2009 Portugal Match Issue Home L/S Shirt R.Carvalho #4 (v Bosnia)

2009 Portugal Match Issue Home L/S Shirt R.Carvalho #4 (v Bosnia)
2009 Portugal Match Issue Home L/S Shirt R.Carvalho #4 (v Bosnia) 2009 Portugal Match Issue Home L/S Shirt R.Carvalho #4 (v Bosnia) 2009 Portugal Match Issue Home L/S Shirt R.Carvalho #4 (v Bosnia)

2009 Portugal Match Issue Home L/S Shirt R.Carvalho #4 (v Bosnia)

£199.99

Condition of shirt - Very Good


Size - Large 


Condition details - Bright colours, badges are stitched, print and patch have minimal wear, a few small bobbles to mid-front


Made by - Nike


Player - Classy and intelligent Chelsea centre back Ricardo Carvalho #4


Player issue features - Correct player size and style print and 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers patch professionally heat pressed, no Nike-FIT logo to lower front, more-fitted design, breathable mesh material, printed wash labels for zero distraction, made in Portugal, long-sleeved version not commercially available, given to a referee 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 Carvalho for the 2010 World Cup qualification 2nd Round 1st leg match against Bosnia-Herzegovina played at Estádio da Luz, Lisboa on 14th November 2009. Portugal reached this stage after finishing runners-up in Group 1 in the 1st Round of qualifying, therefore they were drawn to play Bosnia in a play-off tie. The match was a tight and tense contest, which Portugal just managed to edge with a Bruno Alves header giving them a 1-0 lead in the tie. Carvalho played the full match as he led his side to produce a typically resilient performance, whilst he helped the side repeat the scoreline in the return leg as they won the tie 2-0 and secured progression to the finals in South Africa. The world-class defender played for his country 89 times between 2003-16, whilst representing the likes of Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Monaco at club level where he won numerous trophies including the Champions League. During this game Carvalho wore the #6 shirt as he usual did and the shirt also featured the match details, so it is thought this #4 shirt was prepared as an alternative