*Rare Model* Walter Olivera #2 Uruguay National Team Match Worn Shirt for International Season 1983.
*Provenance: Former Peñarol & Uruguay National Team Player direct Collection*
Walter Daniel Olivera Prada (born August 16, 1952 in Parque del Plata is a former Uruguayan national soccer player and soccer coach. He embodied the robust Uruguayan defender of his era - "marcamos sucio, bien a la uruguaya" was his motto: "rough cover, the good Uruguayan way." 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 . Early years Walter "Indio" Olivera was born in La Palmita , a small town about ten kilometers from Atlántida in the hinterland of the Uruguayan Costa de Oro , the son of a farm laborer. Olivera also often worked as a farm laborer before joining the youth of the capital club Club Atlético Peñarol at the age of 17 . From the age of 15 he played for the now defunct club of La Palmita , with which he competed in the local league. Originally he was used there as a center forward, but turned out to be less dangerous. After the failure of a defender, he was ordered to his position due to his stature. 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. Successes with Peñarol and the national team 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. At the Mundialito , held in Montevideo on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first edition of the soccer world championship , in which all previous world champions except England, which was replaced by the runner-up Netherlands, took part, Uruguay defeated Brazil 2-1 in the final for the young Sócrates . In the 1983 Copa América won Uruguay to the great Enzo Francescoli by a 2: 0 victory in the final against Brazil the title of 1983 . Olivera was only used in two group games. His use With a 2-2 in a friendly game on September 26, 1983 at Bloomfield Stadiumof Tel Aviv-Jaffa against Israel he gave his 30th and final performance for Celeste , for whom he scored a goal in a friendly against Switzerland in 1980. As early as 1975 he took part in the Copa America with Uruguay. At the time, Uruguay had a bye to the semi-finals as the defending champion and failed there to Colombia, which in turn lost in the final against Peru. In qualifying for the World Championships in 1978 and 1982, he failed with Uruguay on Bolivia and Peru. In 1976 he also took part in a qualifier for the 1976 Olympic Games and scored a goal in the 1-1 draw against Chile. Uruguay qualified but decided not to participate.
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