The original handwritten draft of the rules of soccer, from 1858, and the only known surviving copy of the printed Rules, Regulations, & Laws of the Sheffield Foot-Ball Club, published in 1859, were sold at an auction for more than $1.4 million in 2011.
As Futbolasta strives to bring the most impressive memorabilia to the market, as Lot #1 of #GOAT Episode 2 in April we present the most historical and significant football documents ever brought to auction since the Rules of the Game: THE PROJECT of the first ever FIFA World Cup in 1930 (Estimated value 200,000 - 300,000 USD).
Check all document pictures as you can READ an official translation of the Document in english!!! (See all pictures please)!!
Provenance: Juan Capelan former Uruguay Centenary Stadium Museologist & Football Uruguay Most Respected Historian.
This set of documents illustrates the project, motive, letter of intent, and first draft of presentation of the first FIFA World Cup, held in Uruguay in 1930.
Documents Story telling:
At the Conference held by FIFA in June of 1928 in Amsterdam, the plan was set forth to hold the 1st World Football Championship in 1930.
In February of 1929, Messrs. Roberto Espil and José Usera presented to the National Football Club the project of having Uruguay be the site of this 1st World Cup. They highlighted the special occasion of our Centennial, and the fact that Uruguay had been the football champion in the previous two Olympic Games, in 1924 and 1928.
The athletic organization took on the project and presented it to the Uruguayan Football Association. At the Congress of the American Confederation, all of the nations of the American continent backed Uruguay’s ambitions, and as a project of the architect Juan Scasso, Montevideo’s Centenario Stadium was constructed.
When the FIFA Conference met in Barcelona on May 18, 1929, Montevideo was designated with acclaim as the site of the 1st World Cup Championship
Official Translation (Check all pictures!!!).....
Montevideo, February 19, 1929
Mr. President of the Uruguayan Football Association
Dr. Don Rau´l Jude
I have the honor of presenting, for the consideration of the Honorable Superior Council of the Association, the attached project, approved unanimously by the Executive Committee under my Presidency, proposing the holding of a World Championship in Montevideo for the celebration of the 1st centennial of this country’s independence.