Condition: - 8.5/10 – Excellent (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 42-44 Inches / 105-111 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Nike
Shirt Colour: - Yellow, blue trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 2005/2006
Player: - Patrick Vieira
Patches: - N/A
Official Nike Juventus 3rd kit football shirt from the 2005/2006 season. Complete with Vieira #4 on the back of the shirt.
Condition of this vintage football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present (see photos). 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.
Vieira was reunited with Fabio Capello, who had signed him at Milan, as a teenager. Capello described him as a "very important player", adding "…his presence is felt not only for his technical value but for his physical quality." Capello deployed Vieira in a midfield alongside Brazilian Emerson and Czech Pavel Nedvěd. Vieira made his debut for Juventus against Chievo on 28 August 2005, in a match where the team won by a goal to nil. On 14 September 2005, he was sent off against Club Brugge, in Juventus' first matchday of the Champions League.
Vieira scored his first goal for the club – a 37th-minute winner against Udinese a week after, which contributed towards Juventus' impressive start to the league season. Having picked up a groin injury through international duty for France, Vieira missed Juventus' Champions League match away to Bayern Munich in October 2005. Despite his performances dipping as the result of a persistent groin injury and a reported training ground bust-up with teammate Zlatan Ibrahimović, Vieira helped Juventus retain the Scudetto, which was later stripped.
In a twist of fate, Vieira returned to Highbury on 28 March 2006 to play against Arsenal in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League. During that game, he was the subject of a strong tackle by former club and national teammate Robert Pirès. Vieira was left crestfallen as Pirès regained possession and Arsenal attacked, scoring the first goal of the tie through Cesc Fàbregas. Pirès humorously quipped that it was the first time in 13 years he had got the better of Vieira physically. Vieira also received a yellow card during that leg, which Arsenal won 2–0, and was suspended for the return leg on 5 April 2006 which ended 0–0 and eliminated Juventus. Arsenal ended up reaching the Champions League final.