Vintage Ruben Paz #10 Uruguay National Team Match Worn Shirt for International Season 1979/80. Unique Adidas Model!!
Museum Piece from former Racing Club (Argentina) and Club Internacional Do Porto Alegre (Brazil) Legend.
Provenance: Former Peñarol & Uruguay National Team 1980 Teammate.
Ruben Wálter Paz Márquez (born 8 August 1959 in Artigas) is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a midfielder. Paz played at two FIFA World Cups for Uruguay and was also South American Footballer of the Year in 1988. He retired in 2006 at the age of 47. He's currently Peñarol's assistant coach.Ruben Paz began his career at the age of 17 when he joined the Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo in 1977. He played in Peñarol until February 1982, where he obtained important achievements, winning 3 Uruguayan league championships (1978, 1979 and 1981) and became top scorer of the Uruguayan league by 1981. In 1982, he emigrated to the Brazilian League, specifically the Rio Grande do Sul team Internacional, where he won three consecutive Gaúcho championships (1982, 1983, 1984) and was considered the best player of the Brazilian league by 1985/86. In 1986 he makes the leap to Europe, specifically to Matra Racing Paris (now the Racing Club de France) of the Ligue 1 of French Football, where he played alongside his compatriot Enzo Francescoli. The following year he was transferred to Racing Club de Avellaneda in the Argentine league, where he becomes the team leader and an idol for the fans of the squad that conquered the South American Super Cup and Interamericana Super Cup [es] in 1988. That same year he was crowned as both the Argentinian and South American Footballer of the Year. He was one of the few players in Argentinian football to be respected by all supporters. During the 1989-90 season he transferred to Genoa in the Serie A of the Italian Football League, coinciding with two compatriots, José Perdomo and Carlos Aguilera. The following year he returned to Racing Club. In 1993 he returned to Uruguay to play in Rampla Juniors, and the following year moved to the Frontera Rivera club, where he stayed until 2000, except for the 1996 season, when he played for Godoy Cruz of Mendoza, Argentina. Later he continued to play in smaller clubs, ending his playing career in 2006. International career Participated in the Uruguayan team that won the Mundialito in 1980. Later he played in two editions of the World Cup, those held in Mexico in 1986 and Italy in 1990, in which his national team was eliminated in second round by Italy.
Shirt details: Adidas Trademark. Made in Uruguay. Adidas logo painted on the shirt. Uruguay shield sublimated.Numbers sublimated on the shirt. See pictures for more details!!