Europa League

NEC Nijmegen vs Udinese

Match Worn Shirt

El Kabir Moestafa

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This shirt was worn by Moestafa El Kabir during the 2008/2009 Europa League game between Udinese and Nec Nijmegen which took place in Nijmegen, “Gofferstadion”, on December 18th 2008. Nec Nijmegen defeated Udinese 2-0 and at the end of the game El Kabir, who was a substitute player that didn’t get in to the field, swapped his shirt with an Udinese’s player whom we got it from. With this win, Nec Nijmegen passed to the round of 32. El Kabir joined NEC in the summer of 2008 and having impressed Jong NEC Nijmegen in his first five months, El Kabir made his NEC debut, starting a match and played 82 minutes before being substituted, in a 1–1 draw against NAC Breda on 22 November 2008. Five days later on 27 November 2008, he made his UEFA Cup debut, starting the whole game, in a 1–0 loss against Tottenham Hotspur. After the match, El Kabir said about making his tournament debut: “This game was definitely a dream.” It was announced on 27 December 2008 when he signed a contract with NEC, keeping him until 2012. Since making his debut for the club, El Kabir received a handful of first team football, mostly coming from the substitute bench. This lasted until he was removed from the first team, due to being disciplined over his weight problems and never played for the side again. Despite this, El Kabir made fourteen appearances in all competitions. Ahead of the 2009–10 season, El Kabir was recalled to the first team after being given a second chance by Manager Dwight Lodeweges. He then made his first appearance of the season, starting a match and played 81 minutes before being substituted, in a 2–0 loss against Feyenoord in the opening game of the season. A month later on 22 September 2009, El Kabir scored his first goal for the club, in a 3–2 win against FC Eindhoven in the second round of the KNVB Beker. Since the start of the 2009–10 season, he was featured in every match for the side until he was suspended for three matches for unprofessional conduct made during Jong NEC’s match against Jong AZ Alkmaar. While serving a suspension, it was announced on 9 November 2009 that El Kabir was dropped from the first team, due to his continuous disciplined over his weight problems and never played for the club again. It was announced on 8 February 2010 that El Kabir was told he would not be playing any more matches for NEC, as result of disciplinary action, and even allowed to leave the club despite having two years left to his contract. Shortly after, he went on a trial at Allsvenskan side Mjällby AIF.