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Zico Game-Used #10 Brazil National Team Home Shirt 1981- Photo-Style from actual game

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Winning Bid: $1,350.00

Winning Bid: $1,350.00

Auction ends: 2019-04-13 23:00
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This is one of the best ZICO examples out on the soccer market today.  Sometimes it is difficult to discern whether a shirt was issued or worn by a player, however, not with this ZICO shirt as it is iron clad.  This shirt can be photo-styled to the 1981 Brazil vs. Ireland Game ( 6-0).

Seen in the Deutsch Kicker magazine photo, is the photo of the game when this shirt would have been worn by the Trick Scorer.  A Zico Game-Used #10 Brazil National Team Home Shirt 1981.  Arthur Artunes Coimbra known as Zico.  Often called the “White Pelé”, he was a creative playmaker, with excellent technical skills, vision, and an eye for goal, who is considered one of the most clinical finishers and best passers ever, as well as one of the greatest players of all time.  Arguably the world’s best player of the late 1970s and early 80s, he is regarded as one of the best playmakers and free kick specialists in history, able to bend the ball in all directions.  In 1999, Zico came eighth in the FIFA Player of the Century grand jury vote, and in 2004 was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.  According to Pelé, considered one of the best players ever, “Throughout the years, the one player that came closest to me was Zico”.

With 48 goals in 71 official appearances for Brazil, Zico is fifth highest goalscorer for his national team.  He represented them in the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups.  He was chosen as the 1981 and 1983 Player of the Year.

This iconic museum shirt was worn by Zico in the friendly match of Brazil v Ireland that took place on September 23rd, 1981 in Estádio Rei Pelé, Maceió, Brazil.  The match ended with a triumph victory of Brazil over Ireland with a (6-0) result, which saw the Captain Zico achieving a super hat trick by scoring four consecutive amazing goals against Ireland (71′ (penalty), 72′, 77′, and 84′).  The other two goals were scored by Eder (6′) and Roberto Almeida (18′).

Upon close inspection you’ll come to find this stunning garment in the following condition:  The shirt has a scent of age consistent with garments of this era.  Stitching appears to be solid throughout.  Light fraying to the number and patches of garment.  Normal signs of use and age for a garment from this era.  The ‘Topper’ manufacturer’s label is clear and colorful and remains firmly stitched to the garment.  Overall, the garment is in a very good condition for its age.  The magazine is still in a good condition.

Please take a moment to review the authentication notes provided, as well as the provided photographs and check out the actual video of the game! 


1.  Manufactured by Topper, Brazil’s uniform supplier in São Paulo for this era.  Appropriate Topper label stitched into neckline.

2.  Sized appropraitely for Zico, size 10, which is equivalent to a modern day S/M size.

3.  CBD crest with upper three stars gummed to chest.

4.  Zico’s famous #10 gummed to back.

5.  Dark green ribbed collar and sleeve cuffs.

6.  Small Topper identifier gummed to left sleeve.

7.  Additional details apply.

Provenance:  The shirt was obtained from a private German collector who got it from a deceased Irish official who swapped his shirt with Zico after the match.

Perhaps the most iconic shirt of Zico you’ll ever come to see on auction.  A superb garment that symbolizes Zico the “White Pelé” when he was at his peak with the Brazilian Squad.  A jersey for an amazing super hat trick scorer and 1981 Player of the Year!!

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