COPA Football has unveiled the kit that will be worn by former Netherlands and Rangers FC player Fernando Ricksen during his testimonial on May 25th when his All Star Team plays against Fortuna Sittard.
According to COPA: Football brand COPA was honored when Fernando and writer of his book Vincent de Vries asked to design and donate a special kit for Team Fernando, with many former internationals and Ricksen himself.
The kit is designed in cooperation with Fernando and based on his wishes. The unique match-worn jerseys will be auctioned after the game, featuring each player’s signature. A second set of shirts will be part of a Fortuna Sittard auction. All proceeds will go to the ALS Foundation in The Netherlands.
After starting his career at Fortuna Sittard, Ricksen went on to play for AZ Alkmaar, Glasgow Rangers and Zenit St. Petersburg before ending his career with Fortuna. The defender also played 12 matches for the Dutch national team.
Not long ago, Fernando announced live on Dutch TV that he is suffering from ALS. Because of this, the testimonial will be extra emotional. Ricksen invited several well-known players and coach Willem van Hanegem for this unique testimonial match.
During the next few days COPA will reveal Team Fernando by posting a new picture every day on their website and social media pages.