Christian Bassedas #15 Argentina National Team Match Worn Shirt for FIFA World Cup 1998 Qualifiers against Perú National Team played at Lima, July 7, 1996. Provenance: Argentina National Team 1996 member.
Christian Gustavo Bassedas (born 16 February 1973) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. Bassedas is most notable for his spell at Vélez Sársfield, where he made 267 appearances for the club, giving him the eleventh most appearances in their history.He is currently the head coach of UAI Urquiza. Bassedas is a product of Vélez Sársfield youth divisions, club where he debuted professionally on 3 March 1991. He played as a sweeper (libero), and was an important part of Vélez most successful years during the 1990s. He won four national championships with the club, and five international (including the 1994 Intercontinental Cup, where he was a starter in the 2-0 victory over A.C. Milan). In 2000, he joined English FA Premier League club Newcastle United for £3,500,000. He played for them in the period 2000–2003, though on loan to Tenerife briefly during the 2001–02 season. He scored once in the league for Newcastle in a 3-1 defeat at Chelsea in January 2001.In 2003, he joined Argentine Newell's Old Boys, but after two months of pre-season training he decided to retire from football at the age of 30. He later worked for Fox Sports en Latinoamérica as a commentator on FA Premier League matches.International Bassedas played for the Argentine national team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, but was not part of the squad for the World Cup. He also won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics and a gold medal at the 1995 Pan Americans, where he captained the team.
Shirt details: Adidas trademark. Made in Argentina. 100% polyester. Size 4 (XL). Adidas logo stitched & AFA logo stitched. Numbers stamped in felt/flock material. See pictures for many details!