Ricardo Fontana #6 Bolivia National Team Match Worn Shirt for International Season 1989.
Provenance: Uruguay 1989 National Team Player
Ricardo Fontana Miley ( Buenos Aires , Argentina . 17 of October of 1950 ) is an Argentine former footballer who played in the position of Defense and currently serves as Technical Director. Ricardo "El Tano" Fontana is the last of 6 siblings from a family of Italian origin who emigrated to Argentina in the 50s of the twentieth century . He trained at Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro and very young emigrated to Bolivia as a result of an offer from the leaders of the Always Ready Club , a team in which he debuted in the First Division at the age of 19. Very physical player as well as coach, he quickly caught the attention of other teams from the Primera A La Paz , which at that time was the most competitive professional soccer association in Bolivia and was quickly signed by the recently promoted Club Litoral , a team in the who played until 1973 . However, it was in The Strongest where he showed his best version, until he became one of the "historical leaders" of the team and its captain. He played on the 'tabby' team for a total of 15 years, interrupted by his brief stint at Oriente Petrolero and Bolívar in 1983 and 1984 . With The Strongest he managed to win 4 national titles (1 Copa Simón Bolívar and 3 Leagues , in addition to participating in 8 editions of the Copa Libertadores de América . In 1993 , at the age of 43, he signed for the Chaco Petrolero that that year participated in the League, retiring in that season from activity as a soccer player. Later he was Coach of The Strongest on two occasions. The first as interim , in 1999 and later hired in 2008 . Bolivian team Despite having Bolivian nationality for several years, it was not until the 1989 Copa América in Brazil that he was called for the first time by Argentine coach Jorge Habbeger , debuting on July 4 , 1989 in Goiania against Uruguay at the age 39 years old. Later he was even called up to face the 1989 Qualifying rounds , where the Bolivian soccer team was left out of the Italy'90 World Cup by difference of one goal.
Shirt details: Penalty trademark. Made in Brazil. Size L. Bolivia shield stamped / painted like on the shirt. Number stamped / painted like on the shirt. See photos for all details!!