venerdì 9 agosto 2019

Kenya (3)

KENYA 2018/19 - HOME SHIRT - UHLSPORT

One of the best african kits in the last years is finally in my hand. It needed a while to get here and 2 shipments from Kenya (cause the first shirt sent was just a plain shirt without even the badge, while this one is a match worn one), but I could just thank Kenya kitman Otieno for supporting me :D




San Marino (4)

SAN MARINO 2000/02 - HOME SHIRT - VIRMA

Another classic and vintage Virma kit, as most of San Marino during 90'. Also this shirt is coming from Giampaolo Mazza.

San Marino (3)

SAN MARINO 2002/04 - HOME SHIRT - VIRMA

Giampaolo Mazza is not only one of the best San Marino coaches in the history of Serenissima, but above all a nice person. He was happy to help me increasing my collection, and for my love for San Marino football, something dated back to youth. He managed to get this shirt during a meeting of former national team players, prior to a match.




Palestine (3)

PALESTINE 2017/18 - HOME SHIRT - PEAK

After writing to a lot of players, I was not so convinced that I would ever get a Palestine match shirt. Instead, I just needed to write to coach Noureddine Ould Ali, and he gladly accepted to give me a shirt from recent Asian Cup qualifiers campaign. He sent from France, where he lives actually, so it was pretty easy to get. The link between Livorno and Palestine is even stronger.




Greece (2)

GREECE 2018/19 - AWAY SHIRT - NIKE

On 4th July 2004, Greece won its 1st European Championship, and n* 21 Kostas Katsouranis was on the field. Quite 15 years later, Katsouranis sent me a Greece shirt with his sign on. It couldn't obviously be worn in an official match, cause he retired in 2015. Maybe he just wore it in an exhibition match, but it wouldn't mind. It's indeed a nice souvenir from one of the most prominent Greec players ever.



Austria (3)

AUSTRIA 2014/16 - HOME SHIRT - PUMA

It's always a pleasure adding into collection the shirt of a player who someway made the history of his country football team. I contacted Andreas Ivanschitz (he had 62 caps with Austria, and 12 goals) some time ago, and he promised to check his stuff to look for an old shirt. He found this one, which he wore during one of his last matches with Austria, one of the 2014 friendlies vs Uruguay and Iceland. Thanks so much Andreas!




Cayman Islands (3)

CAYMAN ISLANDS 2010/11 - AWAY SHIRT - HIGH FIVE

Locally produced, this shirt is the away version of my first shirt. I won't know in which match it was used, but due to patches missing, I could suppose in some friendly matches or tournaments.


Cayman Islands (2)

CAYMAN ISLANDS 2007/11 - HOME SHIRT - KELME

Being not sure about my other Cayman Islands shirts to be worn, I tried to get another one. And I ended getting another 2. Same old story!
I contacted the national team technical director, and he digged into the warehouse where he found this old shirt and the one you will see in next post.




lunedì 22 luglio 2019

Bermuda (2)

BERMUDA 2015/17 - HOME SHIRT - SCORE

Another match worn empty box got filled with a brand new addition!
This shirt is coming straight from Bermuda thanks to national team coach Kyle Lightbourne. It's not a shirt from his international period unfortunately, but it would go anyway.
This kit was worn by Bermuda since 2015.





venerdì 28 giugno 2019

Morocco (3)

MOROCCO 2018/19 - AWAY SHIRT - ADIDAS

Match issued shirt for Youssef Ait Bennasser, as worn during World Cup 2018 and Afcon 2019 qualifiers. It's coming directly from a member of Moroccan FA.





Montenegro (2)

MONTENEGRO 2018/19 - HOME SHIRT - LEGEA

Classic home shirt of Montenegro, it's an official replica obtained from Montenegro FA. The odd thing is that I sent them an email a while ago, they never replied but delivered a box with the shirt and the shorts!




lunedì 25 marzo 2019

Nigeria (2)

NIGERIA 1994 - AWAY SHIRT - ADIDAS

The odd part of collecting shirt: you search for years a shirt, never sold anywhere. Then in a couple of weeks you find a former player willing to let his old shirt join your collection, and finally you receive it in mint condition! This beauty it's the jersey used by Fuludu Edema during AFCON 1994, just a couple of months before WC 1994. It's the same model worn in USAm but with red numbers. Surely a masterpiece for my collection.