Match worn or issued Real Madrid home shirt by the club’s number 10, which was Ricardo Gallego in most or all of the matches this 1986-1987 season.
During the league season, Gallego was the one who played (most of) the league and international matches with number #10 (e.g. see the photo of the starting XI in the Europa Cup semi-finals against Bayern Munich). Ricardo Gallego Redondo was born and raised in Madrid and played for Real Madrid’s youth team. In 1977 he joined Castilla CF (Real Madrid’s reserve team) where he participated in the most successful years in the history of this football team. Gallego joined the first team of Real Madrid in 1980 and left the club in the summer of 1989 for Udinese.
There was only a small difference between this 1986-87 version and the one from the next season 1987-88: the Hummel text underneath the logo on the chest was only present in the former season, but not in all matches!
The shirt has all the characteristics of a match shirt: painted Parmalat sponsor logo and number 10, the registered trademark symbol, ®, between the last two letters of the sponsor. This symbol was not present on commercially available fanshop shirts. Note: I can only find one shirt online that does not have a number on the back with the sponsor on the front (without the ®), so I’m highly certain that fanshop shirts were not even available with sponsor. The sponsor on the shirt that I found is probably added later.
In this period, shirts were often used in multiple competition matches by whoever started with that number (so often also by multiple players). It is almost certain that it was worn as reserve competition shirts were only very rarely made. The first owner of this shirt claims that he received it after the 1986-87 season and not the 1987-88 season, in where they used similar shirts.
Size: Medium (Gallego was 1.78m)
Condition: Good, some pilling in the left bottom corner of the back (see photo 6)