PERUGIA THIRD JERSEY GALEX 1996/1997 21 COTTINI
The shirt is in excellent condition, the fabric is excellent and has the original characteristics, soft to the touch, with intact seams, no halos and color discontinuities
Vintage match shirt in perfect condition, year 96/97, Cottini name and number 21, soft fabric, patches in order, stiff collar. Galex technical sponsor, Cepu commercial sponsor.
ANECDOTES AND CURIOSITIES
The beginning of the 96/97 championship is surrounded by a surreal atmosphere with the coach Giovanni Gqaleone and the Gaucci family increasingly at loggerheads. The team still gets a good number of victories and moves into a good ranking position. But the winter drop determines the long-awaited release of Galeone during the Christmas break. Surprisingly, Nevio Scala arrives. The debut is a nightmare, with Perugia taking 3 goals at home from a Reggiana reduced to ten. Scala brings with him Bucci, now second to Buffon in Parma, preferring him to Kocic, idol of the fans and one of the best in the team and who is sold to the Levante. Materazzi also arrives, returning from the loan to Carpi. A case apart from that of the experienced Brazilian striker Muller, who will never leave his mark, with just 6 appearances and no goals. The first round ends with Perugia fourth from bottom to only one point from the safety share. In the turbulent Perugian season there are also the cases of Rapaic, protagonist of the arm goal with Napoli that effectively puts an end to the career of the referee Nicchi, and that of the very young Gattuso, who literally disappears from the sports center to reappear in Glasgow to sign a billionaire contract with Rangers, taking advantage of the absence of legislation that protects the clubs of origin. Meanwhile, in the league, Negri's goals and the clear 5-1 against Bologna bring Perugia back to just two points from the Piacenza-Cagliari duo. The draw in the direct clash between the two contenders allows Perugia to join two days from the end, which then becomes a comforting +3 on both. But the last day is very bitter for Perugia, which loses the direct match against Piacenza and above all pays the big blow of Cagliari at San Siro over Milan. The detached classification expels the Umbrian team from the play-off.
Negri, Materazzi, Di Chiara, Castellini, Bucci
CLASSIFICATION IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP: 16th