Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear to the main sponsor
Size: Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Colour: Blue, white & yellow trim
Seasons: 1995/1996 & 1996/1997
Official Umbro Chelsea home football shirt from the 1995/96 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Light wear to the main sponsor (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The big news at Chelsea at the start of the 1995-96 season was the arrival of Manchester United striker Mark Hughes, one of the most accomplished strikers of the last decade in the English leagues, and the arrival of Dutch superstar Ruud Gullit.
Chelsea had a mid-table Premiership campaign in 1995–96, finishing 11th for the third time in four seasons, but once again they enjoyed a good cup run. This time they reached the FA Cup semi-finals, taking on Manchester United, who had beaten them in the final two years earlier. Chelsea took an early lead, but lost 2-1 and with it went their hopes of a foray into Europe.
A few weeks later, Chelsea were left shocked by manager Glenn Hoddle's decision to quit for the England manager's job. They responded by appointing Ruud Gullit as player-manager. Gullit wasted no time in preparing Chelsea for the following season, breaking the club record in a £4.9 million move for Italian midfielder Roberto Di Matteo from Lazio.