The year-old Brazilian who designed the national team’s golden yellow shirt is exhilarated by Saturday’s last clash. Aldyr Garcia Schlee. The shirt was designed by Aldyr Garcia Schlee, whose loyalty was not to Brazil but to neighbouring Uruguay, to whom Brazil, playing in front of. When he was nineteen, Aldyr Garcia Schlee designed the yellow shirt and blue shorts that became so familiar to soccer fans.

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The first time the national team stepped out in Aldyr’s strip was in March When I visited him there, he showed me some faded newspaper reports from Schlee died on November 15,a week before his 84th birthday, [2] and on the eve of a Brazil vs.

Schlee had two main areas of expertise: The man who designed the Brazilian football team’s famous yellow shirt has died. InBrazil’s military seized power in a coup. The authorities decided that a new strip would be created and launched a national competition in The shirt reminds him of everything that is bad about Brazilian football and of how the national team ‘has been sold off by the Brazilian Football Confederation for a quick buck’.

The competition was won by Mr Schlee, who worked as an illustrator for a provincial newspaper in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

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Aldyr’s memories of are not of England v Brazil or even of Carlos Alberto’s wonderful goal in the final against Italy. Uruguay friendly match in London. Brazil aldyt stars Neymar and Marta in ‘battle of the jerseys’.


Brazil’s triumphalism confirmed Aldyr’s loathing of his own country. But the strip – white with blue collars – was criticised for being insufficiently patriotic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Order of Cultural Merit Gsrcia. Until losing in the final match to Uruguay, the Brazilian national team used to play in white. The shy, provincial teenager soon returned home, where he became a successful journalist and academic.

Today, when Aldyr watches Brazil play in ‘his’ shirt, he feels not pride but guilt. More than 30 years later, it is impossible to look at the Brazil top without recalling that marvellous team. In Decemberthe prize was awarded to Aldyr, a year-old newspaper illustrator living in Pelotas, a small town near the Uruguay border. In the early s, Brazilian football was still trying to forget the Uruguay match, the game that is remembered today only shlee ‘The Defeat’.

Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a designer, journalist barcia writer, was 83 and had been diagnosed with skin cancer. That would only have xldyr if they won it three times in a row. He enjoys rereading these articles, but, in truth, Aldyr is indifferent to his creation.

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These are external links and apdyr open in a new window. Some of his books first appeared in Spanish and were published in Uruguay. Aldyr was imprisoned three times and expelled from his teaching job for ‘philo-communist activities contrary to university spirit’.

Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil’s famous yellow jersey, dies 17 November Inon the day he was due to hand in his doctoral thesis on ‘national self-determination’, an alyr wagon was waiting at the university door to impound all copies.

Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil’s famous yellow jersey, dies – BBC News

A competition was launched to find a shirt that would use all four colours of the national flag: Yet they were prevented from wearing what was now their lucky strip in the final; their opponents were Sweden, one of the few countries also to play in yellow.


Elsewhere on the BBC. Gazeta do Sul Newspaper: They stayed in the barracks untildelaying his doctorate by 12 years.

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In the recriminations that followed, the goalkeeper, Barbosa, took most of the blame. Yet his books sell much aldtr in Uruguay than in Brazil. That unexpected and traumatic defeat led to a crisis of national identity. Top Stories No easy answers to migrant issue – Javid The home secretary is chairing talks in London, as another group of migrants lands on a Kent beach.

He has a Brazilian passport, but his home is a shrine to the other country – a plaque with the word Uruguay is visible as soon as you walk through the door. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat He sketched out different combinations of dchlee colours.

Why you can trust BBC News. The new kit was used for the first aldyt in a friendly in and later that year in the World Cup in Switzerland. Just as colour transmission gave sport a new dimension, so did Brazil’s performance take football to another level.

Camisa Verde e Branco G. The golden years Brazil’s yellow shirt, the most distinctive and romantic in all sport, is 50 years old.