Mikheil Meskhi #11 Soviet Union National Team Match Worn Shirt vs Argentina National Team for official match played at Buenos Aires, November 18, 1961.
Provenance: Collection of Argentina & Santos Legend, José Ramos Delgado.
Mikheil Meskhi (born 12 January 1937 in Tbilisi; died 22 April 1991 in Tbilisi) was a Georgian footballer. Nicknamed the "Georgian Garrincha" for his dazzling wing play, Meskhi was a creative force on the left flank for the Soviet Union. Career He started playing football at the age of 14 in Tbilisi. Local well-known specialist Archil Kiknadze was Meskhi's first coach. His unique football talent was soon obvious in the 35th Football School boys team he played in. During his career he played for Dynamo Tbilisi (1954–1969) and Lokomotiv Tbilisi (1970). He earned 35 caps for the USSR national football team, and participated in the 1962 World Cup. He also appeared on the Soviet squad for the first ever European Nations' Cup in 1960, which the Soviets won. In 1998, Meskhi was voted the best player in the history of Georgian football, and a member of the 20th-century Georgian "Dream Team."
Shirt details: CCCP stitched on the shirt. Numbers stitched on the shirt. See photos for all details!!