Jose Milton Melgar #8 Bolivia National Team Match Worn Shirt for International Season 1988-89.
Provenance: Former Club Independiente Goalkeeper *Player Collection*
José Milton Melgar Soruco (born September 20, 1959) is a retired Bolivian football midfielder. In 2006, he was appointed by the Bolivian Government under President Evo Morales as Minister of Sports, but he resigned a year later. He currently runs his own youth football academy in his hometown. At the club level, Melgar played for Blooming, Bolívar, Oriente Petrolero and Real Santa Cruz in Bolivia, as well as Everton (VdM) and Cobreloa in Chile. He also played in Argentina for the two giants and fierce rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate. In addition, during his career, he also had 53 Copa Libertadores appearances with 2 goals scored. International Melgar was capped 89 times and scored 6 international goals for Bolivia between 1980 and 1997. His tally of 89 caps was a national record until January 31, 2002, when it was broken by Marco Sandy who obtained his 90th cap in a friendly match against Brazil. Melgar played all three matches at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and his club at that time was The Strongest.
Shirt details: Penalty trademark. Made in Brazil. Size L. Bolivia shield stamped / painted on the shirt. Number stamped in felt / flock material. See photos for all details!!