Condition of shirt - Excellent
Size - XL
Condition details - Bright colours, badges, sponsor, print and sleeve patch are great, a couple small light marks to reverse, nice material feel
Made by - Puma
Player - Hard working striker Wesley Sonck
Features - Correct player size print and UEFA Cup sleeve patch professionally heat pressed, transfer material Puma logos, smaller size sponsor to me UEFA regulations, long-sleeved version not commercially available, comes from the players own collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided
Notes - Very rare player shirt believed to have been worn by Sonck during the UEFA Cup First Round 1st Leg match against BSC Young Boys played at the Stade de Suisse in Bern on 18th of September 2008. The hosts started the game the better of the two sides with Marco Schneuwly opening the scoring before Sonck himself levelled before half time. The Blauw-Zwart then took the lead through club legend Philippe Clement in the second half and the win looked to be theirs until Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia snatched a late equaliser for the Swiss side. Sonck played the full 90 minutes and despite the draw the result was a favourable one for Brugge as they took two all important away goals into the return leg. The Belgians won 2-0 at home and qualified for the Group Stage of the competition where they narrowly missed out on progressing despite not losing a game. Sonck enjoyed a superb campaign for the club making 28 League appearances and scoring 14 goals as the side finished 3rd in the table. Sonck had spent the previous campaign with Brugge on loan from Borussia Mönchengladbach before making the move permanent in the summer of 2008. The striker earned 55 caps for his native Belgium between 2001-2010 scoring an impressive 24 goals.