A Wayne Rooney Game-Issued #23 England International Away Shirt. 02/12/2003 England v. Australia.
On the auction block: A Wayne Rooney Game-Issued #23 England International Away Shirt from the 02/12/2003 FIFA International Friendly between England & Australia at Upton Park in London, England. This fixture marked Rooney's debut in an England shirt. This top is marked as game-issued, and was left unused on the evening as a spare. Upon close inspection you will come to find this shirt remains in superb condition, as it is an unworn spare. Please take a moment to review the authentication information provided, as well as the provided phtoographs.
1. Umbro player garment. While Umbro has provided the squad members with garments similar to those sold to the public in past years, the garment does feature unique characteristics.
2. Sized appropriately for Rooney, size XL.
3. Rooney's name & debut squad number to the back. Small squad number to the front as per FIFA regulations. Unique thermal/felt application.
4. Garment is reversible, which was aimed towards the fans. However, strangely Umbro did not provide a different style for the players. Please refer to the provided match photos as references to confirm that squad member's tops were in fact this same reversible style.
5. England v. Australia game-day information printed to chest, just below squad numbers. In the build-up to & during the 2002 FIFA World Cup these details were embroidered, however the Australia game was represented a change from embroidery to heat transferred game details. This is a one-off feature to this fixture, and in all future fixtures England used heat applied game details in an effort to make garments more lightweight and less abrasive to players.
6. Mesh panel running along underarm, down the side of the body.
7. Shirt is in fact reversible, as mentioned previously. Inside of garment is comprised of navy blue fabric, with an inner England logo to the chest.
8. Umbro logo is embroidered to chest.
9. England hologram detail to lower front of body. Photo match.
10. Additional details apply.
Stunningly rare. A fine game-supplied Rooney example from his England International debut. Nice details.
100% Authentic Team
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