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new strip must use the four colours of the Brazil
flag: yellow, blue, green and white. The winning
design would be worn at the 1954 World Cup in
Aldyr Garcia Schlee was an 18-year-old news-
paper illustrator when he entered.
From his home in Pelotas, a small town in the
Rio Grande do Sul, close to the Uruguay border,
he sketched out 100 different combinations of
the colours. He tried green and yellow hoops on
the shirt, with blue shorts, he tried stripes and
"In the end I realised the shirt just had to be
yellow," Schlee said. "That went nicely with the
blue and the socks could be white, with the green
around the collar."
It was the simplicity and harmony of his design
that caught the judges eye, among the 401 entries.
The second-placed design was also simple, fea-
turing a green shirt, white shorts and yellow
Brazil played in their new colours for the first
time in March 1954, when they beat Chile 1--0
at the Maracana in Rio. The country won its first
World Cup four years later, beating Sweden in
Stockholm to lift the trophy. The great
irony for Schlee was that because Swe-
den wore yellow, Brazil won the World
Cup wearing blue shirts.
"We didn t have a change of colours
and the Brazilian federation refused to
consider wearing white again," Carlos
Alberto recalls. "So they went to Stock-
holm and bought 22 blue T-shirts for
the players and then they put the
It was 1962 before Brazil first lifted
the Jules Rimet Trophy in that unique
shade of golden yellow.
Most media coverage remained in
black and white, however, and the first
opportunity for many of the world s
football fans to see a yellow shirt in
action was at the 1970 World Cup in
Mexico---the first to be shown in colour
What they saw was a country playing
football in a way it had never been
played before, wearing shirts that
reflected the sunshine and joy they
were bringing to millions of people.
"Pele was the best player I saw in
my life," Carlos Alberto says. "That was
the best team ever. We cannot compare
it with our team of today."
The team of 1982, with Zico and
Socrates, was close he says, but that
time Brazil fell just short of the tro-
Alessandro Del Piero, who played 91
times for Italy and won the World Cup
with his country in 2006, says he grew
up idolising the way the Brazilians
played. "Italy may have won the World
Cup in 1982 but Brazil were the team
who captured everyone s imagination.
As a child, those yellow shirts were
exotic, the football they played was
breathtaking. From that moment, I have
always felt a connection to them, they
are close to my heart," Del Piero told
the BBC. It is a viewed shared by many.
But what became of the man who
designed the kit? Schlee is 79 and still
lives in Pelotas with his wife Marlene.
He moved away to Rio shortly after
winning the competition to take up a
placement at the newspaper whose
competition he had won. At one stage,
it was decided he should live with the
Brazil players but his experience of Rio
was not to the liking of a shy young
man from the south. The players lives
were dominated by alcohol and women.
Schlee moved away.
While the shirt he designed has gone
on to become a money-making
machine, he has not changed the way
he lives. In 1996 Nike signed a £100m
contract with the Brazilian Football
Confederation (CBF) making it both
the supplier of sports kit and co-spon-
sor of the Brazilian team. At the time,
it was the largest deal ever involving a
Does Schlee feel any pride? "No. The
truth, I think, is that it was never that
important to me. Perhaps I feel a little
guilty, actually, for creating something
that is not as pure as it was once, some-
thing that now is about money."
The people of Brazil will never forget
the gift given to them by Aldyr Garcia
Schlee. There may be indifference and
anger towards this World Cup but
Brazilians still honour the shirt. Before
Brazil wore yellow, they failed to win
a World Cup. Since 1953, they have
won the trophy a record five times. The
question now is---can they make it six?
Iconic jersey most famous kit in world
1958: Two goals from Pele helped
Brazil to a 5--2 victory against the host
1962: Brazil beat Czechoslovakia 3--1 in
Chile to become the second team to
successfully defend the title (the first
was Italy in 1938)
1970: A 4--1 win against Italy gives
Brazil the right to keep the Jules Rimet
trophy permanently, as stipulated by
the World Cup's founder (however it
was later stolen)
1994: Brazil beats Italy in the US-held
tournament - this time, 3--2 on
penalties, after 90 minutes of play plus
extra time fails to yield a single goal
2002: Ronaldo scores twice against
Germany to secure Brazil's fifth World
Cup title, in the Japanese city of
Pele is possibly the most famous wearer of Brazil's
number 10 jersey.
Aldyr Garcia Schlee, 79, was an 18-
year-old newspaper illustrator when
he entered the competition for
designing a Brazil shirt.
PHOTO COURTESY FIFA
BRAZIL'S FIVE WORLD CUP VICTORIES
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