We spoke to football writer Fernando Duarte about sponsor pollution and Zico wonder goals and when Flamengo played Liverpool in the Intercontinental Cup.
What was your first ever football shirt?
A 1981 Flamengo away shirt, the same uniform they used to win the Libertadores and thump Liverpool in the Intercontinental Cup (3-0).
A 1981 Flamengo away shirt, the same uniform they used to win the Libertadores and thump Liverpool in the Intercontinental Cup (3-0). For South American clubs, whooping European counterparts, even in a somehow meaningless game, is always a badge of honour. And that Liverpool team were no pushovers.
What is your favourite football shirt?
The one above. Lovely classic design, without the sponsor pollution of these days.
What is your favourite ever goal?
Zico, for Kashima Antlers in 1990 or Zico’s hat-trick againt Yugoslavia for Brazil in 1986. In the last goal he dribbles everybody.
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