|Andriy Shevshenko (Dinamo Kiev)|
Ukraine vs. Sweden (2:1) | Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine
Freitag, 27. November 2015
|Mladen Rudonja (Portsmouth, England)|
Slovenia vs. Spain (1:3) | WC 2002 in Japan and South Korea
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!
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!
|John Collins (AS Monaco, France)|
Scotland vs. Brazil (1:2) | WC 1998 in France
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
|Marius Lacatus (Steaua Bucarest)|
Romania, unknown match of Euros 1996
I really like the Romanian colorful designs and this one is surely not different with this one!
|Ionel Ganea (Bursaspor, Turkey)|
Romania vs. Germany (5:1) | friendly 2004 in Romania
Once again I thank my friend in the Romanian FA for sending me all this amazing stuff over!
|Arvydas Novikas (Erzgebirge Aue, Germany)|
Lithuania vs. San Marino (2:0) | Euro 2016 qualifiers | 2014 in San Marino
Thanks superfanas for a perfectly smooth and very quick service and for making this great shirt available for all the Lithuanian fans in the world!
|Hidetoshi Nakata (Parma Calcio, Italy)|
Japan vs Turkey (0:1) | WC 2002 in Japan and South Korea
Actually I do not really like those double layer shirts, but this is pure history, and thus I just had to take it!
Italy, year and match unknown
|Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)|
Italy U21 vs. Germany U21 (1:0) | friendly match 2008 in Germany
However, this is obviously all characterics of Italian football, not Italian people, who I like a lot in fact.
Italy shirts, in addition are mostly pretty boring as well. Plain blue and that's it. This is also true for this one, still I just had to take it.
This shirt was part of a larger package I bought from a very nice gentlemen who used to work for the Romanian FA. I found some of his offers on olx.ru, which is something like the Romanian ebay, and got in touch with him to negotiate the prices. In the end he offered me to send me all he ever collected during his 9 years working in the UEFA grassroots program for his country. He sent me 2 matchworn youth national shirts of Italy, one Germany training kit, 2 Romanian shirts including shorts and plenty of stuff like keyrings, pins, pennants etc. Overall he sent approximately 200 single items to me!
I am really thankful for this amazing contact and the great things he delivered! While I forwarded most of the pennants, keyrings and pins to a friend, who can really use them better than I can, I kept the shirts of course. This Italy shirt is just part of this box and this is the only way how I could ever fell in love with an Italy shirt!
If you ever read this, my Romanian friend, thank you!
|Leon Jessen (1.FC Kaiserslautern, Germany)|
Denmark vs. Austria (1:2) | friendly 2010 in Austria
In the end he won and I just gave in and bought it - for a good reason!
The shirt itself is amazing and as Martin mentioned correctly, I was missing a proper field player shirt of Denmark. This one is really quite a nice one, especially at is one of my few longsleeve shirts.
On the negative side it was "only" worn in a friendly and thus has only a "Jabulani" patch, that is used in friendlies only.
Thanks Martin for this great shirt again, always a pleasure with you!
|Pavel Kuka (1.FC Kaiserslautern, Germany)|
Czech Republic vs. Belarus (4:2), Euro 1996 qualifiers, 2005 in Czech Republic
This description was way too "floppy" for a matchworn faker. I dropped him a message and he told me that he is a die-hard Kaiserslautern for ages and worked inside the club for plenty of years and that Pavel Kuka was a personal friend of him when he was in Kaiserslautern. I believe that story and thus believe that this is really a matchworn Czech shirt!
Of course I did my homework and could figure out that this shirt was worn in the qualifiers for their best ever tournament, the 1996 Euros, where only Germany could stop them in the final. This shirt was only worn in 3 or 4 qualifier matches in 1995, but I could not find any proof of the exact match where Pavel Kuka wore it.
However, this shirt can surely be seen as part of the biggest history of the Czech national team! I am very proud to hold this historic piece in my eyes, especially as I really loved the Czech team in 1996, which was one of the first tournaments I closely followed.
Speaking about the shirt it is... well, a template. But an amazing ridicolous one! I love it. This design is just very much 90s!