Condition: - 8.5/10 – Excellent (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 42-44 Inches / 105-112 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Umbro
Shirt Colour: - Blue, white trim
Shirt Material: - 95.4% Polyester / 4.3% Nylon / 0.3% Xstatic
Seasons: - 2004/2005
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Umbro Everton home football shirt from the 2004/2005 season.
Condition of this vintage football shirt is 8.5/10 – Excellent (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present (see photos). Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Many pundits had tipped Everton for relegation that season: having escaped relegation from the Premier League by six points the previous season, Everton's task to stay in English football's top flight only seemed harder after the multi-million pound transfer of teenage striker Wayne Rooney to Manchester United after setting the summer's European Championships alight.
However, the season turned out to be Everton's most successful in Premier League history as they placed fourth in the league with 61pts. Everton kept pace with the likes of Chelsea (95pts) and Arsenal (83pts) at the Premier League summit for the first half of the season, finishing 2004 only a few points adrift of leaders Chelsea. Although Everton's title challenge eventually fizzled out following the sale of out-of-contract midfielder Thomas Gravesen to Spanish giants Real Madrid, they were able to see off competition from arch-rivals Liverpool (58pts) and fellow northwesterners Bolton Wanderers (58pts) to finish in fourth place, three points ahead of both teams.
This secured the Toffees qualification to the 2005-06 Champions League, in which they would enter the tournament in the third qualifying round. In the summer, manager David Moyes splashed the cash on the likes of Netherlands and Inter Milan winger Andy van der Meyde in a bid to keep Everton in a position to make a serious challenge for European qualification the following season.