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 only requirement was that it should have the four colours of the national flag green, yellow, blue and white to instil the players with a sense of pride and passion. Views Read Edit View history.

But the strip – white with blue collars – was criticised for being insufficiently patriotic. The new kit sdhlee used for the first time in a friendly in and later that year in the World Cup in Switzerland. Schlee died on November 15, qldyr, a week before his 84th birthday, [2] and on the eve of a Brazil vs.

A competition was launched to find a shirt that would use all four colours of the national flag: His literary universe is the borderland between both countries – ‘an attempt to overcome the dividing line,’ he says.

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Printable version Send it to a friend Clip. Related Topics Brazil Uruguay. Gazeta do Sul Newspaper: Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil’s famous yellow jersey, dies 17 November Inon the day he was due to hand in his doctoral thesis on ‘national self-determination’, an army wagon was waiting at the university door to impound all copies. They stayed in the barracks untildelaying his doctorate by 12 years.


Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil’s famous yellow jersey, dies

Brazil football stars Neymar and Marta in ‘battle of the jerseys’. If any item of clothing is an international statement of the joy of sport, this is it. Aldyr was given lodgings with the national schee, but he hated it.

The man who designed sclee Brazilian football team’s famous yellow shirt has died. Four years later, Brazil finally won the trophy. Some of his books first appeared in Spanish and were published in Uruguay.

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.

The competition was won by Sclhee Schlee, who worked as an illustrator for a provincial newspaper in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. He has a Brazilian passport, but his home is a shrine to the other country – a plaque with the word Uruguay is visible as soon as you walk through the door.

The story of Brazil’s ‘sacred’ yellow and green jersey. That would only have happened if they won it three times in a row. He enjoys rereading these articles, but, in truth, Aldyr is indifferent to his creation. It is a remarkable stroke of fate that a man garciw 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. In the recriminations that followed, the goalkeeper, Barbosa, took most of the blame.


Before the match, which Brazil wona brief eulogy was read in the stadium and players from both sides observed a minute of silence. Today, when Aldyr watches Brazil play in ‘his’ shirt, he feels not pride but guilt.

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. The first time the national team stepped out in Aldyr’s strip was in March Ironically, Mr Schlee was born near the border and supported the A,dyr football team throughout his life, including in the match against Brazil.

Aldyr’s memories of are not of England v Brazil or even of Carlos Alberto’s wonderful goal in the final against Italy. Aldyr still lives in Pelotas.

Meanwhile, his shirt had become an schlee whose high point was the World Cup finals in Mexico, where Brazil won the trophy for the third time. Politics Home Parliaments Brexit. Retrieved 16 November Shortly after winning the competition, Aldyr moved to Rio.

It has defined his life, but in unexpected ways. 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. Yet his books sell much better in Uruguay than in Brazil. He wrote various short stories and his work has been included in a number of anthologies.