Maccabi Haifa 2009/10 home - Eyal Meshumar #27 (Champions League)

Beautiful Maccabi Haifa home shirt, issued to/worn by Israeli right back Eyal Meshumar #27 in a Champions League match in the 2009/10 season. This was the second and last (of two seasons) time that my beloved Maccabi played in the Champions League, having been the first Israeli team to ever do so when they qualified in the 2002/03 season. Interestingly, this green home shirt was worn in all 6 group stage matches, with the away kit having never been used. Although I can't be sure, I suspect that this shirt is from one of the matches against Bayern Munich, as I bought it locally from a German collector.

Meshumar vying for the ball with Bayern`s Arjen Robben        (c) alamy

Meshumar challenging Juventus defender Paolo De Ceglie        (c) getty images

Meshumar in action against Bayern`s Franck Ribery and Danijel Pranjic     (c) Adobe