Brazil 1987 player shirt by Topper believed to have been match worn by Paulo Silas in the friendly match against Ireland played at Lansdowne Road, Dublin on the 23rd May 1987.
The match proved to be one to remember for all time for Ireland and one to forget for Brazil.
The last time the two sides met Brazil handed out a 7-0 hammering in Uberlândia but here they were shocked by Jack Charlton's men who grabbed a famous win thanks to a beautiful goal by legend Liam Brady. The side were in between matches at the Rous Cup against England and Scotland and popped over to Dublin to keep the talent rich side fresh. One thing to remember about the game from a Brazilian point of view was the debut of none other than Romario who came on after 68 minutes to make his first international appearance. Paulo Silas started the game for his 7th cap and went on to represent his country 34 times in total going to both Mexico '86 and Italia '90.
Correct player size print professionally heat pressed, transfer CBF crest and Topper logo, made from 53% cotton and 47% polyester, made in Brazil, long sleeved version not commercially available, swapped with an Ireland player and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided.