Lot # 108: *Rare* Turu Flores #11 Deportivo La Coruña (Spain) Match Worn Shirt for Spanish League "La Liga" 1998-99 (Velez Sarsfield & Deportivo La Coruña Legend)

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*Rare Away Model* Turu Flores #11 Deportivo La Coruña (Spain) Match Worn Shirt for Spanish League "La Liga" 1998-99

Museum Piece away model from Deportivo historic player!!

Provenance: Former Las Palmas Argentine Player-Teammate.

José Oscar "Turu" Flores Bringas (born 16 May 1971) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker, and is a manager. He started his professional career with Vélez Sarsfield in his native country, winning seven titles during the club's successful 1990s era. He then spent the following eight years in Spain – 194 league matches and 61 goals both major levels combined, mainly with Deportivo – and also played twice for the Argentina national team. Born in Buenos Aires, Flores started his career with Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in 1990, going on to play a major part in their most successful era in the mid-1990s. During his time at the club he won seven major titles, including three national championships, the 1994 edition of the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup. In 1996, Flores joined UD Las Palmas in the Spanish second division for a then-record sum spent by any club in that tier, 500 million pesetas. He scored 21 goals in his second season, helping the Canary Islands team qualify for the promotion/relegation playoffs, eventually lost to Real Oviedo (3–4 on aggregate). After his performances, Flores joined Deportivo de La Coruña also in the country, alongside teammate Manuel Pablo. He formed an efficient striker partnership with Portuguese Pauleta first and Dutch Roy Makaay after, as the Galicians won the first La Liga title in their history in 2000; on 6 February of that year, he only needed 21 minutes on the pitch after coming on as a substitute for Djalminha to contribute to a 5–2 home crushing of Real Madrid. Flores then played for Real Valladolid, RCD Mallorca and Ciudad de Murcia – the latter in the second level – with very little impact. In 2004, the 33-year-old returned to Argentina with Club Atlético Independiente. In 2006, while at Club Atlético Aldosivi in his homeland's division two, Flores announced his retirement from football only to join Lyn Fotball in Norway in March of the following year, being joined in that adventure by compatriot Matías Almeyda. While with the Oslo side he only played 45 minutes of a first-round cup match, and retired altogether shortly after.

Shirt details: Adidas trademark. Size XL. Made in England. Adidas logo and La Coruña shield stitched. LFP patch stitched on the sleeve. Name and number stamped on the shirt. See photos for more details!!

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