. Deflandre played every minute of his country's group games as they beat the Swedes, but suffered 2-0 defeats at the hands of Turkey and eventual finalists Italy. In one of the strangest moments of the tournament the left-back was forced to play in goal against Turkey when keeper Filip De Wilde was sent off with 6 minutes to play after the side had made all 3 changes. He made a high profile move to French outfit Lyon after the tournament where he won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles. He later had spells with Standard Liège and Lierse and earned 57 caps in total for his country between 1996-2005.