2001-02 Leeds Match Worn UEFA Cup Home Shirt Kewell #10 (v PSV)

2001-02 Leeds Match Worn UEFA Cup Home Shirt Kewell #10 (v PSV)
2001-02 Leeds Match Worn UEFA Cup Home Shirt Kewell #10 (v PSV) 2001-02 Leeds Match Worn UEFA Cup Home Shirt Kewell #10 (v PSV) 2001-02 Leeds Match Worn UEFA Cup Home Shirt Kewell #10 (v PSV)

2001-02 Leeds Match Worn UEFA Cup Home Shirt Kewell #10 (v PSV)

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£399.99

Condition of shirt - Excellent


Size - XL


Condition details - Bright colours, badges are stitched, minimal fade to sponsor and print, nice material feel


Made by - Nike


Player - Australian wing wizard Harry Kewell #10


Player issue features - Correct player size Lextra flock print professionally heat pressed, no Dri-Fit motif to lower front or sleeve, swapped with a PSV 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 Kewell in the UEFA Cup Round of 16 2nd Leg match against PSV Eindhoven, played at Elland Road on 28th February 2002. The Yorkshiremen had squeaked through the previous two rounds against  Troyes and Grasshoppers but this was a truly different test against reigning Eredivisie champions PSV. The first leg had been a hard fought 0-0 draw at Phillips stadium and the Lilly Whites returned to West Yorkshire hoping to advance to the next round with the backing of the Elland Road faithful. Despite chances at both ends Leeds looked to be the better team but the match remained scoreless was heading for extra-time until disaster struck. A Theo Lucius shot rattled the bar and it was Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink who rose highest to meet the rebound heading the Dutch side in front just seconds from time to knock Leeds out of the competition. Kewell played the full 90 minutes as he so often did, the Australian made 35 appearances in all competitions for the side this season scoring 11 goals. This was the wingers seventh season with the club, he would have on more campaign with the side before financial difficulties meant he moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2003. The Socceroos legend scored 45 goals in over 180 appearances for the side and earned his first caps for his country whilst at Elland Road.