Freitag, 27. November 2015

Ukraine 3

Andriy Shevshenko (Dinamo Kiev)
Ukraine vs. Sweden (2:1) | Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine
I did have this shirt already, but it was without a name or number. Now, thanks to the German "secret Santa" game played at the end of each year (and on Eastern to have more fun!) I got it with the number and name of the legendary Andriy Shevshenko. Sheva is surely one of the biggest players of all times and I really thank my secret Santa named Daniel for this amazing shirt!

Slovenia 4

Mladen Rudonja (Portsmouth, England)
Slovenia vs. Spain (1:3) | WC 2002 in Japan and South Korea
2002 Slovenia made its very first experience in a major tournament, when they played in the World Cup in Japan and South Korea. This shirt was actually worn in a friendly before that great tournament and was probably used by Mladen Rudonja, who also wore the #13 during the tournament.
This shirt came to me as a swap for a Romania matchworn shirt from my Slovenian friend Sinisa from the Slovenian city of Izola. I honestly hope to meet him soon in Izola or nearby Ljubljana as Slovenia is the country my fiancé is dreaming of to visit a lot.
I informed myself about the country and am now also very very keen to visit the sunny side of the alps asap!

Slovenia 3

This is an amazing 1995 matchworn Slovenia shirt, which cost me an arm and a leg. However, I felt that this amazing beauty, probably worn by Zlatko Zahovic in his early years, is definitely worth it!
Can you find a picture of this shirt worn ? Let me know!

Scotland 3

John Collins (AS Monaco, France)
Scotland vs. Brazil (1:2) | WC 1998 in France
You remember when Scotland played the World Cup and only very narrowly lost to Brazil ? No ? Me neither! It feels like centuries ago, but actually it was only in 1998 when Scotland was still on the World Football map in a prominent position and definitely the #2 of the Home Nations.
This shirt, which came from my Austrian friend Simon, is a proof of those better times of Scot football and came to me for as little as 15€ including shipment. Thanks Simon!


Quentin Rushenguziminega (FC Lausanne-Sport, Switzerland)
Rwanda vs. Ghana (0:1) | CAF 2017 qualifiers | 2015 in Rwanda
Thanks to Luke and his Australia-based AMS brand Rwanda shirts finally came broadly available. My thanks for that Amavubi shirt also go to Nick Warrick who sorted out this shirt for me!

Romania 3

Marius Lacatus (Steaua Bucarest)
Romania, unknown match of Euros 1996
This amazing old Romania shirt came from my Austrian friend Simon Jelinek, who sold it to me for as little as 15€, including shipping. The number 7 of this design, as shown in the picture below, was worn by the Steaua star of that time Marius Lacatus!
I really like the Romanian colorful designs and this one is surely not different with this one!

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Ionel Ganea (Bursaspor, Turkey)
Romania vs. Germany (5:1) | friendly 2004 in Romania
As I already mentioned in the "Italy" blogpost I came accross a former grassroots manager of the Romanian FA and bought a huge bundle of him with various iteams and shirts. One of them was this beauty of a Romania shirt, which is worn by the A national team and signed by the Romanian footballing legend Belodici.
Once again I thank my friend in the Romanian FA for sending me all this amazing stuff over!