2002 Italy Match Issue World Cup Home L/S Shirt Gattuso #8

2002 Italy Match Issue World Cup Home L/S Shirt Gattuso #8
2002 Italy Match Issue World Cup Home L/S Shirt Gattuso #8 2002 Italy Match Issue World Cup Home L/S Shirt Gattuso #8 2002 Italy Match Issue World Cup Home L/S Shirt Gattuso #8

2002 Italy Match Issue World Cup Home L/S Shirt Gattuso #8

£499.99

Condition of shirt - Excellent


Size - Large


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


Made by - Kappa


Player - Legendary tenacious midfield warrior Gennaro Gattuso #8


Player issue features - Correct player size print and 2002 World Cup Korea Japan detail to sleeve professionally heat pressed, made from 92% Polyamide and 8% lycra, made in Italy, long-sleeved, given to an AC Milan member of staff as a gift and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided


Notes - Extremely rare player shirt believed to have been prepared for Gattuso during the 2002 World Cup tournament in Korea and Japan. Italy were drawn in Group G alongside Mexico, Croatia and Ecuador, where they finished runners-up behind Mexico. Gli Azzurri beat Ecuador 2-0, before a 2-1 defeat to Croatia and a 1-1 draw with Mexico. The side then faced hosts South Korea in the Round of 16, which went to extra-time after Seol Ki-Hyeon's 88th minute strike cancelled out Vieri's opener. Ahn Jung-Hwan then scored a famous golden goal for the Koreans in the 117th minute which knocked Italy out in a surprise defeat. Gattuso featured twice at the tournament, coming on as a sub both times in the side's first and last games against Ecuador and Korea respectively. The legendary Milan hard-man earned his first cap in 2000, going on to make 73 appearances and score 1 goal over 10 years. He is mostly remembered for representing AC Milan, where he played over 450 games between 1999-2012, whilst also having spells with Rangers and FC Sion. During the competition Gattuso only wore short-sleeved shirts, so this shirt will have been prepared as an alternative