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Escape to Victory is the greatest football film ever made. Directed by John Huston in 1981 it is set in a Prisoner of War camp during the second world war.

Michael Caine stars as Captain John Colby, who leads Sylvester Stallone and an all star cast of footballers including Pele, Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles,and Mike Summerbee, who agree to play a football match against some local german troops, but after the Nazi propaganda machine takes over they end up in occupied Paris playing the German National team.

If you've never heard of this film before then welcome to the Escape to Victory Web Site.

"Here's To Victory"

A football shirt collector recently emailed the escape to victory website saying he was a collector of worn football shirts, and that he had managed to aquire the Number 2 shirt from the German side, as you will be able to see in the photographs in the article

Who was wearing the number 2 for the german side? A lot of sources point to the german opposition being made up of the local side from the MTK Stadium, MTK Budapest with Laurie Sivell(Ipswich) in nets as Schmidt, Werner Roth(New York Cosmos) as the Captain Baumann, and Robin Turner(Ipswich) playing the Number 10.

The collector has said he'd be willing to part with the shirt if someone came up with a reasonable offer for it, and if anyone's interested just get in touch with the escape to victory website and they pass on his email address, also if anyone has any information about who played as number 2 for the germans, or any of the other players, Reinhardt, Becker etc, also contact them.

Peace Innocent

 

 

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  1. Francis sheridan

i just got a very old one signed by pele, how can i tell how old this shirt is or if its from the file, it was in a pub for over 20 years before i got it from the seller he has had it for some time, any help will be nice. <br />regards F Sheridan

 
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