Match Worn & Signed Shirt

“Marcos” Roberto Silveira Reis

Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Marcos during the season 1994. The shirt was given by him to Claudio Taffarel who later gave it to a Reggiana team mate of him whom we got it from. This style of shirt was used by the team in two following seasons. Indeed it was also used by the goalkeepers during the 1993 winning season, when the team won the Brazilian Championship after 20 years. This style of shirt was also worn when the team lifted the Championship’s cup. The 1994 style has an extra badge on sleeve representing the 1993 winning title. Palmeiras found itself in a sixteen-year hiatus without any significant trophies until 1992, when the club signed a sponsorship deal with Italian dairy giant Parmalat. The deal lasted for eight years and quickly turned Palmeiras into Brazil’s richest club. In the 1990s, Palmeiras enjoyed countless achievements, winning numerous important titles. In the first full year of the relationship with Parmalat, the team won em 1993 the Campeonato Paulista in 1993, beating its biggest rival Corinthians in the final, under the command of coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo and with high quality players. Evair, Zinho, Edmundo, César Sampaio, Mazinho, Antônio Carlos and Edílson were the main names of the team. That same year, it also captured the Rio-São Paulo Championship as well as the Campeonato Brasileiro. The next year, it achieved the unprecedented feat of becoming two-time State Champion and two-time Brazilian Champion. Marcos signed for Palmeiras in 1992 and he was the first goalkeeper since 1999 after an injury of Velloso, the first-choice goalkeeper at the time. With outstanding performances in the 1999 Copa Libertadores he helped the team conquer the title, after beating Palmeiras’ arch rivals Corinthians in the penalty shoot-outs in the quarter-final. Since then he was nicknamed São Marcos. In 2000 once again he faced Corinthians in the Libertadores, this time at the semi-final level, and again eliminated the rivals in the penalty shoot-out. In 2008, he helped Palmeiras win the 2008 Campeonato Paulista. Marcos played his 400th match for Palmeiras on 21 September 2008 in a Campeonato Brasileiro Série A match between his club and Vasco. He was given a special shirt for playing his 400th match. The number 400 was printed on the back, with his name and the writings “O melhor goleiro do Brasil” (The best goalkeeper in Brazil). On the front, all the titles that he has won along with Palmeiras and Brazil’s national team are printed. Marcos playing for Palmeiras in 2010. On 4 January 2012, at the age of 38, Marcos announced his retirement from football, due to his advanced age and the many injuries that marked his career.



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