Condition: - 7.5/10 – Very good. Some small bobbles and pulls (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 42-44 Inches / 105-111 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Le Cq Sportif
Shirt Colour: - Light blue, black & white trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 1999/2000
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Le Coq Sportif Manchester City home football shirt from the 1999/2000 season.
Condition of this vintage footbal shirt is 7.5/10 – Very good. Some small bobbles and pulls (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.
City were co-founders of the Premier League upon its creation in 1992, but after finishing ninth in its first season they endured three seasons of struggle before being relegated in 1996. After two seasons in Division One, City fell to the lowest point in their history, becoming the second ever European trophy winners to be relegated to their country's third league tier, after 1. FC Magdeburg of Germany.
After relegation, the club underwent off-the-field upheaval, with new chairman David Bernstein introducing greater fiscal discipline. Under manager Joe Royle, City were promoted at the first attempt, achieved in dramatic fashion in a play-off against Gillingham. A second successive promotion saw City return to the top division, but this proved to have been a step too far for the recovering club, and in 2001 City were relegated once more.
Kevin Keegan replaced Royle as manager in the close season, and achieved an immediate return to the top division as the club won the 2001–02 Division One championship, breaking club records for the number of points gained and goals scored in a season in the process.