Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Youth's large
Chest Measurement: 35-37 Inches / 90-95 CM
Colour: Purple & white, orange trim
Official Umbro Perth Glory home football shirt from the 1996/97 season.
This was the club’s inaugural season in the National Soccer League, after being formed in December 1995.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
To allow the club to prepare for their first season, the Glory were excused from participation in the 1996–97 NSL Cup in September and October 1996. Instead the Glory played a number of friendly matches, starting with a match against Italian team Sampdoria which they lost 3-0. This was the only match that the club lost in the leadup to the season, with a series of matches against Western Australian opposition all ending in wins to the Glory.
The league season began with a match against UTS Olympic at Perth Oval. The ground was ordinarily an Australian rules football ground so temporary seating was brought in to make a smaller arena for soccer. A crowd of 9639 saw the Glory lose 4–1 to Olympic, with Alan MacKenzie scoring a late consolation goal.
The Glory entered the final round of the season needing just one point to secure a finals position. However they were defeated 3–1 by the Melbourne Knights after being reduced to ten players.
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