Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Colour: Black & white stripes, blue trim
Seasons: 1995/1996 & 1996/1997
Player: Faustino Asprilla
Official Adidas Newcastle United home football shirt from the 1995/96 season. Complete with Asprilla #11 on the back of the shirt in official flock lettering.
Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Parma sold Asprilla to English Premier League side Newcastle United for £6.7 million in February 1996, with "Tino", as the fans nicknamed him, appearing at St James' Park to finalise the move during a snowstorm, dressed in a fur coat. At the time, Newcastle were ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League, although their lead at the top of the table was narrowing. Asprilla's arrival on Tyneside came just months after earlier media reports of a move to England, with Leeds United being linked with his signature.
Asprilla made his league debut in Newcastle's 2–1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, coming on as a second-half substitute with the score 1–0 in Middlesbrough's favour. He made an immediate impact, creating the assist for Newcastle's equaliser. However, his time on Tyneside was blighted by inconsistency and off-field incidents, and Asprilla was blamed as one of the reasons Newcastle would go on to concede the 1995–96 Premier League title to eventual winners Manchester United.
Asprilla's second season for Newcastle ended with the club finishing in second place once again, behind Manchester United. His role was largely reduced to substitute appearances, although he retained his best performances for the club's UEFA Cup campaign, scoring five goals. His celebration of the goal he scored against Metz, whereby he removed his shirt and swung it from a corner flag, resulted in Asprilla being given a yellow card, meaning a suspension from Newcastle's next UEFA Cup match against Monaco.
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