Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Little damage to sponsor
Size: Adult's Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Colour: Blue, white trim
Player: Gianfranco Zola
Patches: AXA F.A. Cup / Match details
Official Umbro Chelsea home football shirt from the 2002 FA Cup. Complete with Zola #25 on the back of the shirt in domestic cup lettering, AXA F.A. Cup patches on the sleeves, match details on the chest.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 - Excellent. Little damage to sponsor (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition.
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.
In the 2001–02 season, Zola's starting chances became limited, after a summer when Claudio Ranieri showed the door to many of Chelsea's ageing stars such as club captain Dennis Wise, goalscoring midfielder Gustavo Poyet and French defender Frank Leboeuf, scoring only 3 goals.
In 2002–03, his final season with Chelsea, he enjoyed a renaissance, scoring 16 goals, his highest seasonal tally for Chelsea, and was voted the club's player of the year after helping Chelsea qualify for the Champions League. Zola scored his final goal for Chelsea, a lob from outside the penalty area against Everton, on Easter Monday 2003, and made his final competitive appearance for the club on the final day of the season with a 20-minute cameo against Liverpool, beating four Liverpool players during a fantastic dribble late on in the match, gaining applause from both sets of fans.
This would become the final class moment of his Chelsea career. He played in a total of 312 games for Chelsea and scored 80 goals, scoring 59 goals in 229 Premier League appearances. He subsequently decided to return to Italy during the following season.
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