2001-02 Ipswich Match Worn Home L/S Shirt George #33 (v Aston Villa)

2001-02 Ipswich Match Worn Home L/S Shirt George #33 (v Aston Villa)
2001-02 Ipswich Match Worn Home L/S Shirt George #33 (v Aston Villa) 2001-02 Ipswich Match Worn Home L/S Shirt George #33 (v Aston Villa) 2001-02 Ipswich Match Worn Home L/S Shirt George #33 (v Aston Villa)

2001-02 Ipswich Match Worn Home L/S Shirt George #33 (v Aston Villa)

£199.99

Condition of shirt - Mint

Size - XL

Condition details - Pristine material look and feel, patches and printing are great, some mud marks to cuffs and numbering, very slight wear to sponsor

Made by - Punch

Player - Legendary Nigerian wing wizard Finidi George #33

Player issue features - Correct player size Lextra flock Premier League print and patches professionally heat pressed, swapped with an Aston Villa player and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided

Notes - Extremely rare player shirt believed to have been worn by George in the Premiership match against Aston Villa played at Portman Road on the 23rd March 2002. Finidi moved to East Anglia in the summer of 2001 in a £3.1M transfer from Real Betis with the glamour of UEFA Cup football on offer. The Tractor Boys did go on a good run in the competition reaching the 3rd Round and famously beating Inter Milan at Portman Road. But that run and the 5th place finish of 00-01 felt a long way away now with the side struggling in the relegation zone and battling for survival. Aston Villa were not ideal opponents given they had not beaten them at home in the league for 18 years and that record would not be broken here with the match ending in a 0-0 stalemate. Finidi started the game and played for 83 minutes before being replaced by Reuser. George Burley's men would not be able to save themselves and did go down but Finidi did the honourable thing and stuck around for another year to help the club try and win promotion. Finidi had shot to fame as a part of Louis van Gaal's young Ajax team that won the Champions League in '95 and played at two World Cup's for the Super Eagles carving a reputation for himself as a great entertainer out on the wing