Lot # 24: Omar Larrosa #8 Club Independiente (Argentina) Match Worn Shirt for Argentina Metropolitan Tournament 1979 - *Player Provenance* (FIFA World Cup 1978 Champion - Museum Piece)

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Omar Larrosa #8 Club Independiente (Argentina) Match Worn Shirt for Argentina Metropolitan Tournament 1979. (FIFA World Cup 1978 Champion - Museum Piece)

Provenance: Omar Larrosa Player Provenance (See player with shirt on hand)

Omar Ruben Larrosa (born 18 November 1947 in Lanús, Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine footballer, who played as a midfielder, and the current assistant coach at Boca Juniors.[1] He is perhaps most famous for having been part of the Argentine 1978 World Cup winning team. Larrosa started his career at Boca Juniors in 1967, but he was soon allowed to leave by the club. He played for Argentinos Juniors for the 1969 season and although the team struggled, Larrosa played well and was invited to return to Boca. In the 1970 season Larrosa won his first trophy although he didn't actually play in the final of the Nacional against Rosario Central. The following season he traveled to Central America to join Guatemalan champions CSD Comunicaciones, and was a symbol on this club that is the best in the area. He played for Huracán between 1972 and 1976, this was a relatively successful era for the club, as well as winning the Metropolitano in 1973, the club finished as runners up in Metropolitano's 1975 and 1976 and reached the semi-finals of the Nacional in 1976. In 1977 Larrosa was signed by Independiente for whom he played for between 1977 and 1980. These were his golden years as a player, he helped his team to win back to back "Nacional" Tournaments. After Larrosa left Independiente in 1980 he had a short spell with Vélez Sársfield before joining San Lorenzo.The 1981 season progressed disastrously for San Lorenzo, ending with the club relegated from the Primera for the first time in their history, this catastrophe prompted Larrosa's retirement from football at the age of 34. International career Larossa was included in the Argentina squad that won the 1978 FIFA World Cup on home soil.In the World Cup final he came on as a 65th-minute substitute with Argentina 1–0 up against the Netherlands, but Argentina couldn't hold onto their lead and the Dutch equalised in the 82nd minute. The game went into extra time and Argentina scored twice to win the game 3–1.

Shirt details: Adidas trademark. Made in Argentina. Independiente shield stitched on the shirt. Adidas logo stitched on the shirt. Number stitched on the shirt. See photos for more details!!

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