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England Football Fan Finally Gets His David Seaman 1996 Shirt 18 Years Later

26 Jun 1996:  David Seaman of Engalnd prepares for another penalty kick during the European soccer championships semi final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium, London. Germany won the match after extra time in a penalty shoot out by 1(6) 1(5). Mandatory Credit: Simon Bruty/Allsport UK
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BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIApril 30, 2014

Question: What is the greatest goalkeeper kit of all time? Answer: David Seaman, England '96. Obviously.

So it should come as no surprise that one fan has been on an unrelenting quest for the last 10 years to locate said shirt and purchase it. Apparently, he's finally gotten his wish.

Joel Boom Holmes reportedly posted his inspirational story to Facebook, where it was then shared with the world.

Joel Boom Holmes, via 101 Great Goals

Naturally, he immediately added a photo dressed up as Seaman, complete with a glorious fake moustache. 

Joel Boom Holmes, via 101 Great Goals

Bravo. And a big thanks to Reddit for directing us to our new favourite Tumblr account, 90s Goalkeeper Kits.

[101 Great Goals, H/T Reddit

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