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26.03.2009 12:49

A priceless shirt


FC Barcelona has managed to obtain a unique slice of history. The shirt worn by Pepe Rodríguez, Barça captain from 1910 to 1912, can now be viewed in the Museum.

Pepe Rodríguez’s grandson Jaime Gutiérrez, who lives in Chile, has delivered the shirt to the Museum of FC Barcelona. It has been preserved with great care by the family since the early 20th century and is in wonderful condition, making this new acquisition even more valuable.

A goal scorer and leader

Pepe Rodríguez was born in Vigo in 1889 and after playing for various teams in his native town moved to Barcelona to play for Barça. He played for the Club until 16th November 1912 and made his mark for two reasons: for his efficiency in front of goal and because he was the captain and leader of the team.

Letters, photos and distinctions

QM3D0733.jpgThe shirt is on display in the Museum together with other objects of great value supplied by the family. This Thursday saw the inauguration of the exhibition ‘Pepe Rodríguez, the return of a goal scoring captain'. Apart from the shirt, it includes an album of photographs of the player as well as prizes and distinctions he received while playing for Barça. Of all this material – which is in superb condition – there are a number of letters that Rodríguez received from his team-mates where the tremendous respect and affection of those who knew him can be clearly appreciated.

A well-remembered farewell

QM3D2272.jpgRodríguez played his last match for Barça in November 1912 and never came back to Barcelona. On 7th November, the Club awarded him a Cup, in memory of his time with the team, on which can be read a list of his titles, and held a banquet in his honour at which he was also given a poem, which can be seen in the exhibition close to the shirt.

A priceless shirt

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An honour for the Club
Club president Joan Laporta hosted a reception for the family of Pepe Rodríguez, over here from Chile, in the Presidential Box of the Camp Nou before the match against Malaga. Together they discussed the exhibition and the life of Pepe Rodríguez.

The first vice-president Alfons Godall said: “This acquisition is a reflection of the new policy introduced at the Museum of collecting important pieces and objects in the history of the Club via the families of the protagonists in order to enrich the contents that visitors, members and Barça fans can enjoy in the Museum”.

In this case, the role played by Barça fan Salvador Milan from Santiago de Chile has been vital to help the Club incorporate all this historic material.

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