*Museum Piece* Walter Olivera #2 Peñarol (Uruguay) Match Worn Shirt vs Cobreloa for Copa Libertadores Final Match played at Chile, November 30, 1982.
Provenance: Direct provenance with photos!!
Still has the mark of the Captain armband (See pics)!!
Walter Daniel Olivera Prada (born August 16, 1952 in Parque del Plata is a former Uruguayan national soccer player and soccer coach. Between 1972 and 1982 he was the dominant person in the defense of the CA. Peñarol , with whom he won seven national championships as well as the Copa Libertadores and the World Cup in 1982 won. Until the mid-1980s he was also able to achieve success as a player and coach with the Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro . With the national team he also won the "small world championship" Mundialito in 1980 and the Copa America in 1983 with the Mundialito. In 1969, at the age of seventeen, scouts brought him to the capital, Montevideo, to join the youth of the top club Club Atlético Peñarol . In his early days, he found Montevideo quite uncomfortable and traveled from his hometown, about 40 km away, to training and games. For his first use in the Uruguayan professional league, he came in 1972 when the team from Penãrol was on a European tour and the first championship games began with the reserve. The game against Cerro was lost 0-1. On May 17, 1973, he made his debut under coach Hugo Bagnulo for the Uruguayan national soccer team in a 1-1 draw in Buenos Aires against Argentina. In his third international match in Bogotá in June against Colombia for the World Cup qualification, he and his opponent were sent off the field in the 22nd minute - which was to remain his only red card in the national jersey. In the same year he won his first national championship with Peñarol. In the following years, the bearded Olivera rose to captain Peñarols. A broken leg at an international match in Australia in April 1974 brought him out of the world championship of the same year. On his return to the place he withdrew in a friendly match once more breaks on the same leg. In total, he was busy with the injury for around seven months. Later in his career he would suffer fractures of the collarbone and shoulder blade. With Peñarol, Olivera won the Uruguayan championship six more times until the early 1980s. The highlight of the black and yellow was winning the Copa Libertadores in 1982 . After Peñarol had won all four games in the semi-final group games against CR Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro and CA River Plate from Buenos Aires, it was only enough for a goalless draw in November in the final first leg against CD Cobreloa from Chile at home at the venerable Estadio Centenario . However, Fernando Morena scored three days later in the second leg at the Estadio Nacional in the Chilean capital Santiago, who thus manifested himself as the top scorer of the competition for the third time, in the penultimate minute with the 1-0 the hit that brought the club the most coveted South American club trophy for the fourth time after 1960, 1961 and 1966. In December of that year there was then a duel in the Japanese capital Tokyo against the European Cup winner Aston Villa FC from Birmingham , who had defeated FC Bayern Munich in its continental final. In this game, too, the back team around captain Olivera and Nelson Gutiérrez - "outstanding", as it was reported - did not concede a goal. The Brazilian Jair Gonçalves with a free kick and the young left winger Walkir Silva ensured victory for the team coached by Hugo Bagnulo, the most successful coach in the Uruguayan championship history. In 1980 Walter Olivera celebrated his first major triumph with the national team.
Shirt details: Adidas trademark. Adidas logo stamped on the shirt. Number stitched in leather material. See photos for all details!!