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. A competition was launched to find a shirt that would use all four colours of the national flag: Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a designer, journalist and writer, was 83 and had been diagnosed with skin cancer. If schlef item of clothing is an international statement of the joy of sport, this is it.

It has defined his life, but in unexpected ways. That unexpected and traumatic defeat led to a crisis of national identity. The home secretary is chairing talks in London, aldgr another group of migrants lands on a Kent beach.

Aldyr Schlee

Schlee died on November 15,a week before his 84th birthday, [2] and on the eve of a Brazil vs. The new kit was used for the first time in a friendly in and later that year in the World Cup in Switzerland.

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The golden years

Aldyr was imprisoned three times and expelled from his teaching job for ‘philo-communist activities contrary to university spirit’. The authorities decided that a new strip would be created and launched a national competition in The shirt reminds him of everything that is bad about Brazilian football and of how the national team ‘has been sold off by the Brazilian Football Confederation for a quick buck’. The competition was won by Mr Schlee, who worked as an illustrator for a provincial newspaper in the southern state of Sclhee Grande do Sul.

Elsewhere on the BBC. The shirt was designed by Aldyr Garcia Schlee, whose loyalty was not to Brazil but to neighbouring Uruguay, to whom Brazil, playing in front ofhome fans, had lost the World Cup Final. The story of Brazil’s ‘sacred’ yellow and green jersey.

Before the match, which Brazil wona brief eulogy was read in the stadium and players from both sides observed a minute of silence. Aldyr still lives in Pelotas. Gazeta do Sul Newspaper: Why you can trust BBC News. Inon the day he was due to hand in his doctoral thesis on ‘national self-determination’, an army wagon was waiting at aldtr university door to impound all copies.

He concluded that there was only one way to mix the colours – yellow shirt with green collar and cuffs, blue shorts with a white vertical stripe and white socks. Order of Cultural Merit Brazil. 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.

Today, when Aldyr watches Brazil play in ‘his’ shirt, he feels not pride but guilt. Aldyr’s memories of are not of England v Brazil or even of Carlos Alberto’s wonderful goal in the final against Italy.


Four years later, Brazil finally won the trophy. Camisa Garciz e Branco G. In the s, he became a short story writer, twice winning the Bienale of Brazilian literature.

He enjoys rereading these articles, but, in truth, Aldyr is indifferent to his creation. Just as colour transmission gave sport a new dimension, so did Brazil’s performance take football to another level. But the strip – white with blue collars – was criticised for being insufficiently patriotic. Until losing in the final match to Uruguay, the Brazilian national team used to play in white.

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He wrote various short stories and his work has been included in a number of anthologies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Aldyt Policy.

In a interview Schlee said that during Alxyr 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.

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