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1984 Olympics Game-Worn Volleyball Uniform Team Brazil Silver Medal
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Until the 1980s, Brazil was not an important player. In 1982, an excellent team was formed; some important players were William, Bernard, Renan Dalzotto (who, having double nationality, would play later in Italy), Xando, Montanaro and Bernardinho (who today is coach of the Brazilian team); the team was head to head with the Soviets, and became favorite to win the Olympics in 1984, when USSR decided not to participate; however, the team was beaten by the Americans and got only the silver medal.
That group was dubbed “the silver generation” of the Brazilian volleyball.
That team helped boost the interest of Brazilians for volleyball; more and more children started practicing the sport. In 1992, in Barcelona, a new generation conquered the gold medal; the new players were Mauricio, Tande, Giovanni, Ricardo Negrao, Pele, etc. The group was dubbed “the golden generation”.
Ever since, the interest has only grown; volleyball became one of the most popular sports in Brazil, and the results show it.
Presented is a uniform worn by a Brazilian volleyball player from the 1984 Olympic “silver generation” team. It is classic dark blue Adidas long sleeve collared shirt with yellow striping down the arms. “BRASIL” is across the chest along with the Adidas logo in felt application. Tagging in the collar shows it is a [size] 12. The player was “3” showcased on the front/back (also in felt application).
The uniform is complete with the matching shorts. They also have yellow/blue striping accenting the legs and an Adidas logo on the right side. According to the tagging they are a [size] G. Overall, a great opportunity to own a jersey from the team that revolutionized the popularity of the country’s sport and the continued success to follow.
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