Condition of shirt - Excellent
Size - XL
Condition details - Bright colours, badges, sponsor and print are great, some large light mud marks throughout - caused during use, nice material feel
Made by - Jako
Player - Experienced clinical forward Marcel Rath #9
Player issue features - Correct player sized print and Bundesliga sleeve patch professionally heat pressed, long-sleeved, swapped with a Werder Bremen 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 Rath in the DFB Pokal Third Round match against Werder Bremen, played at the Wersestadion in Ahlen on 4th December 2002. Ahlen had beaten Jahn Regensburg and Reutlingen in the first two rounds before facing Bundesliga side Bremen. A close match saw the visitors take the lead early on in the first half before Ahlen found a late equaliser through Marc Arnold. The match looked to be heading for extra-time until a last gasp Ivan Klasnic strike stole a win for Bremen and knocked the hosts out of the competition. Rath played the full match as he often did this season making 29 appearances in all competitions for the side as they finished 12th in the 2.Bundesliga. This was his first season after joining from St Pauli in the summer of 2002 and the former Hertha Berlin man scored 5 goals this campaign with highlights including a brace against Greuther Fürth and a goal in the 4-3 comeback win thriller against Jürgen Klopp's Mainz. Rath stayed with the side until January 2005 when he joined Union Berlin, he later enjoyed spells with Waldhof Mannheim and Cypriot side Digenis Akritas Morphou.