Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear. Few faint line pulls
Size: Adult’s Small
Chest Measurement: 36-38 Inches / 92-97 CM
Colour: Red & blue, yellow trim
Player: Carles Puyol
Patches: La Liga
Official Nike Barcelona home football shirt from the 2005/06 season. Complete with Puyol #5 on the back of the shirt in official lettering, and La Liga patch on the sleeve.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Light wear. Few faint line pulls (see photos).
In 1999 Louis van Gaal promoted Puyol to the first team, and he made his La Liga debut on 2 October in a 2–0 away win against Real Valladolid. After that, he successfully made another conversion, now to central defender. During the 2003 off-season, as Barcelona was immersed in a financial crisis, Manchester United showed interest in acquiring Puyol's services, but no move ever materialized; two years later, the player extended his contract for a further five seasons.
Puyol was named club captain at the end of the 2003–04 season, after the retirement of Luis Enrique. He continued to be a defensive cornerstone for Barça, being awarded the "Best European right back" award by UEFA in 2002 (amongst other individual accolades), and helping the Catalans win two consecutive league titles. In 2005–06, he appeared in a total of 52 official games, including 12 in the season's UEFA Champions League, which ended in conquest against Arsenal, the club's second.
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