Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 103-109 CM
Colour: Claret, green & yellow trim
Official Olympic Portugal home football shirt from the 1996/97 international season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Portugal managed to reach the Euro 1996, by topping their group with twenty-three points, six more than second-placed Republic of Ireland. Their group consisted of Austria, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. In the qualification, Portugal thrashed Liechtenstein 8–0 (home, a record) and 7–0 (away) and defeated Northern Ireland 2–1 in away grounds.
In the final tournament, Portugal drew 1–1 with European Champions Denmark, won 1–0 to Turkey and 3–0 against Croatia, finishing first in their group. In the quarter-finals, they lost 1–0 to eventual runners-up Czech Republic, due to a marvellous Karel Poborský second-half lob over goalkeeper Vítor Baía. This marked the beginning of the Golden Generation, a group of youngsters who had won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1989 and 1991 and were now leading the national senior squad.
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