Rare Norberto "Beto" Alonso #10 River Plate (Argentina) Match Worn Shirt for 1978-79 season. Museum Piece. Provenance: Former River Plate 1978-79 player.
Camiseta del Club Atlético River Plate (Argentina) #10 usada por Norberto "Beto" Alonso durante la Temporada 1978-79 del Campeonato Argentino. Procedencia: Jugador de River Plate durante la Temporada 1978-79. Pieza de Museo
Norberto Osvaldo Alonso (born 4 January 1953), known colloquially as "Beto" Alonso, is an Argentine former football midfielder, who played the majority of his career for the Argentine club River Plate, where he won 9 titles. He remains one of their most iconic players. He stands in fifth place in River Plate's all time goalscoring records with 149 goals and 7th place in their all time appearances record with 374 matches played.
An attacking midfielder, he rose through the ranks of River's youth divisions as the team was undergoing its infamous dry spell (18 years, 1957 to 1975, without a championship title). When Angel Labruna took the reins in 1975, Alonso was the team's anchor and holder of the No. 10 jersey. With reinforcements Roberto Perfumo and Ubaldo Fillol, and the maturing of players like Daniel Passarella, Carlos Morete, J. J. López and Reinaldo Merlo, Alonso led the squad that won both the Metropolitanoand the Nacional tournaments of 1975, ushering in a series of seven local titles in the period 1975-1981. Alonso was a key player of the successful team of 1985–86 that won River Plate's first Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup. In 1985, his main partner was Enzo Francescoli. By the time he retired, he had scored 166 goals in 464 matches.
Shirt details: Textil Sport trademark. Made in Argentina. Size 40. Numbers stitched in plastic-leather material. See photos for more details!