Lot # 68: Rare Roberto "Toro" Acuña #8 Argentinos Juniors (Argentina) Match Worn Shirt for Argentinean League 1994 (Paraguay & Zaragoza Legend)

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Item was in Auction "José Luis Brown & Friends, The Tribute",
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Rare Roberto "Toro" Acuña #8 Argentinos Juniors (Argentina) Match Worn Shirt for Argentinean League 1994. Provenance: Former Argentinos Juniors Player and teammate.

Rara Camiseta de Argentinos Juniors (Argentina) #8 usada por Roberto "Toro" Acuña #8 en la Temporada 1994. Raro Sponsor de Mendoza cuando Argentinos Juniors jugó en Mendoza por problemas administrativos. Procedencia: Ex jugador de Argentinos Juniors y compañero de Acuña.

Roberto Miguel Acuña Cabello (Spanish pronunciation: [ro'βe?to mi'?el a'ku?a ka'βe?o]; born 25 March 1972) is a Paraguayan retired footballer. Nicknamed El Toro (bull) due to his strength and dominating presence, he operates mainly as a central midfielder. He spent several years as a professional in Spain at Zaragoza and Deportivo, appearing rarely for the latter club. Acuña played 100 times for Paraguay, representing the nation in three World Cups and four Copa América tournaments. Acuña was born in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina, emigrating to Paraguay at a young age and starting playing for Club Nacional in 1989. After five years, he decided to acquire the country's citizenship to play for the national team, eventually becoming the second most capped player in Paraguay's history, second only to Carlos Gamarra. Afterwards, Acuña played four seasons back in Argentina, with Argentinos Juniors, Club Atlético Independiente and Boca Juniors, before moving to Europe in 1997 where he signed with Spain's Real Zaragoza. With the Aragonese he was an amazing midfield fixture, helping the side to the 2001 conquest of the Copa del Rey.In 2001, he won the Paraguayan Footballer of the Year award.Consequently, Acuña attracted attention from Deportivo de La Coruña, which bought the player for five years and €11 million even though he was still due a five-match suspension from the previous season, where Zaragoza was relegated.With the Galicians, however, he never appeared more than seven times in the league during his spell, also struggling with injuries[5] and being often loaned.Acuña first retired in 2007, finishing his career in Paraguay with Olimpia Asunción. However, in 2009, he came out of inactivity, signing with lowly Club Rubio Ñu; in 2012, the 40-year-old joined Club 12 de Octubre. In 2015, aged 43, Acuña helped Deportivo Recoleta gain promotion to the Paraguayan Primera División B.In December of that year, he re-joined former club Rubio Ñu.[9][10] International career Like central defender Gamarra, Acuña appeared in three FIFA World Cups – 1998, 2002 and 2006 – and collected 100 caps in total, scoring five goals.He played in all the matches for the national in all three editions, and was the first Paraguayan to be sent off in a World Cup when he elbowed Germany's Michael Ballack in the last minute of the 0–1 round-of-16 loss on 15 June 2002 (for a second bookable offense).In the build-up to the 2006 World Cup, Acuña made headlines in Sweden after reportedly having asked a FIFA employee to phone and try to arrange a date with a female photographer.He retired from international competition on 11 June 2011 at the age of 39, captaining Paraguay in a friendly with Romania.

Shirt details: Adidas Trademark. Made in Argentina. Size 4 (X-large) See pictures for all details.



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