*Rare Model* Vintage Gabriele Oriali #7 Inter Milan (Italy) Match Worn Shirt during 1978-79 Season.
Provenance: *Player Collection of former Racing Club & Argentina National Team Player.*
Fifa World Cup 1982 Champion and Internatzionale Legend!!
Gabriele "Lele" Oriali (born 25 November 1952) is an Italian former footballer who primarily played as a defensive midfielder but could also play in defence. As a player, he was known in particular for his stamina, work-rate, ball-winning ability, and for his adeptness at breaking down opposition plays. Oriali spent his club career initially with Inter, and subsequently with Fiorentina. At international level, he represented Italy at the 1980 European Championship, and was also a member of the team that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Following his retirement, he worked as a manager and as a sporting director.A native of Como (Lombardy), son of an Italian father and a Romanian mother, Oriali played for the Inter youth team for four seasons before being promoted to the senior Inter squad; he would spend most of his career with Inter, making his professional debut for the club during the 1970–71 Scudetto winning season, and was an integral part of the Inter squad of the 1970s and early 1980s. With Inter, he won the scudetto again during the 1979–80 season (scoring 6 goals), and the Coppa Italia twice; his first Coppa victory was during the 1977–78 season, whilst his second came during the 1981–82 season. In all he played 70 matches and scored 8 goals for Inter in the Coppa Italia competition. Oriali played 45 matches and scored 3 goals for Inter in European cup competitions. He was part of the team that lost to Ajax in the 1971–72 European Cup final. Oriali is also remembered for a heroic performance in a Milan Derby, played on 25 October 1981. In that game he scored the winning goal but also required thirty stitches having been booted in the face by the A.C. Milan defender Mauro Tassotti. That year Inter won both of its derby games, a feat that would not be repeated until 2007, 26 years later.After winning the 1982 FIFA World Cup with Italy, and following the end of the 1982–83 season, he moved to Fiorentina where he played for four seasons. He retired from football in 1987 after 384 games (40 goals) in Serie A. International career Oriali was called up to the Italy national football team for the first time on 21 December 1978, under manager Enzo Bearzot, in a friendly against Spain, quickly earning a starting spot. His one and only goal for Italy came in a friendly against Sweden, which was played in Florence on 26 September 1979; the game finished in a 1–0 Italian victory. Oriali played for Italy in the 1980 European Championship, where Italy finished in fourth place on home soil, losing to Czechoslovakia in a penalty shootout in the third-place match, after reaching the semi-final. In 1982, he was a key member of the Italian National team which traveled to Spain to win the 1982 World Cup. Oriali appeared in five games at the tournament, including the victorious final against West Germany, which Italy won 3–1, to win their third FIFA World Cup. He was also featured in Italy's second round matches against Argentina and Brazil, in the "group of death", and he also appeared as Italy defeated Poland in the semi-final.Oriali's last game for Italy was on 29 May 1983 against Sweden, played in Gothenburg, as part of the qualifying for the 1984 European Championship. Italy lost the game 0–2. In total, he made 28 appearances for Italy between 1978 and 1983, scoring 1 goal.
Shirt details: Puma trademark. Puma logo stitched on the shirt. Number stamped on the shirt in felt-flock material painted like. See photos for all details!!