Fenerbahnce 2000/01 home - Haim Revivo #10 (Turkish Süper Lig)

Match issued Fenerbahce 2000/01 home shirt, issued to Israeli attacking midfielder Haim Revivo #10 during the second half of the 2000/01 Turkish Süper Lig season. This was Revivo's first season with Fenerbahce, joining them after 4 magical seasons with Celta Vigo in Spain.

Revivo's first season in Turkey was highly successful, perhaps the best of his career, as he was the teams best player and led them to the Turkish league title for the first time in 5 years, scoring a total of 16 goals in 38 matches in all competitions (14 in the league, 2 in the Turkish cup) and providing many assists. They nearly completed the double, but lost in the Turkish Cup final on penalties to Gençlerbirliği. He was voted the best foreign player on the league this season.

The following season 2001/02 was also another successful one for Revivo, while Fenerbahce narrowly missed out on the league title to bitter rivals Galatasaray, he had a great season, scoring 15 goals in 31 matches in all competitions (13 of them in the league), and helping Fenerbahce qualify to the Champions League group stages, where he also scored a goal against Bayer Leverkusen, becoming the first Israeli player to score in the Champions League.

After 2.5 highly successful seasons, during which he scored 34 goals in 82 matches in all competitions, his time at Fenerbahce came to a rather sad end, as after some big name players were brought in and falling out with the management in the 2002/03 season, he left in the January transfer window (January 2003) and joined bitter rivals Galatasaray, something the Fenerbahce faithful have never forgiven him for, despite all that he has achieved with them.

What's notable about this shirt is that it was self-made by Fenerbahce, and does not feature any manufacturer brand logo. Between the years 2000 and 2004, Fenerbahce did not have a kitmaker and simply produced all of its kits on their own, through their "Fenerium" brand. Furthermore, this design was only worn in the second half of the season, as a different version of the home shirt was used in the first half of the season. It was then also used in the following season (01/02), but with a different sponsor (Aria) and with the addition of a Turkish flag patch on the chest (for having won this seasons championship). I also have a match issued Revivo away shirt from this same season.

Revivo celebrating one of his goals for Fenerbahce during the 2000/01 season

Revivo celebrating one of his goals for Fenerbahce during the 2000/01 season