Condition: - 8/10 – Excellent (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Small
Chest Measurement: - 37-39 Inches / 97-103 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Adidas
Shirt Colour: - Black, white trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 1998/1999 & 1999/2000
Player: - Fabien Barthez
Patches: - N/A
Official Adidas France GK football shirt from the 1998/1999 season. Complete with Barthez #16 on the back of the shirt.
Condition of this vintage shirt is 8/10 – Excellent (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.
In the 1998 FIFA World Cup, which was hosted by his home country, Barthez conceded only two goals in seven games and won the Yashin Award as the best goalkeeper of the tournament. Barthez was also well known during the tournament for letting teammate and good friend Laurent Blanc kiss his shaved head before the start of every match, supposedly for good luck. Barthez was an integral part of his national team's inaugural triumph which also made it the first time in 20 years that a host had won the World Cup; the highlight being a 3–0 clean sheet against defending champions Brazil in the final.
During the game, Barthez made a spectacular save on Brazilian superstar Ronaldo, doing his trademark leap/step-over the attacking striker to grab the ball, which injured Ronaldo in the process. Barthez was afterwards one of the most popular national players in France, second to Zinedine Zidane.