Condition of shirt - Excellent
Size - XL
Condition details - Bright colours, Mastia logo is stitched, sponsor and print are great, minimal fade to club crest, nice material feel
Made by - Adidas
Player - Hard working striker Michel Petrick #19
Player issue features - Correct player size print professionally heat pressed, special '40 Jahre 1996-2006' crest marking the club's 40 birthday, swapped with a PSV player and comes form their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided
Notes - Ultra rare player shirt believed to have been worn by Petrick for a friendly match against PSV Eindhoven, played at the Kurt Wabbel Stadium on 28th April 2006. The match was a memorial match to a game from the 1971-72 season between the sides that due to tragic circumstances was never played. The sides had been drawn against each other in the 1971-72 UEFA Cup 1st Round back when Hallescher were known as Chemie Halle, the first leg in Germany had ended 0-0. On the eve of the return fixture in Eindhoven a fire had spread through the hotel where the German side were staying killing 11 people including Chemie player Wolfgang Hoffmann. Subsequently the side withdrew from the competition following the tragedy and the 2nd Leg was never played. Guus Hiddink was PSV manager in 2006 had been a player in 1971, he wanted to organise a memorial for the match that was never played in tribute to Hoffmann and so the friendly took place in Halle in April, PSV ran out 3-0 winners on the day in a fitting tribute to those lost in the fire. Hallescher enjoyed a solid season in Oberliga Süd finishing 4th this year and although the side were fare from the side that challenged Europe's best in 1971 the East German side are slowly making their way back to the top having returned to fully professional football in 2012 when the were promoted to 3.Liga.