Match worn/issued Maccabi Haifa 1998/99 long sleeve home shirt, issued to or worn by Israeli left back Shuki Nagar #14 in a UEFA Cup Winners Cup match during the 1998/99 season. This was a historic season for Maccabi Haifa, beating notable opponents in the competition and advancing all the way to the quarter finals, at the time an unprecedented achievement for an Israeli football club.
Shuki Nagar joined Maccabi Haifa from Bnei Yehuda in the summer of 1998, playing two seasons for the club before returning to Bnei Yehuda in the summer of 2000. He did not play in the two Qualifying Round matches against Glentoran, however, he then appeared as a late substitute in both First Round matches against Paris St. Germain, and then started in both matches against SV Ried in the Second Round and in both matches against Lokomotov Moscow in the Quarter Finals, as such, having a significant part in Maccabi Haifa's fascinating European cup campaign.
This shirt, which was used for two seasons (1998/99 and 1999/00), is historic as this was the first time ever that the club played with last names on the back of the shirt. Interestingly, despite clearly being produced for the European cup matches, these shirts with last names were also used in several league matches around the period of the European cup games. The green shirt with names on the back was used at least once in the league, on matchday 17 against local rivals Hapoel Haifa.
|Maccabi Haifa players in action against PSG in the Cup Winners Cup first round home match|
|Arik Benado in action against PSG in the Cup Winners Cup first round home match|
|Hromadko and Zhano in action against PSG in the Cup Winners Cup first round home match|
|Shuki Nagar presented at Maccabi Haifa|