Matchworn Yuriy Antonovich 07.09.94 NOR 🇳🇴 : BEL 🇧🇾 1-0
Manufacturer: TAN Sport
In contrast to the Baltic states, which played their first international matches in the 1920s, the history of the Belarusian national team only began in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union with a friendly match against Lithuania. The first qualifying match finally took place in 1994 against Norway. My jersey also comes from this match, which the Belarusians narrowly lost 1-0. It was worn by midfielder Yuriy Antonovich and was eventually swapped with the Norwegian striker "Mini" Jakobsen.
Even though I have never heard of "TAN Sport" before, the Italian manufacturer has done a great job here! In the style of a classic 90s shirt, the jersey comes with a shiny pattern in the fabric, long sleeves and a chic collar with a button. The wavy pattern, which is based on the short-lived former white-red-white flag of Belarus, has a white bar in the middle that provides space for the front number. Another highlight is the embroidered association crest, which only adorned the Belarus jerseys for a few years.