Everton 2000/01 home - Idan Tal #33 (English Premier League)

Match worn Everton 2000/01 long sleeve home shirt, worn by Israeli midfielder Idan Tal #33 in a Premier League match against Manchester United away at Old Trafford on February 3, 2001. Tal started the match and played 84 minutes before being substituted, as Everton lost the match 1-0.

Having joined in October 2000 at the age of 25 from Maccabi Petah Tikva, Tal was a squad player at Everton and made a total of 24 appearances in all competitions this season (12 starts, 12 substitute appearances), contributing with 2 Premier League goals (vs. Middlesbrough at home and vs. Sunderland at home on the last match day of the season), as Everton finished in a poor 16th place in the league. 

His next season was very unsuccessful, however, as he would only go on to make 9 more appearances (mostly as a substitute) before leaving Everton to join Rayo Vallecano in Spain in September 2002. He would end up playing one more season in the Premier League, with Bolton Wanderers in 2006/07.

This shirt was actually used as the home kit for two seasons - 2000/01 and 2001/02. However, Tal wore #33 only in 2000/01, his first season, as he switched to #14 in 2001/02. I also have a short sleeve version of this same shirt.


Idan Tal celebrating his goal vs. Middlesbrough, one of only 2 scored for the club   (c) getty images

Idan Tal in action against Liverpool at Goodison Park   (c) alamy

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