Ardiles and Villa Signed Spurs Shirt
Ardiles and Villa Signed Spurs Shirt, signed by both Spur's legends on the front of a classic Tottenham Hotspur Shirt. 100% authentic and hand signed in person by Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa at a private signing event. Osvaldo Ardiles Biography
Osvaldo César Ardiles was born 3 August 1952 and is often referred to in Britain as Ossie Ardiles, is a football manager, pundit and former midfielder who won the 1978 FIFA World Cup as part of the Argentine national team. He now runs his own football school in the UK called the Ossie Ardiles Soccer School. A competitive and skilled midfielder, he became a cult hero in England, along with Glenn Hoddle and compatriot Ricardo Villa, as a player for Tottenham Hotspur. He left England for a period on loan as a result of the outbreak of the Falklands War in 1982, thus missing most of the 1982–83 English season. During his playing career with Spurs, between 1978-1988, he made 221 appearences and scored 16 goals. After retirement, Ardiles began his management career in England, coaching Swindon Town, Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion, before returning to Tottenham to become the first Premier League manager from Argentina. As manager of Spurs in the mid-1990s, he played several matches utilizing a formation that had five forwards, a formation that hadn't been used in English football since the 1950s. During his career, Ardiles has also coached in Mexico, Croatia, Japan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Paraguay and his native Argentina.
Ricky Villa Bibliography;
Ricardo Julio "Ricky" Villa was born 18 August 1952 is an Argentine football coach and former professional midfielder. He was born in Roque Pérez, Buenos Aires. In the 1970s he played successively for Quilmes, Atlético de Tucumán and Racing Club. At the 1978 FIFA World Cup, he was a member of the Argentinian team that won the tournament and made two appearances as a substitute in the second round. Following the world cup, he was bought by Tottenham Hotspur's manager Keith Burkinshaw together with Ossie Ardiles.He arrived to a ticker tape welcome at White Hart Lane and he scored one goal against Nottingham Forest on his debut. He scored a total of 25 goals in 179 Spurs appearances including his winning goal against Manchester City in the FA Cup Final replay in 1981 – for which he won the Wembley goal of the century award in 2001. He had also opened the scoring in the 8th minute of that final replay. On leaving Spur's he carried on playing in Argentina, Colombia and the United States before ending his career in the lower leagues of Argentine football with Defensa y Justicia. He also represented Argentina in the 1991 edition of the World Cup of Masters, scoring in the opening round against England. On retiring he has dedicated himself to politics during the 1990s, but since July 2005 has been the technical secretary of Talleres de Córdoba. He resides in Villa Carlos Paz with his wife and four children. As of November 2007, it was announced by FIFA that all members of winning World Cup squads prior to 1982 would receive World Cup winners medals and this includes Villa as part of the 1978 World Cup winning squad. On 7 February 2008, he along with his compatriot Ossie Ardiles was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame.
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Dimension; 80cm H x 60cm W x 5cm D