venerdì 19 ottobre 2018

Andorra (2)

ANDORRA 2018 - THIRD SHIRT - MACRON

My first Nations League shirt comes again from Latvia, thanks to the longtime friend playing for Baltic national team. He swapped this shirt after their game vs Andorra and prompty sent it to my well known address. Number 17 was Joan Cervos in the first historical match of this new tournament!



Dominican Republic (2)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2018 - AWAY SHIRT - NO BRAND

Rare Dominican Republic jersey, provided by actual coach Orlando Capellino. It's a spare issued unworn shirt, as the numbers go from 1 to 23 during matches, but they assembled a couple more in case of need.


Egypt (2)

EGYPT 2006 - AWAY SHIRT - PUMA

Rare match worn Egypt shirt, purchased from a fellow collector that got a bunch of shirts from a former coach (he was assistant coach for Egypt, too). This shirt was worn by Egypt during AFCON 2006, number 6 in the list was Wael Gomaa (and that's the name on the back before the stamp "Egypt" was put on to reuse it. A small piece of history.


Dominica (4)

DOMINICA 2010/11 - THIRD SHIRT - ADMIRAL

As I still trying to find a photo of this shirt in use, I am starting to suppose that this was a 3rd kit never used by the team in official matches. Happy to be wrong, if someone find pics or videos!

Dominica (3)

DOMINICA 2010 - AWAY SHIRT - ADMIRAL

Also this shirt is from 2010, used in several match of Caribbean Cup, and later on as away shirt for WC 2014 qualifiers (but team always played in green, except for a friendly vs SVG when this shirt with patches had been worn).


Dominica (2)

DOMINICA 2009/10 - HOME SHIRT - ADMIRAL

First shirt from a bunch of 3 that I managed to get from a friend on the island, this is dated around 2010, for sure in a friendly vs Barbados.


Chinese Taipei (2)

CHINESE TAIPEI 2015/18 - AWAY SHIRT - TOR STAR

This shirt comes from the youngest player I have ever contacted, as Will Donkin was born on 26th December 2000 in Oxford to an English father and a Taiwanese mother. So he was called to represent Taiwan at junior and senior level, and he played his first game in November 2017. I don't know from which match comes this shirt, but it was send directly from Will's hands! For those noticing the strange red shade on the chest stamp, I think probably the shirt faded a bit after washing :)


giovedì 18 ottobre 2018

Iran (2)

IRAN 2017/18 - AWAY SHIRT - ADIDAS

Iran is probably one of the best team in Asia, and considering that and the quality of their players, it's always hard to get a genuine worn shirt from the team.
My salvation is knowing a lot of players around the world, and in this case my huge thanks goes to Mantas Kuklys, as he swapped this shirt at the final whistle of the pre-World Cup friendly between Lithuania and Iran, played on 8th June 2018 on the Spartak training ground in Moscow. There was no crowd at the game as the gate remained closed.
The shirt is worn by M. Shojaei.


Vietnam (2)

VIETNAM 2017/18 - HOME SHIRT - GRAND SPORT

Vietnam 2017/18 match worn/issued home shirt for Phan Văn Đức (U23), it was provided by Vietnam FF to italian Embassy in Hanoi thanks to mr Nicolò Costantini.


Botswana (2)

BOTSWANA 2012 - HOME SHIRT - ALL KASI

This shirt is coming probably from the best Botswana player ever, Diphetogo "Dipsy" Selolwane, who played regularly in South Africa Premier League for years and even in MLS (USA). He wore this shirt in some 2012 friendlies, prior to AFCON. It has also his autograph and a personal dedication. Thanks Dipsy, also for providing me the picture :)




martedì 16 ottobre 2018

Tutte le maglie del mondo - 01/07/18 - 31/07/18

Sorry for being late, but it was a busy summer. From 1st July to 31th July, I had my first exhibition including all the "famous" 211 FIFA teams shirts!
It was an amazing event, started many months before and that needed an huge job (and I even went live on national TV!). Thanks to the newspaper "Il Tirreno", expecially Fabrizio Brancoli, and the city administration of Pontedera and Peccioli, who joined it.
And to the architect Luca Doveri and his assistant Nathan Petrone, which has concretely realized the idea of the exhibition.
I met a lot of visitors, famous and not, who did a tour of the rooms of the Palazzo Pretorio. Federico Buffa, Carolina Morace, Alessandro Birindelli, the refugees of the Red Cross of Pisa, and many others I met along the way.
You could see some pics here below!





giovedì 14 giugno 2018

Exhibition coming soon!!!

Big news! From 1st July till 31th July 2018 my whole collection of 211 FIFA shirt will be displayed in PALP museum in Pontedera.
From monday to saturday, you could see opening time in the poster down here! I'm waiting for your visit, you are welcome!