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Matchworn Alex Madrigal 18.08.1999 URU đŸ‡șđŸ‡Ÿ : CRC đŸ‡šđŸ‡· 5-4

Manufacturer: Atletica

Source: Collector

 

THE COUNTRY

"Los Ticos", as the national team of Costa Rica and also its inhabitants are called, has always been the most successful national team in Central America. With six appearances in World Cups and three won CONCACAF/Gold Cup championships, Costa Rica is one of the continent's most successful teams, with the small country's biggest international success likely being reaching the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


THE SHIRT

Costa Rica has always had nice jerseys and this one is no exception. While not spectacular, the jersey from Mexican manufacturer Atletica has everything you would expect from a football jersey at the turn of the millennium: a nice collar, shiny logos inside the fabric, an embroidered crest and long sleeves. The shirt was worn in 1999 by defender Alex Madrigal in a – probably very entertaining – friendly match against Uruguay, which eventually ended 5-4 for the South Americans.

The shirt was replaced a year later by a very similar design of the Spanish brand Joma, who would equip Costa Rica for several years to come.


Alex Madrigal during Costa Rica's friendly game against Uruguay in 1999.

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