Donnerstag, 22. November 2012

Africa Unity





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Ghana in Africa Unity shirts vs. Cameroon in 2010

Roooaaarrrrr !!! :D I love it. I simply love it ! I bought this wooden box with the Africa Unity shirt on ebay for about 10€.
As most of you probably know some of the biggest teams in Africa decided to wear this shirt as a charity during the World Cup 2010. So this design was the 3rd kit of the Ivory Coast, Algeria, Cameroon and Ghana. The design is quite simple but I absolutely fell in love with this amazing, roaring, wooden box !

Samstag, 20. Oktober 2012

Asturias





Asturias

Mali





Dramane Traore (Lokomotiv Moscow / Russia)
Mali vs. Algeria (2:3) | friendly 2007 in Algeria
Mali got surprisingly third at the last African Cup, but nevertheless their shirt still seems to be quite rare. Suddenly there popped up a UK online shop where you could order this shirt. And so Enrique from Mexico (Gracias amigo ;) ) got me this nice shirt. It is quite simple and a bit older but it has "Seydou Keita" on the back, who is one of my favorite players out there. Thanks a lot Enrique for this shirt and I hope you like the Somalia shirt, which I sent you as a swap for this one.

Donnerstag, 27. September 2012

Netherlands Antilles





Netherlands Antilles vs. Guyana (1:2)
CONCACAF U20 Cup qualifiers 2011
Again this shirt came from Nick and again it is a Beltona shirt. As the Netherlands Antilles are the direct predecessors of Curacao in the FIFA they had the same manufacturer. I was on a good track for Curacao and Netherlands Antilles shirts for a while and had a lot of phone calls with Remco Bicentini, the last coach of the Netherlands Antilles football national team. Well, in the end Nick had been quicker to get them, what I appreciate a lot !

One question is still unanswered to me: Why do you call them "Netherlands Antilles" and not "Dutch Antilles" ???

Montserrat





Montserrat vs. Belize (1:3) | WC 2014 qualifier | 2011 in Montserrat

Yeah you read it right, it is MONTSERRAT. This tiny little island that belongs to the UK. Thanks to Nick and his contacts I got this amazing shirt. It is pretty muddy, so it seems to be matchworn or at least trainworn. I quite like the simple design, even though it looks as a Celtic Glasgow shirt.
I really appreciate Nicks help a lot as it just seemed to be impossible for me to ever get this shirt !

Curacao





Way Nuelson
Curacao vs. Haiti (2:2) | WC 2014 qualifiers | 2011 in Haiti

This pretty simple plain white shirt from the national team of Curacao, which is a Dutch colony in the Carribean sea, came from my mate Nick. I like that the logo text seems to be in some kind of Carribean Dutch and says Korsou instead of Curacao and that the manufacturer is Beltona, which I never heard before. On the other hand it is a shame that the design is that boring. The Curacaoans (or however you call them) would deserve a more flashing shirt ;)

Somalia






Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce one of the rarest shirts out there ! After nearly one year of research I finally found this Somalia shirt. I posted in several forums, blogs, Facebook groups and so on to get any contacts to Somalians. After one year a guy added me and told me that a friend of him sells the shirt. This guy is Ahmed Farah, who is a Somalian living in Denmark. I am really happy that Ahmed helped me to get a load of those shirts ! Unfortunately I could not find any pictures of one of those design used on the pitch,  but they look really legit to me. If anybody out there could help me out with match pictures let me know !

Dienstag, 28. August 2012

Malaysia





Malaysia vs. Thailand (1:1)
Friendly 2012 in Malaysia

This shirt is amazing ! :D I saw it on ebay.co.uk for about 5 Euro and asked Nick to buy it for me. When I arrived at Nick's house he told me that the shirt is good for a midget, but useless for me. I still hoped that he just means that it is S sized, but it is really tiny :D
It is size 20, which is for midgets or small children only.
If everyone out there knows a Malaysian guy who can wear a size 20 shirt, give me a mail :D

Thanks Nick, anyways.

Bermuda





Bermuda vs. Trinidad and Tobago (2:1)
WC 2014 qualifier | in Bermuda, 2011

A nice Bermuda shirt, unfortunately without a Bermuda shorts :D
Again all thanks go to my friend Nick, who gave me this Bermuda shirt as a swap for a Monaco matchworn shirt. As always I am very pleased to get a CONCACAF shirt, as the Carribean shirts are hard to get for me for some reason...

Pakistan





Unknown Player
Pakistan vs. Singapore (0:4 | friendly match 2014

A big thanks goes to Nick, who gave me this beauty of a Pakistan shirt as a little gift when I met him. I love the design a lot and there is no chance to improve more in design than from the old Pakistan shirt I had to this one ! Thanks Nick for this beautiful shirt and for a beautiful week with you during my holidays in Peterborough.

Mauritania





Mauritania during training session
before AFCON qualifiers 2012 vs. Liberia in Liberia

This shirt again is a result of a long story. I found out that there is a FIFA licensed player agent from Mauritania who lives and works in Berlin. So I tried to send him an email. I found 5 different E-mail addresses of him and found out that non of them worked. So I had to search on and someday found the mobile number of the guy. I wrote him a short message asking for a Mauritania shirt and he replied: "Dear Sascha, no problem ! I will be in Mauritania to meet the FA tomorrow and will bring you a shirt."
I was pretty happy to get a Mauritanian shirt so quickly and then never heard of him again. I phoned a couple of times with him and his wife later to get the shirts. He was just sorting out player contracts in all over Europe and was nearly never in Berlin. After about 4 month he finally had time to send me the shirt and here it is :)

I quite like the design and the shirt. Especially that they wrote Mauritanie on the back instead of names. Unfortunately this shirt has no FA badge (I assume that they just forgot, as the shirt came 100% directly from the FA), which is a shame. Anyways it is better than nothing and I am happy with it for now.

Freitag, 20. Juli 2012

Fiji





Fiji vs. Vanuatu (2:0 or 1:2) | friendly 2011 in Fiji

This is the last shirt of the OFC load coming straight from Brad. So the OFC is now finished except for New Zealand !