Gianfranco Zola match worn Chelsea shirt , worn by Zola during the Champions League 1999/2000 season
Shirt comes with a signed letter of authenticity from Zola to confirm he wore this shirt and it was from the 1999/2000 Champions League season with Chelsea .
“‘The magician’ did things with the ball I’ve never seen before or since. Had brilliant technique and incredible balance, almost a carbon copy of Maradona, with whom he played at Napoli. His free-kicks were extraordinary. A true artist, who could show you things you didn’t know about the game, and the perfect foil for a big, strong striker.”
— Brian Laudrup
“Little Gianfranco Zola… he annoyed me. He was one of these players who was unperturbed about who he was playing against. He always seemed to have a smile on his face and that annoyed me. How can he be enjoying himself playing against United? Nobody else does. He was a fantastic player and I loved watching him. It was enjoyable and for me to say that about an opponent tells you how much I admired him.”
– Sir Alex Ferguson
“The best I ever played with, no doubt. I used to marvel at him in training each day. Gianfranco made you a better player: he knew what I was going to do before I’d even thought of it.”
— Gus Poyet