The year-old Brazilian who designed the national team’s golden yellow shirt is exhilarated by Saturday’s last clash. Aldyr Garcia Schlee. The shirt was designed by Aldyr Garcia Schlee, whose loyalty was not to Brazil but to neighbouring Uruguay, to whom Brazil, playing in front of. When he was nineteen, Aldyr Garcia Schlee designed the yellow shirt and blue shorts that became so familiar to soccer fans.

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The golden years

That would only have happened if they won it three times in a row. Order of Cultural Merit Brazil. Four years later, Brazil finally won the trophy.

Schlee had two main areas of expertise: In the early s, Brazilian football was still trying to forget the Uruguay match, the game that is remembered today only as ‘The Defeat’. In the s, he became a short story writer, twice winning the Bienale of Brazilian literature.

These are external links and will open in a new window. Daily news briefing direct to your inbox Sign up for our newsletter. That unexpected and traumatic defeat led to a crisis of national identity.

He enjoys rereading these articles, but, in truth, Aldyr is indifferent to his creation. The golden years Brazil’s yellow shirt, the most distinctive and romantic in all sport, is 50 years old. More than 30 years later, it is impossible to look at the Brazil top without recalling that marvellous team. Some of his books first appeared in Spanish and were published in Uruguay.

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Views Read Edit View history. These were the first finals shown on television in colour; the yellow shirt imprinted itself on the previously monochrome world of televised sport. When I visited him there, he showed me some faded newspaper reports from He was only 18 when he submitted his design a,dyr a national competition launched after Brazil’s traumatic home defeat in the World Cup. Just as colour transmission gave sport a new dimension, so did Brazil’s performance take football to another level.

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Politics Home Parliaments Brexit. He sketched out different combinations of the colours.

The authorities decided that a new strip would be created and launched a national competition in He had to abandon plans for a career in the diplomatic service and was banned from leaving the country to study in Holland.

The story of Brazil’s ‘sacred’ yellow and green jersey. Gazeta do Sul Newspaper: Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a designer, journalist and writer, was 83 and had been diagnosed with skin cancer. Zchlee wrote various wchlee stories and his work has been included in a number of anthologies.

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Yet they were prevented from wearing what was now their lucky strip in the final; their opponents were Sweden, one of the few countries also to play in yellow. Aldyr was imprisoned three times and expelled from his teaching job for ‘philo-communist activities contrary to university spirit’.

Retrieved 16 November Shortly after winning the competition, Aldyr moved to Rio. They stayed in the barracks untildelaying his doctorate by 12 years. A competition was launched to find schleee shirt that would use all four colours of the national flag: Top Stories No easy answers to migrant issue – Javid The home secretary is chairing talks in London, as another group of schlef lands on a Kent beach.

If any item of clothing is an international statement of the joy of sport, this is it. Brazilian — Uruguayan international relations and the literature of Uruguay and of Brazil, with further specialty in works produced by authors from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. In the recriminations that followed, the goalkeeper, Barbosa, took most of the blame. The players, he says, were ‘scoundrels, drunks and philanderers’.

Image copyright EPA Image caption Brazilian players observed a minute of silence to Aldyr Schlee before a friendly against Uruguay in London The man who designed the Brazilian football team’s famous yellow shirt has died. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat His literary universe is the borderland between both countries – ‘an attempt to overcome the dividing line,’ he says. Aldyr was given lodgings with the national squad, but he hated it.


In a interview Schlee said that during World War II he personally witnessed German-Brazilian farmers in a chain gang, arrested because they had been caught speaking their native language when the Brazilian Vargas government had summarily prohibited anyone from speaking it; [4] the author explained how it shocked him and caused a lifelong impression on him, to see those men being paraded single file through the city of Santa Cruz do Sul where he lived at that time.

Meanwhile, his shirt had become an icon whose high point was the World Cup finals in Mexico, where Brazil won the trophy for the third time. Schlde runner-up was an unharmonious hybrid of green shirt, white shorts and yellow socks. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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InBrazil’s military seized power in a coup. It is a schle stroke of fate that a man of little national pride created the proudest national symbol of Brazil – and has a greater affection for the country that caused the need for a new shirt in the first place.

The new kit was used for the first time in a friendly in and later that year in the World Cup in Switzerland. He concluded that there was only one way to mix the colours – yellow shirt with xldyr collar and cuffs, blue shorts with a white vertical stripe and white socks.

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