giovedì 10 ottobre 2019

Russia (2)

RUSSIA 2018/19 - AWAY SHIRT - ADIDAS

Another amazing shirt, another match worn one! Russia is one of the top team in Uefa zone, and I had to be smart to get something from the team. Luckily I found an extremely kind member of the staff (I won't name him, don't want him to get stressed :P) that happily helped me providing the shirt of Ruslan Kambolov, worn in Nations League match vs Sweden on 20.11.18.




Laos (2)

LAOS 2019 - AWAY SHIRT - FBT

I could assure you it's not easy obtaining a Laos match worn shirt, like this one. I tried longtime, but everytime something happened. My guardian angel is between my friend list, and it's a former high level staff of Laos FA. He helped me for this jersey and for some other in AFC, sharing my project with his colleagues.
This is the jersey of Bounphachan Bounkong, used during preliminary round of WV 2022 qualifiers vs Bangladesh.




venerdì 27 settembre 2019

Tanzania (3)

TANZANIA 2001/02 - HOME SHIRT - PIN SPORT

Considering how hard is finding old african teams shirts, this one is indeed something incredible. This shirt is around 17 years old, and came from a former player, Renatus Njohole, who provided me also a match photo. This jersey is from the game Benin vs Tanzania, played in Cotonou in September 2002.



Tanzania (2)

TANZANIA 2017/18 - HOME SHIRT - UHLSPORT

Luckily Tanzania shirts became available more easily than a few years ago, when finding a legit one was something quite impossible. Uhlsport provided the team, who recently qualified also for Afcon, this brand new kit. This is an official replica signed by Mbwana Samatta, probably one of the best Tanzanian player actually.



South Korea (2)

SOUTH KOREA 2018/19 - HOME SHIRT - NIKE

South Korea is one of the giant in asian football, and I thought it could be harder to obtain something from their FA. Instead, as I got in contact with the right person, they were extremely kind and nice and provided me this amazing match worn jersey. It's from friendly vs Uzbekistan (November 2018) and worn by Jung Seung Hyun. It came also in a South Korea FA bag! Pure class!






Finland (3)

FINLAND 2016/17 - HOME SHIRT - NIKE

Classic plain white shirt for Finland national team, at least it's quite an elegant shirt. This one is match worn and signed by Kasper Hämäläinen (WC qualifiers).




giovedì 26 settembre 2019

Sri Lanka (3)

SRI LANKA 2015/19 - HOME SHIRT - GRAND SPORT

Iconic Sri Lanka shirt, I already have this kit but this jersey is match worn by Subash Madhushan. Considering in how many match this kit was used, it's almost impossible to determine the exact match. But considering that this shirt could not be find anywhere, I would assure 100% it's a match shirt.
Moreover, I got it from Sri Lanka directly, thanks to a staff member.




Albania (3)

ALBANIA 2018/19 - AWAY SHIRT - MACRON

Finally something different from the classic red and black Albania shirt, this one was provided by a staff member that I met personally during the summer. He is from Tuscany like me and trained my favourite team, Livorno. The shirt is the one of Bekim Balaj in the match vs Andorra (March 2019), as the player gave it directly to his staff member. Unfortunately, it lost the sleeve patches.


Gibraltar (2)

GIBRALTAR 2018/19 - HOME SHIRT - LEGEA

I cannot miss the opportunity to have a Gibraltar match worn, as it was the last UEFA minnows still missing. I got this shirt from Joseph Chipol, former international, who grabbed it from Lee Casciaro, the player who scored Gibraltar's first ever goal in a full international competitive match vs Scotland in 2015. This jersey is from friendly match vs Estonia in March 2019, and the for some weeks I feared it was lost before descovering that a postal clerk had put it in a closet (without even telling me!) because the envelope had arrived open.




Kuwait (2)

KUWAIT 2018/19 - HOME SHIRT - ERREA

After the previous Kuwait shirt, that I got from their embassy in Rome, I manage to get another one, this time from the former coach (he left national team in September, a couple of months after giving me this jersey) Romeo Jozak. This shirt was worn during friendly match vs Nepal in March 2019. I hope Romeo could find soon a new job, cause he is a nice guy and deserves it!




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.