There were no offers for the historic jersey of the team that won gold at the Olympic Games. from 1924

There were no offers for the historic jersey of the team that won gold at the Olympic Games.  from 1924
There were no offers for the historic jersey of the team that won gold at the Olympic Games.  from 1924

A historic football shirt, the only known one that remains of those worn by the Uruguayan team during the conquest of gold in the Paris Olympic Games in 1924, was auctioned this Wednesday in Montevideobut he was unsuccessful and did not receive any offers.

The forward’s jacket Roman Angelwho played the game in which Uruguay achieved Olympic glory for the first time by beating Switzerland 3-0 in Colombes, on the outskirts of Paris, went on sale at a base price of $90,000, reported Zorrilla Subastas, but the historical interest was not enough for it to have offers.

Sebastián Zorrilla, director of the auction house, told AFP that he received many inquiries about that piece from collectors and institutions abroad, including from the FIFA, organizer of the first Olympic football championship in the run-up to the organization of the world championships of the beautiful sport.

“We would love for it to remain in the Museum of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) but we’ll see what happens,” he said before the auction.

On the other hand, another historic Celeste shirt was also put up for sale, in this case successfully. It is the one used by defender Ernesto Mascheroni during the first FIFA World Cup, disputed in Montevideo in 1930, when Uruguay was crowned champion. The jacket was taken by a European buyer, offering its base price of $50,000.


Auction details

The two jackets, made of cotton and without a number on the back since that was not yet fashionable, have certified origin. Romano’s is identified with his name written next to the number 1924, but it has no mark. Mascheroni’s wears the label of the English brand St. Margaret, which then dressed the European and South American teams.

Among the 180 pieces of sports memorabilia that will go under the hammer is a silver and gold pocket cigarette case that a group of Uruguayans in Paris gave to the captain of the national team, José Nasazzi, during a dinner at the Palais d’Orsay for the victory in the games.

There is also a souvenir stick from Paris-1924 that the owner of the house where the celestial team stayed gave to Nasazzi. “She put the Uruguayan flag on it to encourage the team,” Zorrilla said, and showed a hidden inner pole in the cane where you can see remains of the national flag in silk.

Among the lots of documents, photos, medals and football shirts, a jacket with the number 10 of Napoli, 1987-1988 season, autographed by Diego Maradonawith signature authenticated by James Spence Authentication of USA.

They also highlight a ball from 2014 Brazil World in its original box and signed by Luis Suárez, and a shirt from the French soccer team belonging to Patrick Vieira, worn in the match against Togo during the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

The auction, scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, will take place in person at the Zorrilla Subastas headquarters in downtown Montevideo, with the possibility of bidding online through the platforms Invaluable, from the United States, and Drouot. , from France.

Source: Ambito

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