Matchworn by Marc Rebés 25.03.2019 AND 🇦🇩 : ALB 🇦🇱 0-3
Source: Gol Solidari
Up until 2018, most small European nations like Cyprus, San Marino, the Faroe Islands and Andorra were supplied by Adidas with boring templates out of their teamwear range. Badges and numbers were applied, and the team took the field wearing a jersey that represented next to no cultural identity. This trend culminated in the year 2017, when Adidas equipped four national teams with literally the same kit!
Things changed in 2018, when Italian manufacturer Macron won a UEFA tender to equip smaller national football associations as part of the “Kit Assistance Scheme”. This marked the first time that smaller teams had the opportunity to have a say in the design of their jerseys, resulting in a range of individually tailored kits exhibiting a range of country specific details (see the Faroe Islands, Armenia and San Marino).
Andorra’s home shirt features the bright national colors as well as an embossed profile of the Pyrenees and an offset collar.
I bought my jersey from golsolidari.com, a charity organization founded by Andorra’s national team captain Ildefons Lima. The shirt was worn by central midfielder Marc Rebés during Andorra’s 3-0 loss to Albania. It also came with a certificate of authenticity.