*Historic* Jose Nasazzi Uruguay National Team AMSTERDAM OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL Match Worn Shirt vs Argentina June 13, 1928.
*Provenance: LOA by 1930 World Cup Museum*
Olympics Amsterdam 1928 Gold Medal Match Story:
In the final the Uruguayans played Argentina who had trounced Egypt (clearly out of their depth against more sophisticated opposition, they conceded 6 goals to Argentina and 11 to Italy in the bronze medal match).
The final itself was a close-run affair. Both nations had been undefeated in competitive matches against other nations but had traded losses to each other since the last Olympic competition. The interest was immense. The Dutch had received 250,000 requests for tickets from all over Europe.
Once again, there was little in it; the first game finished 1-1 and the tie went to a replay. Uruguay's Scarone converted the winner in the second half of that game.
Incredible piece that features FIFA World Cup 1930 Golden Ball -
Nasazzi is the Babe Ruth of football-soccer!!
José Nasazzi Yarza (24 March 1901 – 17 June 1968) was a Uruguayan footballer who played as a defender. He captained his country when they won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930. Nasazzi (first from left, at bottom) with the Uruguay team in 1926. He was born in Bella Vista, Montevideo to Giuseppe, an Italian immigrant from Esino Lario (near Milan), and María Jacinta Yarza from the Basque Country of Spain. Nasazzi is regarded by many as Uruguay's greatest ever football player. He was known as "El Gran Mariscal" (The Great Marshal) and had already won the gold medal at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games, as well as the South American Championship in 1923, 1924 and 1926, by the time of the first World Cup. On individual level, he was selected as best player at FIFA World Cup 1930 and twice (1923 & 1935) at South American Championship (the predecessor of Copa America). During the 1930 FIFA World Cup tournament, Uruguay's only serious rivals were their neighbors Argentina. After defeating Peru and Romania in the first round, Uruguay defeated Yugoslavia 6–1 in the semi-finals to set up a final against Argentina. Although his team were 2–1 behind at half-time, Nasazzi rallied his teammates in the second half, leading them to a 4–2 victory and making himself the first captain to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy. Although Uruguay refused to defend their title in 1934, Nasazzi won the South American Championship again (in 1935), before retiring in 1937 with 41 international appearances.
Shirt Details: Williams & Co - Jeux & Sports - trademark. Made in Paris (France). See photos for all details!!