domenica 27 agosto 2017

Libya (3)

LIBYA 2006 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

How would you feel when chasing a shirt for over 1 year and half and finally getting it?? Over the moon! I managed someway to get in contact with former Libya player Jehad Muntasser, who spent most of his career here in Italy. I waited till he come in Milan to visit relatives during the summer, and then to check in his cellar to find somewhere this nice shirt! Before leaving back to Dubai, where he actually lives, he left the shirt to his uncle and then he sent to my address! The jersey is from African Cup 2006, where his side finshed on the bottom of group A in the 1st round of the tournament.




French Guiana

FRENCH GUIANA 2017 - AWAY SHIRT - NIKE

After more than 5 years collecting shirts, I got my first jersey with the Gold Cup patch! This one is coming from Jean-David Legrand, who accepted to donate it for my international project. The jersey is from the match vs Honduras (played in Houston on 11th July 2017)!



Martinique

MARTINIQUE 2016/17 - HOME SHIRT - MAPS SPORT

Rare shirt of the Concacaf member Martinique, coming straight from the striker Kevin Parsemain (he also signed the shirt on the back). It had been worn, for what he remembers, in the victory over Dominica (4-1 on 29th March 2016). You could use the pictures of this shirt to check how different is the Martinique shirt actually for sale on Ebay, be aware of fake jerseys!




FYR Macedonia (2)

FYR MACEDONIA 1998/2001 - HOME SHIRT - PUMA

Crazy bargain found on Ebay USA, bought this shirt for 7 $!! It wasn't listed properly, as the seller didn't even know the team. Luckily the badge was enough for me to regognize the old Macedonian F.A. logo.
For what I know, it could be a match worn or issued shirt, cause this kind of shirt, expecially long sleeved, was not for sale at the time and it has all inner labels and features of other shirts that are 100% match worn!
In the pic below, the short sleeve version of this shirt in use.



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Oman (2)

OMAN 2013/16 - HOME SHIRT - KAPPA

Shirt worn by a team player during warm up and provided by Oman national team staff member Ricardo Silva.





martedì 20 giugno 2017

Libya (2)

LIBYA 2015 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

After chasing for a long time a Libya shirt, in a short period of time I managed to get two! This one indeed is quite precious one, considering it should be a match worn. It come from Libyan Football Federation technical director Mohamed Werfali, and was gifted to him by a national team player he coached at youth level, Muftah Taktak. I can't determine in which match it was worn, cause it's the model of the successfull 2014 Afcon campaign, but this kit had been used widely even in the following years.



India (3) + (4)

INDIA 2015/16 - HOME/AWAY SHIRTS - NIKE

Another 2 India shirts bring the total to 4! After the ugly 2000' jersey and the nice 2008/10, something new and fresh! Those come from a AIFF (All India Football Federation), but don't ask me his name cause I promised I won't tell! The light blue one could be match worn or at least issued for a game, as this kit was worn in several matches and friendlies. The white one probably was never used by the team, cause I can't find pics of it in game.



venerdì 31 marzo 2017

Tahiti

TAHITI 2013 - AWAY SHIRT - NIKE

FINALLY! F I N A L L Y ! My last shirt! After more or less 5 years spended on this task, I was able to track down and get the last shirt I miss to have all 211 FIFA national teams jerseys. More than an huge thanks goes to Ricky Aitamai, who first worn this shirt in Confederations Cup match vs Spain (20.06.2013) and then accepted to sell me this great piece of polyester!!
Don't worry, I won't stop collecting. I want to replace some old and bad looking shirts, and add some from teams affiliated to continental federations. But it's also time to promote a bit my work on newspapers, websites and all around!




Togo (2)

TOGO 2017 - MACRON - AWAY SHIRT

Could I have not a shirt from African Cup 2017? Of course! This beauty was sent by Serge Akakpo, who I managed to contact online explaining my work. He was happy to help me, and waited till AFCON 2017 to send me a shirt. This Macron kit is available only to players and not for sale actually, with the official patch of the competition.




Suriname (2)

SURINAME 2012/14 - KELME - AWAY SHIRT

Rare Suriname shirt, as worn by the team during the friendly vs French Guiana in 2014 (thanks to Sven Weh for the photo). Shirt was provided by Emilio Limon, Suriboys midfielder, who sent it to his friend Dion Kwasie (based in Netherlands) and from there finally to Italy. I'm really happy to have this shirt, as Suriname worn shirts are extremely hard to get hand on.


Kenya (2)

KENYA 2016 - HOME SHIRT - UHLSPORT

Considering I hardly managed to find photos of my first Kenya shirt, I tried adding another one. This one come from Aboud Omar, left back playing actually in Slavia Sofa (BG). He got it during one of his several trip to motherland for international duty.



Maldives (2)

MALDIVES 2015/17 - JOMA - HOME SHIRT

Classic Maldives kit, as they are wearing it since 2015. I assure it come directly from Maldives FA headquarters (I should still have the pic of the envelope somewhere) despite the little difference in this version (logo + flag instead of only MFA logo).