Fluminense 1978 player shirt by Athleta believed to have been match worn in the Amsterdam Tournament match against Ajax played at the Olympisch Stadion on the 18th August 1978.

This was only the fourth edition of the annual pre-season tournament hosted by the Dutch giants and it also featured Anderlecht and AZ Alkmaar this year.

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This was the Semi Final and the game was a thriller finishing 2-2 after 90 minutes meaning it had to be decided by a penalty shoot-out in which the hosts triumphed 5-4. Flu had last won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1970 and the Campeonato Carioca in '76 and had just lost legend Roberto Rivelino who moved to Saudi Arabia in the summer of '78, they did have international star defender Edinho though. The shirt is made by Athleta who manufactured the Brazil national team shirts from 1954-77 including at the 1970 World Cup.

Correct player size cloth print professionally machine stitched, crest is also machine stitched, made from 100% cotton, design not commercially available, swapped with an Ajax player and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided.

 

 

 

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