Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Large (loose fitting)
Chest Measurement: 44-46 Inches / 112-117 CM
Colour: Blue & white, red & gold trim
Official Puma Catalunya home football shirt from the 2002/03 season. Complete with #3 printed on the back of the shirt in official numbering, and original matching shorts.
This is Puma’s ‘player issue’ version of the jersey, as worn by the players themselves. It features a printed squad number on the rear.
Condition of this vintage football jersey is 9/10 – Superb (player worn) (see photos).
As the Catalan Federation is affiliated to the Royal Spanish Football Federation as one of the several Spanish regional football federations, Catalonia cannot be affiliated with either FIFA or UEFA as a national member association and is therefore not allowed to participate in official competitions for national teams such as the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championship. Other than in certain cases where other nationalities are involved, Catalan players are full Spanish citizens who are eligible to play for Spain, and often do.
Since the restoration of democracy in the 1970s, the Catalonia representative team has regularly played international friendly matches. They put together a string of successful results against countries like Bulgaria, Nigeria, Yugoslavia, Lithuania and Chile. On 5 May 2002, Catalonia hosted Brazil in a warm up friendly game before the official 2002 World Cup. Brazil, who went on to win the official competition, beat Catalonia 3–1.
In 2004, Brazil returned for a second friendly game and this time won 5–2 at the Camp Nou, where some months later Argentina defeated Catalonia 3–0. The last friendly matches have been against Paraguay, Costa Rica, Basque Country, Argentina and Colombia.
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