BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


1989-1990


Match Worn Shirt


“Mazinho” Iomar do Nascimento

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Mazinho earned 35 caps with the Brazil national team, the first coming in May 1989 in a friendly against Peru and the last during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. His main achievement was at the 1994 World Cup where he was the third member of the “three men and baby” celebration with Bebeto and Romário in the quarter-final win against the Netherlands, a tournament Brazil went on to win. Mazinho was also a Copa América winner in 1989 at which point he was playing as a full-back. Another player nicknamed “Mazinho”, real name Waldemar Aureliano de Oliveira Filho, played for Brazil alongside the preceding player at 1991 Copa América. He was known as “Mazinho Oliveira” or “Mazinho II” to avoid confusion.

BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


1992-1993


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Taffarel Claudio


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Taffarel was known to be quick when coming off his line, and was also highly regarded for his flair and skill with the ball at his feet, having played as a forward in his youth. Due to his lack of height, however, as well as his poor handling and decision-making, he struggled at times when dealing with crosses, and was not particularly confident or decisive when coming off his line to catch high balls; as such, critical reception of Taffarel was often divided throughout his career. While he drew praise from the Brazilian fans and media for his decisive performances with the Brazilian national team, which even earned him the nickname “Saint Taffarel” in the Brazilian media, he also drew criticism at times from Italian pundits over the mental aspect of his game, and his lack of development during his time in Serie A, which made him unreliable and prone to technical errors on occasion, despite his shot-stopping ability and generally high-quality gameplay, as well as his capacity to produce excellent saves. Moreover, his struggles to cope with his nerves are thought to have impeded him from succeeding consistently at the highest level with top European clubs throughout his career, despite his success and reputation. Ahead of the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final, Mike Penner of the Los Angeles Times speculated that Taffarel, and the goalkeeping position more broadly, was the “weak link” of an otherwise world class Brazilian national side, due to the lack of top goalkeepers in Brazilian football at the time; indeed, prior to the tournament, Reuters had dismissed Taffarel as: “One of around a dozen goalkeepers in Brazil of roughly the same standard.”

BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


Fifa World Cup “USA 94”


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“Romario” de Souza Faria


World Cup 94

The 1994 FIFA World Cup was the 15th FIFA World Cup, held in nine cities across the United States from 17 June to 17 July 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on 4 July 1988. Despite the host nation’s lack of a national top-level soccer league, the tournament broke the World Cup average attendance record with nearly 69,000 spectators per game, a mark that still stands today. The total attendance of nearly 3.6 million for the final tournament remains the highest in World Cup history, despite the expansion of the competition from 24 to 32 teams (and from 52 to 64 games) in the 1998 World Cup. Brazil beat Italy 3–2 in a penalty shootout after the game ended 0–0 after extra time, the first World Cup final to be decided on penalties. This made Brazil the first nation to win four World Cup titles. Greece, Nigeria and Saudi Arabiamade their first-ever appearances in the finals, Norway made its first appearance since 1938 and Bolivia made its first since 1950. Bulgaria, Morocco and Mexico returned after missing the 1990 tournament.

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Brazil only secured a place in the Fifa World Cup “USA 94” in the last round of the Qualifiers. The last match would be against Uruguay, in Maracanã, on September 19th 1993. Brazil needed only a tie, and was favourite to win; however, Uruguay is always a tricky adversary, and many times had surprised Brazil (the most obvious, of course, the victory in the final match of the 1950 World Cup); one month earlier, Brazil and Uruguay had tied 1 x 1 in Montevidéo. In 1993, Romário, then aged 27, was at the peak of his career; he was an idol in Barcelona, after some successful seasons with PSV Eindhoven. Earlier in 1993, Brazil had disputed America Cup.  In a match in 1992, coach Carlos Alberto Parreira left Romário in the bench; Romário, as usual, expressed his dissatisfaction (“if I knew I wouldn’t play, I wouldn’t have come over from Spain”, he said). Parreira got very upset, and banned Romário from the Brazilian team. Brazil played the first seven matches of the qualifyings without Romário, while journalists and fans claimed for his presence. Before the match against Uruguay, Parreira gave up and called Romário. Brazil won by 2 x 0, and Romário scored the two goals. From that match on, Parreira and the Brazilians became more lenient with the lack of discipline of Romário.

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Gloryland [Instrumental]” is a non-official anthem for 1994 FIFA World Cup held in the United States. With added lyrics for the World Cup occasion, “Gloryland” became a 1994 song by Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness. The song also appears on the official FIFA album Gloryland under the title Soccer Rocks the Globe. Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness also sang it at the opening ceremonies of the FIFA World Cup with lyrics. It was also used as the theme to ITV’s coverage of the tournament.

BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


1996


FIFA All Stars vs Brazil World Cup Champions 1994


Player’s Medal


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Two years after the World Cup 1994 and in the middle of the inaugural season for Major League Soccer, FIFA organized a charity match between FIFA All Stars and Brazil World Champions 1994 to raise funds for the SOS Children’s Village. The game was played at the Giants Stadium on July 14th 1996. Brazil team defeated the All Stars 2-1 with Bebeto and Roberto Carlos’s goals.

BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


1995


Sub-23


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Cesar

BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


1995-1996


Friendly Game


Brazil vs Denmark


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Rivaldo Vitor Borba Fereira


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This shirt was worn by Rivaldo during the pre “Atlanta 96” Olympic Games friendly game between Brazil and Denmark which took place in Florianopolis on July 10th 1996. Brazil defeated Denmark 5-1 and Rivaldo scored one beautiful goal. Rivaldo debuted debuted for the Brazil national football team 1993, scoring the only goal in a friendly match against Mexico. He was selected to represent Brazil at the 1996 Summer Olympics. The Brazilian team won the bronze medal, but Rivaldo was not selected for the third place playoff.

BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


1995-1996


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“Beto” Joubert Araújo Martins


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This shirt was used by Beto over the season 1995-1996. He gave this shirt to a team mate of him at S.S.C. Napoli whom we got it from. Joubert Araújo Martins, or simply Beto is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a midfielder. During his career, he played for several Brazilian clubs such as Botafogo, Grêmio, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama. After a very promising beginning to his career with Botafogo, Beto made his debut for the Brazilian national team in 1995, in a friendly match against Argentina, in Buenos Aires, which Brazil won 1–0. He later played for the national team on 13 occasions, and was a member of the squad that won the 1999 Copa América, in Paraguay. Beto won the Brazilian national championship with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, in 1995, and the Rio de Janeiro state championship three times in a row, in 1999, 2000 and 2001, for Flamengo. With Flamengo, he became a fan-favourite, not only for his noteworthy ability, but also because of his fighting spirit, which he famously demonstrated in the 2000 and 2001 finals against Vasco da Gama. In April 2020 a tragic event happened to Beto while his son, was shot dead. The tragedy occurred on Thursday evening in Rio de Janeiro, more specifically in the piedade district in the northern part of the city.

BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


1995


Sub-23


Match Worn Shirt


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Bolivia hosted the Copa América for the second time in its 38th edition. It was held from June 11 to 29. It was organized by CONMEBOL, South America’s football governing body. There is no qualifying for the final tournament. All South American countries (10 countries) participate, along with two more invited countries, making a total of 12 teams competing in the tournament. In the 1997 edition, Costa Rica and Mexico were the invitees. The tournament was won by Brazil, who became the first team to hold the Copa América and the World Cup at the same time, a feat they would repeat in 2004.

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Bilica was a member of the Brazil Olympic team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where he reached the quarter finals, Brazil lost to Cameroon at the quarter finals. He played in the Olympic team alongside much more famous players as Ronaldinho, Lúcio and Fábio Aurélio. Bilica is infamous for his statement during his time at Venezia when he claimed that he would break the legs of Roberto Baggio, who was playing for Brescia at that time. Baggio wound up getting injured and stayed on the sidelines for several months. While playing for Venezia during the 1999–2000 Serie A season, Bilica replaced the goalkeeper who had been sent off and then proceeded to save a penalty from A.C. Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko.

BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


Copa America 1997


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Bilica Fabio


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Watch the unbelievable save of Bilica on Shevchenko’s penalty

CONCACAF Gold Cup “USA 1998”


Player’s Bronze Medal


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The 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fourth edition of the Gold Cup, the Association football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). The tournament was once again held in the United States, in Los Angeles, Miami, and Oakland. The format of the tournament changed from 1996: it was expanded to ten teams, with four in Group A and three each in Groups B and C. The top team in each group, plus the second place in Group A would advance to the semifinals. Brazil was invited again, and brought their senior team this time. Jamaica, getting ready for the 1998 World Cup, pulled the stunner of the first round. They did not originally qualify for the tournament, but Canada withdrew, granting them a spot. Jamaica then topped Group A over Brazil (they tied the South Americans 0–0). In the semi-finals, the United States beat Brazil, as Preki scored the lone goal and Kasey Keller preserved the clean sheet. The United States could not repeat that performance in front of a pro-Mexican final crowd in Los Angeles. Mexico won their third straight Gold Cup, 1–0, on a Luis Hernández goal. Brazil won the Bronze medal against Jamaica with a Romario’s goal.


BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM


Fifa World Cup “FRANCE 98”


France vs Brazil


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“Edmundo” Alves de Souza Neto


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