Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 46-48 Inches / 117-123 CM
Colour: Silver, navy & lime trim
Player: Mark Delaney
Patches: Premier League
Official Diadora Aston Villa away football shirt from the 2001/02 season. Complete with Delaney #2 on the back of the shirt in official Lextra lettering, and Premier League patches on the sleeves.
Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The day after his transfer was completed, Delaney's father drove him to Birmingham and he traveled with the first-team for their match against Derby County. One month later, Delaney was handed his Premier League debut by manager John Gregory, replacing Steve Stone in the final ten minutes of a 3–1 victory over Nottingham Forest on 24 April 1999.
He made just one further appearance for the club during the final matches of the 1998–99 season, during a 1–0 defeat to Arsenal. After a full pre-season with Villa, Gregory promoted Delaney to first choice right-back ahead of Steve Watson at the start of the following season. Delaney credits Gregory with improving his performances during his early career with Villa, Gregory singling out Delaney during his seventh appearance for the side, describing him as "playing like a tart" during the half-time team talk. Delaney went on to score the only goal of the game in the second half of the match as his side defeated Watford 1–0.
During his first season at Villa Park, the club finished in sixth place in the league, reached the semi-final of the League Cup and the final of the FA Cup, Delaney playing the full match as Villa lost 1–0 to Chelsea. He made 193 first appearances for Aston Villa in all competitions, with two goals coming against Watford on 24 August 1999 and Everton on 26 December 2005. He has also gained 36 international caps with the Wales national team.
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