Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Couple of small shadow marks. Few tiny heat blemish marks on one sleeve
Size: Adult's Extra Large (slim fitting)
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 104-109 CM
Colour: Orange, white trim
Material: 50% Cotton 50% Polyester
Seasons: 1991/1992 & 1992/1993
Player: #8 (Frank Rijkaard's squad number)
Official Lotto Holland home player issue football shirt from the 1991/92 international season. Complete with #8 (Frank Rijkaard's squad number) printed into the back of the shirt.
This is Lotto's rare 'player issue' version of the jersey manufactured for the players. It features a slimmer fit, an upgraded material mix for increased durability, embroidered manufacturer logo and crest, and a rear number printed into the material.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Couple of small shadow marks. Few tiny heat blemish marks on one sleeve (see photos).
Despite high expectations as the team entered the 1990 World Cup, the tournament was not a success, as strife within the squad and managerial instability (Thijs Libregts took over from Michels only to be fired shortly after the team qualified, and was replaced by Leo Beenhakker for the finals) ultimately tore the team apart.
Van Basten failed to score, as he was frequently marked by opposing defenders, while Gullit was ineffective having not fully recovered from injury. The Dutch managed to advance despite drawing all three group games, meeting their arch-rivals West Germany in the round of 16. The match is most remembered for the spitting-incident involving Frank Rijkaard and Rudi Völler as the Netherlands lost 2–1.
The team reached the semi-finals in the Euro '92, which was noted for the emergence of Dennis Bergkamp, but they were eliminated by eventual champions Denmark, with Van Basten's kick in the penalty shootout being saved by Peter Schmeichel. This was to be Van Basten's last major tournament as he suffered a serious ankle injury shortly after, eventually conceding defeat and retiring at the age of 30 in 1995; it was also the last hurrah for Rinus Michels, who returned for one final spell in charge of the team before retiring for good after the tournament ended.
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