Raul Pini #6 Millonarios Futbol Club (Colombia) for Colombia Professional League during 1951-52. Museum Piece.
Raul Pini was an Uruguay defender instrumental and part of the historic "Ballet Azul" where players such as Alfredo Di Stefano , Nestor Rossi , Mario Boyé and Adolfo Pedernera played.
Provenance: Shirt will come with full letter of authenticity from 1930 Uruguay World Cup Museum.
Hermenegildo Raúl Pini Giovio ( Fray Bentos , Rio Black , Uruguay 2 as June as 1923 - † 2 as October as 1988 ) was a Uruguayan footballer who played as a defender and carried his football Uruguay , Colombia and Peru . Childhood: Raúl Pini grew up in Fray Bentos, along with his three brothers, in a humble family and always after learning to take the first steps he walked behind a ball so it was simply paper, rag, rubber or as a rare leather fact . Along with the school years that went by, football always prevailed in him and his brothers.The Pini became soccer players, and the neighborhood team that is much stronger today began to act in Laureles. Doña Maria Giovio did not like her children to break sneakers after the ball or to get their robes completely dirty or to arrive with torn clothes, however, the boys' passion could more, much more ... and that violent situations were recorded from the very beginning: Raúl says that "I was barely 14 years old and started playing in Third as" centrojás ". One day we were practicing and I had a tremendous encounter with the" Chueco "Peirano who later also came to play in Montevideo. As a result I stayed with the fractured nasal stand and without knowledge for a while. When I woke up they were attending me away from the court in a help room. " Trajectory Raul "the puppy" Pini began in the quarries of the Laureles Football Club in his hometown happening in 1942 to Nacional of Montevideo .just debut in first division nicknamed him "Puppy" .About saw him play say more than a puppy in the The court was transformed into a real lion, but not only because of its brute force but also because of the way it solved the plays. Its figure grew in a way that seemed impregnable and many say it was one of the best backs ever seen. in our country next to the great "Marshal" José Nasazzi and the Brazilian Domingos Da Guía. Raúl Pini was an excellent soccer player. Those who saw him play, teammates and rivals agree that he was as skilled as the best striker and that he had strength (in the best sense of the word) as the best defense. Good football and treated the ball with great delicacy, with great skill and dexterity. All these characteristics served to earn everyone's respect and admiration. With Nacional he played more than 300 games and won 4 Uruguayan championships. He also played in the Millionaires FC at the time of the " Colombian gold ", integrating the famous squad called "the Blue Ballet". That team was also called the" Globbe Trotters of football. " , Pedernera and Maurín all Argentines ". We went on tour, Pini said, and we beat almost everyone, they just tied us, it was the selection of Sweden. At Real Madrid in the famous stadium of" Chamartín "we made no less than 4 goals. We had fun and we made the ball run, giving the "gringos" every barbaric dance, movie. We were suckling and going like crazy. It was a potato to face them. The difference in our favor was too much. "If Raúl Pini had stayed playing in Nacional, he could have started in the 1950 World Cupsince his teammates in the defense of Nacional Schubert Gambetta and Eusebio Tejera were starters in the Maracanazo . He finished his career at the Peruvian Sporting Cristal between 1956 and 1959, where he became champion in 1956, the year where the Rimac beer team had his first participation in tournaments in his country. His first debut: Raúl Pini played until he emigrated to Colombia 220 games defending Nacional, then he would exceed that number when he returned in 1955. In that period he scored only 2 goals. One when the tricolor closed one of its most glorious cycles in 1943 and another two years later. Raúl Pini recalled in an interview granted to the supplement "Sports Stars" number 18 that came out with the newspaper "El Diario" of Montevideo in 1978 especially the day he debuted in First in that glorious team that reached the famous quinquennium. It was on Sunday 16 of May 1943 and Nacional had to face Wanderers for the Competition Tournament. They threw 3 to 3 before 25,000 spectators. The formation of the champion was that day like this: Aníbal Paz, Raúl Pini, and Rodríguez Candales, Gambetta.Rodolfo Pini, and Leguizamón, Luis Ernesto Castro, Ciocca, Atilo García, Porta and Zapirain. Although they devastated with how much rival came out just in the day in which Raul made his first weapons in First ended in a draw. obtaining the fifth consecutive championship and the sixth Cup for the Tournament of Honor also one after another.
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