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'The happiest day of my life' - New Barca jersey created by Down Syndrome designer

The style was cultivated with the help of newspaper cuttings.

IN ADDITION TO Barcelona’s goalkeepers’ jerseys bearing the name of the late Antoni Ramallets for last night’s friendly match with Santos – the recently deceased former Spanish footballer – their outfits also contained another distinctive feature.

The name and numbering on the back of the jerseys represented a new style designed by Anna Vives – a young Catalan woman with Down Syndrome – and were created by splicing together newspaper cut-outs.

The jerseys will subsequently be put up for sale on eBay, with the resulting funds raised set to go to the Itinerarium Foundation – the company in which Vives works.

Speaking ahead of the game, she told Globosporte: “It will be the happiest day of my life. I am a supporter of Barcelona and my favourite player is Andres Iniesta. He is a very good person. I also really like Neymar. He is a good person and is always laughing. I like that.”

More information on the jersey and the rest of Vives’ work can be found here.

YouTube credit: Anna Vives

h/t 101 Great Goals

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