We asked the good people of Facebook who this Real Madrid shirt reminded them of and the answer was unanimous. Fernando Redondo and that back heel assist against Manchester United.
The shirt is black with orange stripes and trim. It was made by adidas in the 1999-01 season and worn as Real Madrid beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The shirt was worn as Real Madrid beat Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford. The goal of the night came as Redondo set up Raul to make it 3-0 to Madrid. The Argentine midfielder did an amazing bit of skill (back heel flick) to get beyond Berg. It was a bit of magic that kids in Manchester and Madrid practiced in the playground the following day. Raul then shot beyond the United defence and Redondo calmly picked him out.
That goal was chosen by Philippe Auclair as his favourite in our interview about his favourite football shirt:
In terms of sheer beauty, Raul’s goal to make it 3-0 in the 3-2 win by Real Madrid at Old Trafford in April 2000. What I regret is that clips of this goal never include the first telling pass in that move, a lovely scoop by Steve McManaman to send Redondo – one of my all-time favourite players – racing on the left flank. The rest, the ‘forward back-heel’ past Henning Berg, the measured cross, Raul’s perfect run and ‘easy’ finish, everyone knows about.