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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Related Topics Brazil Uruguay. Views Read Edit View history. Some of his books first appeared in Spanish and were published in Uruguay. Image copyright EPA Image caption Brazilian players observed a minute of silence to Aldyr Schlee before a friendly against Uruguay in London The man who designed the Brazilian football team’s famous yellow shirt has died. Just as colour transmission gave sport a new dimension, so did Brazil’s performance take football to another level.

But it did not bring them good fortune in that year’s World Cup finals, in Switzerland – Brazil were knocked out by Hungary in a violent quarter-final. Aldyr still lives in Pelotas. He died on the same day the Brazilian and the Uruguayan national teams played a friendly in London.

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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. 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 aldyt all copies. The runner-up was an schlee hybrid of green shirt, white shorts and yellow socks. Ironically, Mr Schlee was born near the border and supported the Uruguayan football team throughout his life, including in the match against Brazil.


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Retrieved from ” https: These were the first finals shown on television in colour; the yellow shirt imprinted itself on the previously monochrome world of televised sport. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The players, he says, were ‘scoundrels, drunks and philanderers’. 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. In the early s, Brazilian football was still trying to forget the Uruguay match, the game that is remembered today only sch,ee ‘The Defeat’. The authorities decided that a new strip would be created and launched a national competition in Daily garrcia briefing direct to your inbox Sign up for our newsletter.

He wrote various short stories and his work has been included in a number of anthologies. Aldyr was given lodgings with gaecia national squad, but he hated it. He sketched out different combinations of the colours.

Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a designer, journalist and writer, was 83 and had been diagnosed with skin cancer. The man who designed the Brazilian football team’s famous yellow shirt has died. Order of Cultural Merit Brazil.


When I visited him there, he showed me some faded newspaper reports from This page was last scblee on 13 Decemberat Politics Home Parliaments Brexit. Retrieved 16 November Before the match, which Brazil wona brief eulogy was read in the stadium and players from both sides observed a minute of silence.

The new kit was used for the first time in a friendly in and later that year in the World Cup in Switzerland. More than 30 years later, it is impossible to look at the Brazil top without recalling that marvellous team. Shortly after winning the competition, Aldyr moved to Rio.

They stayed in the barracks untildelaying his doctorate by 12 years.

More on this story. 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.

Brazilian — Uruguayan international relations and the literature of Uruguay and of Brazil, with further specialty in works produced by authors from the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

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