Rare Norberto "Beto" Alonso #10 River Plate (Argentina) Match Worn Short against Chivas Guadalajara (Mexico) for official match played at Los Angeles, December 16, 1986. Museum Piece. Provenance: Former River Plate 1986 player.
River Plate played a friendly official match against Chivas for celebrating Intercontinental Cup 1986.
Norberto Osvaldo Alonso (born 4 January 1953), known colloquially as "Beto" Alonso, is an Argentine former football midfielder, who played the majority of his career for the Argentine club River Plate, where he won 9 titles. He remains one of their most iconic players. He stands in fifth place in River Plate's all time goalscoring records with 149 goals and 7th place in their all time appearances record with 374 matches played.
An attacking midfielder, he rose through the ranks of River's youth divisions as the team was undergoing its infamous dry spell (18 years, 1957 to 1975, without a championship title). When Angel Labruna took the reins in 1975, Alonso was the team's anchor and holder of the No. 10 jersey. With reinforcements Roberto Perfumo and Ubaldo Fillol, and the maturing of players like Daniel Passarella, Carlos Morete, J. J. López and Reinaldo Merlo, Alonso led the squad that won both the Metropolitanoand the Nacional tournaments of 1975, ushering in a series of seven local titles in the period 1975-1981. Alonso was a key player of the successful team of 1985–86 that won River Plate's first Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup. In 1985, his main partner was Enzo Francescoli. By the time he retired, he had scored 166 goals in 464 matches.
Shorts details: Adidas trademark. Made in Argentina. Size 7. Adidas logo stitched on the short. Numbers stamped in felt / flock material. See pictures for more details!!