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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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Just as colour transmission gave sport a new dimension, so did Brazil’s performance take football to another level.

Aldyr Schlee – Wikipedia

Yet his books sell much better in Uruguay than in Brazil. They stayed in the barracks untildelaying his doctorate by 12 years. Retrieved from ” https: Aldyr was imprisoned three times and expelled from his teaching job schlef ‘philo-communist activities contrary to university spirit’.

Politics Home Parliaments Brexit. In Schlee designed the world-famous Brazil national football team jersey Camisa Canarinho.

He had to abandon plans for a career in the diplomatic service and was banned from leaving the country to study in Holland. Retrieved 16 November That would only have happened if they won it three times in a row. Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil’s famous yellow jersey, dies 17 November Meanwhile, his shirt had become an icon whose high point was the World Cup finals in Mexico, where Brazil won the trophy for the third time.


Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a designer, journalist and writer, was 83 and had been diagnosed with skin cancer. Aldyr’s memories of are not of England v Brazil or even of Carlos Alberto’s wonderful goal in the final against Italy.

Schlee died on November 15,a week before his 84th birthday, [2] and on the eve of a Gagcia vs. He died on the same day the Brazilian and schlde Uruguayan national teams played a friendly in London. It is a remarkable stroke of fate that a man of little national pride created the proudest national symbol of Brazil – and has a greater affection for the country that caused the need for a new shirt in the first place.

Aldyr Garcia Schlee – Wikidata

The man who designed the Brazilian football team’s famous yellow shirt has died. Before the match, which Brazil wona brief eulogy was read in the stadium and players from both sides observed a minute of silence.

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.

But the strip – white with blue collars – was criticised schlef being insufficiently patriotic. Daily news briefing direct to your inbox Sign up for our newsletter.

He sketched out different combinations of the colours. Printable version Send it to a friend Clip. Order of Cultural Merit Brazil. InBrazil’s military seized power in a coup. Elsewhere on the BBC. The home secretary is chairing talks in London, as another group of migrants lands on a Kent beach.


Today, when Aldyr watches Brazil play in ‘his’ shirt, he feels not pride but guilt. Inon the day he was due to hand in his doctoral thesis on ‘national self-determination’, an army wagon was waiting at the university door to impound all copies.

The new kit was used for the first time in a aldtr in and later that year in the World Cup in Switzerland. In Decemberthe prize was awarded to Aldyr, a year-old newspaper illustrator living in Pelotas, a small town near the Uruguay border.

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Gazeta do Sul Aldr Related Topics Brazil Uruguay. The golden years Brazil’s yellow shirt, the most distinctive and romantic in all sport, is 50 years old.

In the recriminations that followed, the goalkeeper, Barbosa, took most of the blame. Aldyr still lives in Pelotas. The players, he says, were ‘scoundrels, drunks and philanderers’. Uruguay friendly match in London.