Torneio Amazonia 1968
Fast Clube-AM vs Santos
August 9th 1968
Match Worn Unwashed & Signed Shirt
Did you Know?
This shirt was worn by Pelè during the game Fast Clube-AM vs Santos of the “Torneio Amazonia 1968” which took place in Manaus (Amazonas – Brazil) on August 9th 1968. It was a friendly tournament organized by Flaviano Limongi former President of the Federação Amazonense de Futebol (Amazonas Football Federation). Santos team, led by Pelè, went to play in Manaus for the first time in its history. Santos played two games. The first one against Fast Clube-AM on August 9th and the second one took place on August 11th against Nacional-AM. Santos defeated both teams, 3-0 against Fast Clube-AM and 2-1 the Nacional-AM team. With this shirt Pelè scored his goal number 914 of his incredible career. Pelè after the match gave the shirt still wet and dirty to the President Flaviano Limongi and he signed and dedicated it with the following words: “Para meu amigo President Flavio um abraço – 9/8/68”. The shirt was never washed and it became part of the President Flaviano Limongi personal sport collection. Flaviano Limongi had his own project to open a Sport Museum in Manaus but he never did due the missed promises made during the years by the local government to make it happen inside the Arena de Amazonia for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The Museum never opened and Flaviano Limongi passed in 2013 leaving his collection to his relatives, who we got this shirt from, after it was announced that the Museum would have never happened. Read the story of the missed Sport Museum in Manaus here:
Things to Know:
The 2002 season was Santos Futebol Clube’s ninety season in existence and the club’s forty-third consecutive season in the top flight of Brazilian football. This season marked the new Meninos da Vila generation, where Robinho, Diego, Elano, Léo, Alex, Renato and others, helped Santos win their 6th Campeonato Brasileiro title, in which the club had not won since 1968.
Match Worn Shirt
Did you Know?
Santos played the last game of the 2016 season on December 11th against America MG with a special shirt featuring the badges of both Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional, the teams were scheduled to face in the Copa Sudamericana semi-finals before the horrible tragedy took place. Santos’s players had their usual squad numbers on the back but they had the names of Chapecoense’s players who sadly died in the plane crash at the bottom of the jersey, in what is a classy move from Santos. Also the usual shirt’s sponsors of Santos had their emblems in green as a way of showing support and solidarity to Chapecoense instead of their regular colors. This shirt was only used in one game.