Condition: 8/10 Excellent. A few small light pulls on the lower front
Size: Adult’s Medium
Chest Measurement: 40-42 Inches / 101-106 CM
Colour: Navy, white & light blue trim
Player: Juan Sebastián Verón
Official Puma Lazio away football shirt from the 2000/01 European season. Complete with Veron #23 on the back of the shirt in original flock lettering.
Condition of this vintage football jersey is 8/10 – Excellent. A few small light pulls on the lower front (see photos).
In 1998, after playing for Argentina at the 1998 World Cup, he signed for Parma for £15 million. The following year, Parma won the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup. Eriksson then signed him again, this time for Lazio in an £18.1 million deal, with Verón reportedly netting a weekly wage of £48,000. He made his debut for Lazio in the Italian side's 1–0 victory over Manchester United in the European Super Cup in Monaco.
In 2000, Verón was the driving force for Lazio as they captured the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup, as he scored 8 goals.
But in February 2000, he was under investigation by Italian police for a possible fake Italian passport in order to avoid the non-EU quota. However, the charge was cleared by FIGC in June 2001, because his passport really had been issued by Italian officials and he avoided a ban. However, a new controversy was exposed that Verón and his agent may have used fake documents submitted to the Italian government in order to allege to the government that Verón had Italian descent and granted him an Italian passport, which claimed an Italian, Giuseppe Antonio Porcella was Verón's great-grandfather Ireneo Portela. Manchester United even inserted a clause in the transfer document for a possible ban.
In July 2002, he was called to appear before Italy's state prosecutor to answer allegations he illegally acquired an Italian passport. Elena Tedaldi, the agent who helped Verón to get the passport, was jailed for 15 months, but Verón himself and former Lazio chairman Sergio Cragnotti were acquitted in 2007. It is because Verón also had Italian descent through another great-grandparent and it was Tedaldi who used the fake documents.
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