Lot # 86: Alexis Garcia #8 Colombia National Team Match Worn Shirt vs Argentina National Team at Colombia, March 9, 1989 (Atletico Nacional & Colombia Legend)

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Item was in Auction "Futbol, The Passion",
which ran from 11/23/2018 12:00 PM to
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Alexis Garcia #8 Colombia National Team Match Worn Shirt against Argentina National Team for official friendly match played at Colombia, March 9, 1989. Unique model! Provenance: Argentina National Team player that swap with Garcia.

Camiseta de la Selección Nacional de Colombia #8 usada por Alexis García frente a la Selección Nacional Argentina por el partido amistoso jugado en Colombia el día 9 de marzo del 1989. Modelo único. Procedencia: Ex jugador de la Selección Argentina quien intercambió con García.

Alexis García along with seven more siblings, he grew up in barrio La Floresta of Medellín where he started his career playing for the Antioquia Football Selection. In 1980, he joined Once Caldas of Manizales and the same year he was called to play for the Colombia Olympic football team for the Moscow Olympic Games. In 1986, he joined Atlético Nacional of Medellín where he remained until his retirement in 1998. Known as "The Great Captain", Alexis Garcia was considered one of the Colombia's best midfielders and a crowd's favorite in a time when the Colombian football was starting to shine at the international level. In 1989 Garcia led Atlético Nacional to become Copa Libertadores champions. In 1988 Garcia debuted with the senior Colombia national football team against Canada, a game that the Colombians won 3-0. Because of misunderstandings with national team coach Francisco Maturana Alexis Garcia missed the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. His last game for the Colombian national team was on August 1993 against Paraguay. Garcia played a total of 25 games for Colombia and scored a total of 2 goals.

Shirt details: Made in Colombia. Size Medium. Colombia patch stitched. Number painted-stamped. See pictures for all details.

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