|TEAM||Rio Preto||SEASON(S)||late 2000s?|
|HOME/AWAY||Home||COUNTRY||Brazil Sao Paulo|
This shirts is unusual for a couple of reasons. Firstly Rio Preto are a rather obscure side from Sao Jose do Rio Preto in the interior of Sao Paulo state so you don't hear much about them knocking about mainly in the Sao Paulo state championships. Secondly, it's a rarity to see a club shirt with the number on the chest as well as the back. Long sleeved shirts from Brazil are few and far between too. The shirt is quite plain and produced using cheaper materials and methods than many shirts are these days but given the relative obscurity of the club it's maybe not a big surprise. My good friend Bira, also from Sao Paulo state sent me this shirt for the collection.