venerdì 31 luglio 2015

Netherlands (2)

NETHERLANDS 2015 - AWAY SHIRT - NIKE

Probably one of the best gifts I have ever received in my life from a friend!
The shirt was worn by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar during the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Latvia and the Netherlands, finished 0-2 and played in Riga June 12, 2015.

Cameroon (2)

CAMEROON 2014/15 - HOME SHIRT - PUMA

I dreamed to add a match worn Cameroon shirt, cause I always liked the team since Roger Milla time. I was able to do so thank to Leonard Kweuke, centre forward playing in Çaykur Rizespor (Turkey). Despite being unusual to see a striker with number 2 on the back, he worn this shirt in the 1st round of AFCON 2017 qualifiers vs Mauritania (1-0, played 14 june 2015 in Yaoundé).






Syria

SYRIA 2015 - HOME SHIRT - LOTTO

The story of this awesome shirt starts in february 2015. I contacted a syrian sport journalist that I know was working also with national team, his name Nadim Aljabi. After we met, he promised to get a Syria jersey. After a few months he had it, the problem was sending it in Italy given the dramatic internal situation of Syria, between civil war and IS. The solution was to hand over the shirt to the Italian embassy in Damascus; from here on, I lose track of it.
After a few weeks (we are now in mid-June), I get a call from the Italian embassy in Beirut (Lebanon), who informs me that the shirt will be soon sent to Rome and from there to my house. After a long journey this rarity is finally in my hands! Many thanks to Nadim and all those who have worked to help me!
The shirt should be issued for Syrian Olympic team.







St Kitts & Nevis

SAINT KITTS & NEVIS 2011/14 - AWAY SHIRT - ADIDAS

One of the last two in Concacaf zone is gone! When Guyana will be here (I think next month, If Admiral will ship it) the teams in Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football will be all in my collection. After a long search, I finally managed to get this shirt (the color is great!!) by Gerard Williams, one of the most experienced players in the team. This model was used for the first time during the World Cup qualifiers in 2014 (it also has the patch on the right sleeve).




Nepal

NEPAL 2014/15 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

Finally also Nepal shirt had been added in the collection. An huge thank goes this time to Biraj Maharjan who accepted to gift this shirt for my project.
He stated that the shirt was worn probably during a friendly.




Bahamas (2)

BAHAMAS 2015 - HOME SHIRT - FORWARD

This is my second Bahamas shirt, it is amazing to think that a year ago I was groping in the dark and did not know where to find one. This is even match worn, used during the two matches against Bermuda for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers. The shirt is also signed and of course has number on back, but I can not say (on specific request) which player gave it to me!




Ukraine (2)

UKRAINE 2014/15 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

This shirt was issued for the game Spain vs Ukraine (1-0 in Euro 2016 qualifiers, played on 12th March 2015) for Taras Stepanenko, who instead played with short sleeved shirt.
The shirt was obtained few days later in L'viv after the game between Ukraine and Latvia by a contact in latvian team.

Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR 2013/15 - AWAY SHIRT - ADMIRAL

Gibraltar isn't affiliated in FIFA, but only in UEFA and play to qualify for the European Football Championship. This makes the shirt still desirable, and was given to me by the federation of Gibraltar after writing to their President and showing him my collection.





Zambia

ZAMBIA 2014/15 - AWAY SHIRT - NIKE

Find an original Zambia shirt has been a problem for a while, at least until after the contract with Nike it has not started to get out everywhere on the Web. The only difficulty was to wait to buy it at a fair price!



Albania (2)

ALBANIA 2012/13 - HOME SHIRT - ADIDAS

This shirt is an appreciated gift by coach Gianni De Biasi, who is managing the team since december 2011 and lifted the team up to 36th position in FIFA ranking (july 2015).
The shirt was issued for Edgar Cani, who played in Italy for Carpi, Catania and Bari among the others.