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February 05, 2022 1 min read

We spoke to football writer Fernando Duarte about sponsor pollution and Zico wonder goals and when Flamengo played Liverpool in the Intercontinental Cup. This interview was done as part of our My First Football Shirt series

What was your first 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. 

 

If you want to read more about the football memories of players, writers, and more you can buy the full Your First Football Shirt book. Discover Alan Shearer's first ever football shirt, Carl Anka's most cherished shirt and more. All proceeds go to the charities CALM and Willow.