Match worn *UNWASHED* Juventus long-sleeved home shirt by Fabio Cannavaro (number 28) in the 2004-05 Serie A season in the home match versus Chievo Verona (on 31 October 2004). The shirt was signed afterwards by the player. The Lega (Nazionale Professionisti) patch is present on the right sleeve.
Juventus won this specific match with 3-0. Photos 11-13 show the spots on the right sleeve that correspond 1:1 with the ones present on the shirt sold here. In this match half of the team wore long sleeved shirts and the other half short sleeved shirts.
Fabio Cannavaro is a former Italian footballer who played center-back. He was born and raised in Naples, hence he played for Napoli in the youth teams and also for the first team in the early years of his rich professional career. He then moved to Parma where he played over 200 matches for the club in the period 1995-2002. In 2002, Cannavaro took over the captain’s armband from legend Maldini in the Italian national football team. After a short spell at Inter Milan, he moved to Juventus in 2004. He led Italy to winning the 2006 World Cup and then moved to Real Madrid. He moved back to Turin to help Juve through the 2009-10 season. He finished his career at Al-Ahli, a club from Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
In the 2004-05 season, Capello’s Juve won the Serie A. However, already in mid 2006 Juventus got stripped from this title after a huge match fixing scandal came to light (also known as the Calciopoli). Furthermore, they did not make it past the Round of 16 of the Coppa Italia and they stranded in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Fabio Cannavaro played together with stars Gianluigi Buffon, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Pavel Nedvěd and Alessandro Del Piero.
The shirt has all the characteristics of a match shirt: correct player size number/name set (plastic material); made in Portugal (commercially available shirts were made in Egypt); the two stars on the chest are print-screened on the shirt, which were embroidered on official replica store shirts.
Condition: Very good
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