Match worn Belgium home shirt by Gert Verheyen during a friendly match against the USA before the start of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In minute ’55, Gert Verheyen came in for Émile Mpenza. Belgium won this game 2-0. His signature is present on the number on the back of the shirt.
In his international career, Verheyen only wore number #16 during this specific match on February 25, 1998 (see last photo). In his club career, Verheyen played for Lierse SK, Anderlecht and Club Brugge.
Later in 1998 Belgium participated in Group B of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, together with the Netherlands, Mexico and South Korea. Belgium drew all three games and did not go through to the knockout stage.
The shirt has all the characteristics of a match shirt: the professionally heat-pressed numbers in felt on the front and back, no Diadora patch on lower front. A signed letter by the person who received it will confirm its authenticity/origin.
Year: 1998 (25 February)