Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Some light wear to name & number
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 105-111 CM
Colour: Red & blue stripes
Player: Samuel Eto'o
Patches: La Liga
Official Nike Barcelona home football shirt from the 2004/05 season. Complete with Eto’o #9 on the back of the shirt.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Some light wear to name & number (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Eto'o departed Mallorca as the club's all-time leading domestic league scorer (54 goals) when he signed for Barcelona in the summer of 2004 for a transfer fee of €24 million, after lengthy, three-way negotiations with Mallorca and Madrid. Initially, Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez wanted to buy back the full transfer rights and loan him out again, but eventually the Barcelona deal proved lucrative enough to warrant a sale. Additionally, the team already had its full quota of three non-EU players.
Eto'o made his Barcelona debut in the season opener at Racing de Santander on 29 August 2004. After Barcelona won the 2004–05 La Liga title, the team organized a festive party in the Camp Nou, during which Eto'o harangued the fans chanting, "Madrid, cabrón, saluda al campeón" (English for, "Madrid, bastards, salute the champions").
The Royal Spanish Football Federation fined Eto'o €12,000 for his comments, for which he later apologized. He expressed regret and asked for forgiveness from Real Madrid, his first professional team. The head of the Real Madrid fan club federation remained unimpressed, however, stating, "This character is a fantastic player, but he leaves a lot to be desired as a person."[ He signed an improved contract with Barcelona in June 2005.