Davor Šuker Match Worn Real Madrid Shirt 1996 – 1997 Season

Incredibly rare and beautiful Davor Šuker match worn Real Madrid shirt.

Shirt worn by Davor whilst playing for Real Madrid during the 1996 – 1997 season.

Shirt is the correct size for Davor and has all the correct labels and tags inside for this time period and which is different to that of the retail version shirt and issued directly to the club – player for match use.

Shirt remains in good – very good condition with small signs of wear and match use still visible.

As Croatia‘s all-time top scorer with 45 goals, Šuker is generally regarded as the greatest Croatian striker of all time and also as being one of the greatest strikers of all time.

Šuker began his footballing career in his hometown for local first division team NK Osijek as a 16-year-old. During his final season with the club, he became the league’s top goal scorer. He made the move to sign for Dinamo Zagreb in 1989. The Croatian War of Independence halted a promising season for the 21-year-old, eventually resulting in Šuker’s move to Spanish club Sevilla in 1991. In La Liga, Šuker was highly regarded, showing consistent form with Sevilla and being consecutively amongst the division’s top goal scorers. He signed with Real Madrid five years later, and was again amongst the league’s top scorers. While at the Santiago Bernabéu, he helped Madrid claim the Liga and UEFA Champions League titles as well. A move to Arsenal saw him distinguish himself throughout their run to the UEFA Cup final of 2000. He then had a spell with West Ham United, then closed his career playing for German side 1860 Munich. The crowning moment of Šuker’s career was the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, where he won the Golden Boot by scoring six goals in seven matches. He also won the Silver Ball as the second-best player of tournament, behind Ronaldo. His goal-scoring feats proved instrumental in the Croatians winning the bronze medal in their debut World Cup. Croatia did not lose a single match which Šuker scored in prior to their semi-final loss to eventual champions France. Eventually named as Croatia’s Golden Player at the UEFA Jubilee Awards in 2003, Šuker finished third in the 1998 FIFA World Player of the Year award and second in the 1998 Ballon d’Or. He is also the only Croatian on the FIFA 100 list created by Pelé.

Under his highly controversial leadership as the president of Croatian Football Federation, Croatia reached runner-up at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the nation’s highest achievement since their third-place finish.

Rare and beautiful worn shirt from the former Real Madrid star and one of the greatest strikers of all time.

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