2000 Italy Match Issue Olympics Home Shirt Margiotta #12

2000 Italy Match Issue Olympics Home Shirt Margiotta #12
2000 Italy Match Issue Olympics Home Shirt Margiotta #12 2000 Italy Match Issue Olympics Home Shirt Margiotta #12 2000 Italy Match Issue Olympics Home Shirt Margiotta #12

2000 Italy Match Issue Olympics Home Shirt Margiotta #12

£199.99

Condition of shirt - Excellent


Size - Large (tight fitting Gara design)


Condition details - Bright colours, badges are stitched, print is great, nice material feel


Made by - Kappa


Player - Udinese forward Massimo Margiotta #12


Player issue features - Correct player size printing professionally heat pressed, made from 87% polyester and 13% lycra, made in Italy, given to a Udinese team mate as a gift and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided


Notes - Ultra rare player shirt believed to have been issued to or worn by Margiotta during the 2000 Olympics held in Australia. The side qualified after winning the UEFA European U-21's Championship earlier in the year, with the other top four placed teams of Czech Republic, Spain and Slovakia also making up the European contingent. Italy finished top of a group containing Nigeria, Honduras and Australia, beating the latter teams and drawing with Nigeria. They were then drawn against Spain in the Quarter-Finals, which saw them lose out in the 86th minute after a Gabri goal settled a tight match, Margiotta was involved in all four matches, starting the game against Nigeria, whilst being introduced as a second half sub in the other three games. The striker never played for the senior side, and in 2004, under new FIFA legislation, opted to switch his nationality to Venezuela, the country of his birth.