Rare German 'Mono' Burgos #1 River Plate (Argentina) Match Worn 'Bulldog' Shirt - Jersey for 1996-97 season. Provenance: Directly from former River Plate 1996-97 teammate. Very Rare Piece for River Plate Collectors!
Important Information: The originals jerseys of 'Jardin de Oscar' issued for players, the stamping of the Bulldog Logo, Number and Name is in orange color!!
Unique model, made by famous sports store 'Jardin de Oscar', who during 1996 and 1997 presented to German Burgos - Jose Luis Chilavert and Ignacio Gonzalez the classic 'Bulldog' goalkeeper design!!
Burgos usually used violet and red models of this kind of jersey and in some matches used the black model as Jose Luis Chilavert and Ignacio Fernandez.
Germán Adrián Ramón Burgos (born 16 April 1969), also known as El Mono Burgos, is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and is the assistant coach of Spanish club Atlético Madrid
Born in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Burgos started playing professionally with Ferro Carril Oeste. In 1994, he moved to Argentine Primera División giants Club Atlético River Plate where he was dubbed Mono (monkey) because of his height and disheveled appearance, going on to win several titles during his spell, notably the 1994 Apertura where his team did not lose one single game. Burgos moved abroad in July 1999, joining Spain's RCD Mallorca. During his two-year spell in the Balearic Islands, he played understudy to compatriot Leo Franco; on 27 November 1999, he was suspended for 11 games for assaulting RCD Espanyol player Manolo Serrano in a match played the following week, in an action that eluded the referee but was caught on camera. Burgos signed for Atlético Madrid in the 2001–02 season, with the capital club in Segunda División. He had his best year in the country in an eventual return to La Liga after a two-year absence, but appeared less in the following two campaigns, retiring at the end of 2003–04 aged 35. He was remembered for his performance in a Madrid derby against Real Madrid in the Colchoneros' first season back in the top flight, in which he saved Luís Figo's penalty kick with his nose, causing a bloody injury; he played on, and his team found an equaliser for a 2–2 draw.
Burgos played 35 times for the Argentina national team, over seven years. He was second-choice at both the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, backing up Carlos Roa in the former tournament and Pablo Cavallero four years later.
Shirt details: 'Jardin de Oscar' trademark. Size L-XL. Quilmes & BullDog stamped in orange ink. Quilmes number stamped in orange ink. German Burgos name stamped in orange felt / flock material. See picture for more details!!