Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Colour: Fluorescent, black & white trim
Official Nike Borussia Dortmund home football shirt from the 1997 season.
This jersey was also used in the 1996/97 Champions League winning final against Juventus (Only the large 'C' was displayed on their shirt sponsor, 'Continental').
This jersey was also sold at the beginning of the 1997/98 season featuring the 'Die Continental' sponsor, even though the club had just switched to new shirt sponsor, 'S. Oliver'.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Light bobbling to the collar (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
In 1996–97 the team reached its first European Cup final. In a memorable 1997 UEFA Champions League Final at the Olympiastadion in Munich, Dortmund faced the holders Juventus. Karl-Heinz Riedle put Dortmund ahead, shooting under goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi from a cross by Paul Lambert. Riedle then made it two with a bullet header from a corner kick. In the second half, Alessandro Del Piero pulled one back for Juventus with a back heel.
Then 20-year old substitute and local boy Lars Ricken latched on to a through pass by Andreas Möller. Only 16 seconds after coming on to the pitch, Ricken chipped Peruzzi in the Juventus goal from over 20 yards out with his first touch of the ball. With Zinedine Zidane unable to make an impression for Juventus against the close marking of Lambert, Dortmund lifted the trophy with a 3–1 victory.
Dortmund then went on to beat Brazilian club Cruzeiro 2–0 in the 1997 Intercontinental Cup Final to become world club champions. Borussia Dortmund were the second German club to win the Intercontinental Cup, after Bayern Munich in 1976.