Match issued Maccabi Tel Aviv 2019/20 home shirt, issued to Portuguese center back Jair Amador #3 at the end of the 2019/20 Israeli Premier League season. This shirt was only used in the last two matches of the league, vs. Maccabi Haifa away on 04/07/20 and vs. Hapoel Be'er Sheva away on 07/07/20. Amador was an unused substitute in both matches, as Maccabi Tel Aviv had already secured the league title and was not playing with its full squad. He made a total of 44 appearances in all competitions as Maccabi Tel Aviv won the league for a second consecutive season.
Amador joined the club in summer of 2018 from Spanish side Huesca, and was a key player at the club in his two seasons at Maccabi Tel Aviv, helping the club win two consecutive league titles in 2018/19 and 2019/20. He played a total of 78 games for the club in all competitions across two seasons, before leaving in summer of 2020 to joined Spanish side Real Zaragoza.
There are a couple of things that make the shirt special. First, it features a unique fan-inspired sentence under the shirt, "always with you everywhere". These sentences were introduced on the shirt during the league play-off round, referring to the teams fans, which were absent as matches were played without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Secondly, it features the 24 times winners patch on the chest as this was, according to the club, their 24th league title (the Israeli league considers them to have 23 titles, as one title is disputed). These patches were only present on the shirts in the last two matches of the season.
|Eitan Tibi vs. Hapoel Be'er Sheva away on 07/07/2020|
|Eylon Almog vs. Hapoel Be'er Sheva away on 07/07/2020|