Condition: 9/10 Superb. Few small light marks on the rear numbers
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Colour: Blue, yellow trim
Player: Cesc Fabregas
Patches: 2003/04 Premier League Champions
Official Nike Arsenal away football shirt from the 2004/05 season. Complete with Fabregas #15 on the back of the shirt in official Lextra lettering, and 2003/04 Premier League Champions patches on the sleeves (both player issue size).
Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 – Superb. Few small light marks on the rear numbers (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
It was not until the start of the 2004–05 season that the Spaniard started making first team appearances in matches outside the League Cup. His first match of the season was against Manchester United in the FA Community Shield. Following an injury to Vieira, Fàbregas stepped in and made four consecutive Premier League starts. He was praised for his performances in those games, even claiming a goal against Blackburn Rovers in a 3–0 victory, and becoming Arsenal's youngest-ever goalscorer in a league game.
With further injuries to Edu and Gilberto Silva, he received more playing time in all competitions. He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in September 2004, which committed his long-term future to the club. In October 2004, Arsenal lost 2–0 to Manchester United, ending their 49-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. The match was dubbed the "Battle of the Buffet" after pizza was thrown at Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the match in the players' tunnel by a then-unknown Arsenal player.
Speculation that the player was Fàbregas was confirmed in November 2011 by former Arsenal player Martin Keown on a phone-in show on BBC Radio 5 Live. In the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, he became the second-youngest goalscorer in the competition's history after scoring the third goal against Rosenborg in a 5–1 win. He concluded his season by winning his first honours with Arsenal when he was in the starting eleven that defeated Manchester United on penalties in the 2005 FA Cup Final.
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