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30 mm diameter, 16.5 g, 99.9% silver, grained edge
year 2010, circular inscription REPUBLICA MOLDOVA meaning "REPUBLIC OF MOLDAVIA" and the coat of arms of the Republic of Moldavia, in exergue horizontal line and denomination "50 LEI"
a football player running with vintage ball, inscription "FOTBALUL MOLDOVENESC" and "100 ANI" meaning "MOLDAVIAN FOOTBALL" and "100 YEARS", the later in exergue, separated by a horizontal line

Issuing date: 3rd of August 2010

Mintage: 1000 coins

The Moldavian Football Federation was established in 1990. In conformity with a book (Letters of an old sportsman) written by a former football player named Nikolai Biazin, on 29th of August 1910 the first football match in the former gubernia of Basarabia took place. The game was played between a team of players selected from local secondary schools from Chișinău and the team of a secondary school from Odessa. The team from Odessa won the game with 22-0. Between the world wars, the three renowned Vîlcov brothers played for a team in Chișinău. In 2010, the year when this coin was issued, the manager of the national team of the Republic of Moldova was the former great player of Steaua Bucharest, Mr Gavril Pele Balint.

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