2000 Belgium Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #6 (Vanderhaeghe) v Scotland

2000 Belgium Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #6 (Vanderhaeghe) v Scotland
2000 Belgium Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #6 (Vanderhaeghe) v Scotland 2000 Belgium Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #6 (Vanderhaeghe) v Scotland 2000 Belgium Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #6 (Vanderhaeghe) v Scotland

2000 Belgium Match Worn Home L/S Shirt #6 (Vanderhaeghe) v Scotland

£119.99

Condition of shirt - Excellent


Size - XL (45-47")


Condition details - Pristine material look and feel, printing is great for age


Made by - Nike


Player - Robust and industrious defensive midfielder Yves Vanderhaeghe #6


Player issue features - Correct player size print professionally heat pressed, long sleeved version not commercially available, swapped with a Scottish player and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided


Notes - Very rare player shirt believed to have been worn by Vanderhaeghe during a Group 6 2002 World Cup qualifying match played at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 24th March 2001. Match day 4 saw the first meeting in the group between the sides, with both teams undefeated and Belgium fresh from a 10-1 demolition of San Mario last time out. The home side looked on course for victory after a Billy Dodd brace had put them in front, the first coming inside 1 minute and the other from the penalty spot. However a second half revival from The Red Devils saw goals Wilmots pull one back in the 58th minute, before a last gasp goal in the 90th minute from Van Buyten rescued a valuable point for the side. Vanderhaeghe played the whole match, in a result that ultimately ended up seeing Belgium qualify for the World Cup at the expense of Scotland, as they finished 2 points clear of them in the runners-up spot. The Red Devils progressed out of Group H in Japan but a tough draw against Brazil in the Round of 16 saw them lose 2-0 to the eventual winners. Vanderhaeghe featured in all but one of the sides qualifying games and played every game at the World Cup, adding to his eventual tally of 48 caps. This is all the more impressive as he did not make his first cap until the age of 29 but was still able to play for 6 years after this. He spent his entire 22-year career in Belgium, amassing 340 Belgian Pro League games