martedì 29 settembre 2020

Hungary (3)

 HUNGARY 1996/97 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

Really vintage Hungary home shirt, match worn by Ádám Komlósi in U20 WC 1997 in Malaysia (here the match vs Argentina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuxzwDExZT8). This is the shirt version with red stripes on shoulders (there was also a black stripes one), and also the senior national team (in the 3rd pic) used this kit.

 

lunedì 28 settembre 2020

Argentina (3)

 ARGENTINA 1999/2001 - AWAY SHIRT - REEBOK

This is in my opinion probably one of the nicest looking Argentina kit ever. Reebok did an amazing design, and the light blue band on the chest is amazing. 
I purchased this shirt from a former italian collector, who used to be in contact with Milan players. That's how he got this shirt, supposedly worn or issued for Roberto Ayala.
I asked help to some fellow Argentina collector, and after investigating the shirt they confirmed it has all the peculiarity of the shirts coming from the kitroom.

 

Afghanistan (2)

AFGHANISTAN 2008 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

This nice jersey was worn and signed by Obaidullah Karimi in SAFF Championship 2008 (as you could spot from patch on right sleeve), held in Maldives and Sri Lanka. Obaidullah is the first afghan player to score in a WC qualifiers for his country (2007 vs Syria), so it's someway an historical piece for my collection.




domenica 13 settembre 2020

Latvia (4)

LATVIA 2018/19 - AWAY SHIRT - ADIDAS 

This is my fourth Latvia jersey (I like them because their colour is the same of my hometown club Livorno), the first with the new FA logo and the second from my friend Vladislavs Gabovs. This shirt was used in Euro 2020 qualifiers vs North Macedonia (21.03.2019).

 

sabato 12 settembre 2020

Paraguay (2)

 PARAGUAY 1999 - HOME SHIRT - PUMA

I bought this rarity after ages on Ebay, and I think it costed me more of import taxes rather than shirt itself.
Had to struggle to find good pics, because this shirt was used for a short period before 2000 when new kit was released, being a sort of "special jersey" for the new century. It has Paraguay map on both sides.



sabato 28 marzo 2020

Tajikistan (3)

TAJIKISTAN 2019/20 - AWAY SHIRT - LI-NING

Let's end this huge effort in uploading all the shirts I was missing on the blog with an hidden gem: Tajikistan shirt by Li-Ning.
It was provided by the national team coach, and it was worn by Jahongir Ergashev in WC 2022 qualifiers vs Kyrgyzstan (19.11.2019) - he scored also in that match.




Chinese Taipei (3)

CHINESE TAIPEI 2019/20 - HOME SHIRT - ANGO

Chinese Taipei (or Taiwan) always had nice shirts, despite reaching not high football results. This one branded Ango is just the last one in the list.
It was worn by Hao-Wei Chen in WC 2022 qualifiers vs Nepal (10.09.2019), and I got also his shorts (should do a post sometime about all the shorts I got during the years!).
My thank goes to Louis Lancaste, who left his role right after getting this jersey.




Barbados (2)

BARBADOS 2000/01 - AWAY SHIRT - KELLY

Another small piece of Caribbean football into my collection! Thanks to my friend Michael, who was also a former player, I got the shirt of Barbados legend Gregory Goodridge (he played also in Premier League for QPR in 1995/96). This shirt is from an uncertain match of that period, a Gold Cup qualifier or a WC qualifier. He sent me also a pic of the team with this kit.




Iraq (2)

IRAQ 2019/20 - AWAY SHIRT - GIVOVA

Givova did a great work to supply Iraq national team with this detailed shirt, that includes a lion head on the chest (the team nickname is Usood Al-Rafidain/Lions of Mesopotamia).
The jersey was given by a member of national team staff, and it's bench worn by Rebin Sulaka in WC 2022 qualifiers vs Cambodia (15.10.2019).




Senegal (2)

SENEGAL 2018/19 - HOME SHIRT - PUMA

Finally another shirt of one the Africa giant enters into collection. Thanks to the effort of my friend Cheikh, a senegalese journalist that managed someway to get this jersey from a photographer that usually works with the national team. He was with the team also during 2018 WC, and this shirt is from a friendly just before the main tournament. In details, it's a match worn by Cheikhou Kouyaté in friendly vs South Korea (11.06.2018).





Algeria (2)

ALGERIA 2004/06 - HOME SHIRT - LE COQ SPORTIF

Got this nice shirt from the same guy of the Congo DR shirt, and as the other one he brang home from an Algeria friendly match, directly from the hands of Slimane Raho.
It was not easy to find an exact photo of this kit, and I saw a lot of fakes around. If you will come across on of these kits, pay attention to logo and the round Algeria flag because they are really peculiar.




Congo DR (2)

CONGO DR 2007/08 - AWAY SHIRT - AIRNESS

Classice template from Airness, who started working with national teams during those years (also Guinea, Mali and Gabon had similar shirts).
I got this shirt from a french collector, a guy that used to work in the organization of national teams matches.
He got lot of souvenirs and decided to sell some.
This shirt is from the match between Congo DR and France "A", played on February 2008. He also sent me some pics from that game and washed the shirt before sending, because it was full of some medical liquid used on the injured player!



Bangladesh (3)

BANGLADESH 2016/20 - HOME SHIRT - NO BRAND

This is mainly the same Bangladesh shirt I previously own, except for the collar and the big Bangladesh flag on the right part of the chest.
Classic Bangladesh shirt, as they are using it since 2016 for every competition.





Peru (2)

PERU 2018/19 - AWAY SHIRT - UMBRO

Iconic Peru shirt, with the classic band through the chest. This shirt was purchased from a fellow collector, and it's from the friendly vs Iceland, played on 28th March 2018 in Harrison, New Jersey.
Number 3 was Aldo Corzo, he was part of the game in the second half.




Guatemala (2)

GUATEMALA 2017/18 - HOME SHIRT - UMBRO

Shirt coming straight from the central american country, worn or issued for legendary defender Carlos Gallardo (has more than 65 caps for "la Azul y Blanco") who also signed it.
It's from a WC 2018 qualifiers match.


venerdì 27 marzo 2020

Thailand (2)

THAILAND 2019/20 - HOME SHIRT - WARRIX

Another tick in the list! I am going soon to have a match/worn issued for every AFC team, and Thailand was hard to get. It become part of the collection thanks to a serbian friend working for the national team, he got that one after a WC 2022 match and sent to me when he went back to his home country.
The jersey is match worn by Manuel Tom Bihr in WC 2022 qualifier vs Indonesia (10/09/19).




Mongolia (2)

MONGOLIA 2018/19 - AWAY SHIRT - JOMA

As I spotted some minor differences from my other Mongolia shirt and the one used by the team (but it was anyway an official replica, purchased from FA), I decided to add another one of the most recent and brilliant kit.
Luckily mr Enkhjin Batsumber is always helpful with collectors around the world, and he got and sold me this shirt. It's match worn by Ganboldyn Bilguun in WC 2022 preliminary round vs Brunei (June 2019).