Michael Schumacher's jumpsuit exhibited in Sarajevo

NEWS 22.02.2022 13:50
Source: Hit

The Coloseum Club in Sarajevo exhibited the signed jumpsuit worn by Michael Schumacher, in its premises, that were bought at auction 24 years ago. The Coloseum says that Sarajevo is still the only city in the region that deserves to be the "home" of this original and authentic jumpsuit because the connection between Schumacher and Sarajevo has been unbreakable for decades.

The Formula 1’s most successful driver of all times, Michael Schumacher, is a great friend of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo, which he visited several times as a humanitarian. He wholeheartedly visited the capital as part of humanitarian activities where he donated money and other assistance to a large number of children. As part of his humanitarian work, the original idea to put his racing suit up for auction came in 1998 when the Hit from Nova Gorica bought it for 2.5 million tolars (€ 10,000.00), and Schumacher donated the income to those who were affected by the earthquake in Posocje.

Source: : Hit
Source: : Hit
Source: : Hit
Source: : Hit
Source: : Hit
Source: : Hit

Five years later, as the main sponsor, the company Hit from Nova Gorica continued its humanitarian work, where, in May 2003, it organized a humanitarian football match in Nova Gorica between the Nazionale Piloti team and a team of celebrities from Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Proceeds from the event went to children, victims of war and land mines from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Nazionale Piloti team was represented by Formula 1 stars, who at the time, had been helping people in need around the world for almost two decades. Michael Schumacher, Jarno Trulli, Giancarlo Fisichella, Fernando Alonso, Max Biaggi, as well as Luca Montezemolo, the president of Ferrari, played for the team. The opposing team called All-Stars consisted of athletes and other celebrities from Slovenia, Italy, Austria and BiH: Jure Kosir, Mitja Kunc, Franci Petek, as well as Jonas, Branko Djuric Djuro, Srecko Katanec, Saso Udovic, Vili Amersek and others. Although the match had a humanitarian character, it was a real football spectacle for everyone present. Both nets shook as many as nine times. The star of that evening was definitely Michael Schumacher who once again proved that he is not only a great F1 driver but also a great man. The funds raised in that match amounted to €100,000.

Earlier this year, on January 3, Schumacher received a birthday present in the form of a huge mural painted on a Sarajevo building. Because of his humanitarian activities and a constant fight for children through raising funds for their treatments, he deserved the love and great respect of Sarajevans who have never forgotten the gestures of this world sports legend.

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