Delhi Dynamos vs Goa

Match Worn Shirt

Del Piero Alessandro

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The Delhi Dynamos F.C. was an Indian professional football club based in Delhi, which competed in the Indian Super League under license from All India Football Federation. In early 2014, it was announced that the All India Football Federation, the national federation for football in India, and IMG-Reliance would be accepting bids for ownership of eight or nine selected cities for the upcoming Indian Super League, an eight-team franchise league modeled along the lines of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. On 13 April 2014, it was announced that DEN Networks had won the bidding for the Delhi franchise. The team had entered an alliance with Dutch club Feyenoord which lasted only for one year. The team started their campaign in the inaugural Indian Super League season on 14 October 2014 with a 0–0 draw against FC Pune City at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The Dynamos did not experience the best of starts to their ISL campaign as they lagged behind at the last place till the 9th Round. The team rejuvenated and regrouped to climb out of the situation to finish in 5th place with a five match unbeaten run which included three wins and two draws. Delhi narrowly missed out on qualification for the semi-finals falling short only by a point. In 2015 Delhi Dynamos qualified for the first time for the semi-finals of the Indian Super League with the fewest games played in 2015. In 2016 season, the club finished third in the league round with 21 points and lost to the Kerala Blasters FC in the semi-finals of the season. In 2017 season, the club finished eighth in the league round with 19 points[6] and couldn’t qualify for semi-finals of the season. In 2018 season, the club again finished eighth in the league round with 18 points and couldn’t qualify for the semi-finals of the season. The club was rebranded as Odisha FC from Delhi Dynamos FC on 31 August 2019 and the base was shifted from Delhi (JLN Stadium) to Bhubaneswar (Kalinga Stadium).

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This shirt was worn by Alessandro Del Piero during the game between Delhi Dynamos and Goa F.C. which took place in Delhi on November 13th 2014. Alessandro didn’t play during the game as he used a reserve but he swapped after the game the shirt with a well known F.C. Goa European player who we got it from. Del Piero joined Delhi Dynamos F.C. for the season 2014 only. On 23 August 2014, it was reported that the team,  that was set to play in the inaugural Indian Super League season, was in talks with Del Piero. His brother, Stefano Del Piero said “During the last (few) weeks, we have received inquiries from several teams, not only from India but also from other countries. There is a lot of interest in Alessandro.” On 28 August 2014, he officially signed for the Indian franchise, signing a four-month deal. Del Piero made his debut for the Delhi Dynamos on 14 October in a 0–0 draw against Pune City, a side which featured his former Juventus teammate David Trezeguet. On 9 December, Del Piero scored his first and only Delhi Dynamos goal, netting directly from a free kick, in a 2–2 draw against Chennaiyin. Del Piero made 10 appearances throughout the season as Delhi finished in fifth place, failing to reach the play-offs by a single point.