Juventus 1996-97 player shirt by Kappa believed to have been issued to Trotta for the Champions League Semi Final 2nd leg against Ajax played at the Stadio delle Alpi on the 23rd April 1997.
The tie was a repeat of the 1996 Final where Juve had triumphed in Rome on penalties. The Bianconeri had got off to the perfect start in their quest to retain their European crown racing into a 2-0 first half lead in Amsterdam.
Litmanen pulled one back but Juve headed back to Turin with a strong advantage. Marcello Lippi's great side were rampant and cruised to a 4-1 victory on home soil which confirmed their status as Europe's premier team. Lombardo, Vieri, Amoruso and Zidane got the other goals to seal a 6-2 aggregate scoreline. Juve wore their home kit in both matches with the iconic Sony Minidisc sponsor. Trotta was on the bench for the home leg but he Del Piero and Rampulla were unused substitutes on the night. The youngster had made his debut this season and featured once in the Champions League against Fenerbahce in the group stage.
Player issue features - Correct player size number printed within the material with plastic name block professionally heat pressed, fully embroidered Champions League starball, embroidered Kappa logo with no Kappa text and smaller size compared to commercial replica, small size Sony MiniDisc sponsor to meet UEFA regulations, no Kappa taping inside collar, given to an Ajax coach as a gift and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided.