Condition of shirt - Excellent
Size - XL
Condition details - Bright colours, badges are stitched, printing is superb, slight wear to edges of sleeve patch, nice material feel
Made by - Nike
Player - Young Mechelen midfielder Rory Hegelmeers #16
Player issue features - Correct player size print and UEFA U-19 European Championship sleeve patch professionally heat pressed, fully dual layered with inner lining, panels are more ventilated, size details presented differently compared to replica version, no black Nike label on inside, given to a kitman as a gift and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided
Notes - Very rare player shirt believed to have been issued to Hegelmeers for the 2002 Under-19 European Championships in Norway. The young Red Devils had qualified top of their group and then smashed Greece 6-2 over two legs in the second round to reach the tournament. Marc Van Geersom's side were placed in Group B alongside Germany, England and the Republic of Ireland and picked up just one point in a draw with the Three Lions. They put up brave performances against Ireland and a German outfit that contained the likes of Phillip Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Mike Hanke losing those games 2-1. Hegelmeers didn't featured at the tournament, the youngster was playing his club football with KV Mechelen and later had spells with St Truiden and various other lower league Belgian sides.