*Unique* Rene Houseman #7 Club Huracán (Argentina) Match Worn Shirt during 1979-80 (FIFA World Cup 1978 Champion)
Rare model used just a couple of matches with red number!
Provenance: *PLAYER COLLECTION* with PLAYER PICS
René Orlando Houseman (19 July 1953 – 22 March 2018), nicknamed Loco, was an Argentine footballer, who played as a right winger. At the beginning of his career, Houseman was considered successor of legendary winger Omar Corbatta, being still regarded by many sports journalists as one of the best Argentine wingers ever. An extraordinarily skilled player, Houseman was characterised by his outstanding dribbling ability, speed and mischief into the field. Houseman dribbling while playing for Huracán, 1973 Houseman was born in La Banda, Santiago del Estero Province. Despite having started his career at Club Atlético Excursionistas youth divisions, Houseman debuted professionally playing for Excursionistas's arch-rival Defensores de Belgrano, where he won its first title, the Primera C championship in 1971. At the beginning of 1973, as a recommendation by manager César Menotti, he was hired by Club Atlético Huracán. Mother, don't worry because these legs will save you — Houseman to his mother at the beginning of his career Houseman was a keyplayer of the Huracán team that won the 1973 Metropolitano championship. Managed by Menotti, that squad is widely regarded as one of the best Argentine teams ever, where Houseman played along with notable players such as Miguel Brindisi, Carlos Babington and Omar Larrosa.Houseman is a mixture of Maradona and Garrincha — César Menotti.After leaving Huracán in 1980, Houseman spent a short time in River Plate (only one season, 1981), then moving to Chile to play for Colo Colo and then to South Africa when he joined AmaZulu F.C.. In 1984 he returned to Argentina to play for Independiente but he only played 3 matches in total. Nevertheless, Houseman was part of the roster that won the Libertadores and Intercontinental Cups that year. Houseman retired from football in 1985, playing for his first club, Excursionistas, a match v. Boca Juniors.International career: Houseman (right) kicking the ball while Italian defender Tarcisio Burgnich tries to stop him, at the 1974 FIFA World Cup During his international career Houseman also played for the Argentina national team and participated at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where he scored three goals. His greatest achievement in football was being a member of the 1978 FIFA World Cup winning team and scoring in the 6-0 win over Peru. Post retirement Houseman was part of the coaching staff lead by Angel Cappa that managed Huracán between 2008 and 2009. He said he was never paid for his services. Personal life: Houseman's career was cut short due to problems with alcoholism, with which he struggled for most of his life. Houseman even scored a goal versus River Plate in which he claims he doesn't remember it as he was drunk throughout that game. In 2017, it was revealed that Houseman had tongue cancer. The Argentine Football Association announced that it would help him to afford medical treatment. Houseman died on 22 March 2018 after a long battle with cancer, eight days after the death of his 1978 teammate, Ruben Galvan.
Shirt details: Uribarri trademark. Made in Argentina. Huracan shield painted on the shirt. Number stitched in leather material. See photos for all details!!