Anders Svensson #8 Sweden National Team Match Worn Shirt vs Argentina National Team for FIFA World Cup 2002 played at Japan, June 12, 2002.
SVENSSON SCORED THE GOAL against Argentina with this unique Double-Layer Shirt model!!!
Provenance: *Argentina World Cup 2002 Staff-Member Collection*
Anders Gunnar Svensson (born 17 July 1976) is a Swedish former professional footballer. He was a central midfielder, known for his passing, free kicks, and set piece-taking abilities, who usually operated in a playmaking role. He was capped 148 times for the Swedish national football team, many times as a captain, before he retired from international football in 2013. He is the most capped male player for Sweden, beating Thomas Ravelli's previous record of 143 caps. As well as being named captain of Sweden on several occasions, Svensson also captained Southampton and Elfsborg. He played important roles in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, in which he proved his leadership skills, resulting in him being named captain of that Sweden national team in 2009. He is the eighth-most capped European player in history, after Lothar Matthäus, Martin Reim, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, Vitalijs Astafjevs, Sergio Ramos, and Gianluigi Buffon. Svensson also represented the Swedish national football team at three consecutive European Championships, in 2004, 2008, and 2012.He was known for being a good free kick taker, which he showed in the 2002 World Cup in South Korea/Japan, where he scored a free kick goal against Argentina, which effectively eliminated the opponent in the group stages. He set up the opening goal for Henrik Larsson against Senegal through an in-swinging corner. He nearly scored a golden goal in extra time, but his shot from inside the box was denied by the post. He played for Sweden in the Euro 2004, as well as the 2006 World Cup.
Shirt details: Adidas trademark. Size XL. Made in UK. Sweden shield and Adidas logo stamped on the shirt. Korea Japan logo stamped on the sleeve. Name and numbers stamped on the shirt. See photos for all details!!