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|