Condition: - 8/10 – Excellent. Few tiny bobbles.
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 42-44 Inches / 105-111 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Nike
Shirt Colour: - Orange, black trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 2002/2003 & 2003/2004
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Nike Netherlands home football shirt from the 2002/2003 international season.
Condition of this vintage football shirt is 8/10 – Excellent, few tiny bobbles.
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.
Dennis Bergkamp, who failed to score during the tournament, retired from the national team after Euro 2000 (partly due to his fear of flying effectively ruling him out from the 2002 World Cup which was to be held in East Asia.) Coach Frank Rijkaard was widely criticized by the press after the defeat to the Italians as the Dutch had squandered several chances to kill the game. Rijkaard resigned, with Louis van Gaal taking over. Van Gaal is credited with initially bringing through the backbone of this Dutch side whilst manager of Ajax during the mid-nineties, including Edwin van der Sar, Edgar Davids, Michael Reiziger, Clarence Seedorf, Marc Overmars, Patrick Kluivert and the De Boer twins.
Surprisingly the Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup, with crucial losses to Portugal and the Republic of Ireland, the latter of which eliminated them from the Finals tournament. Van Gaal resigned at the conclusion of the Netherlands' unsuccessful campaign.