Lot #992
Soccer: Garrincha

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Estimate: $500+
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Description

Official Milionarios Football Club jersey worn in an exhibition match by right winger Garrincha. The Athleta cotton jersey, size 10, features the club patch to the left chest with yellow letters, “Athleta,” and the back features a large red “7.” In fine condition, with expected wear from use, which includes some light staining. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Maria Auxiliadora Garcia Reis Castro Decaro, the sister of Brazilian footballer Afonsinho, who affirms that the jersey was a gift to her brother from Garrincha when he played for the Milionarios, a team made up of former professionals that played exhibition matches around Brazil. Garrincha is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He was voted into the World Team of the 20th Century by 250 of the world's most respected football writers and journalists, came seventh in the FIFA Player of the Century grand jury vote, and was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021