Maradona’s “The Hand of God” Shirt Sold for £ 7.1 Million

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two of the most famous goals in football history sold for £ 7.14 million ($ 8.93 million) on Wednesday (May 4), setting a new auction record for sports souvenirs. I marked it.

Maradona played against England in Mexico in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals and wore Argentina’s No. 10 shirt. In the 6th minute of the second half, he led his team by hitting the ball into the net for what became known as the “Hand of God” goal.

Four minutes later, Maradona dribbled from half of himself, scoring what is widely regarded as one of the best goals in World Cup history.

England midfielder Steve Hodge has announced that he will get a Maradona jersey after the match and will be auctioned 19 years after it was on display at the National Football Museum in England last month.

According to Sotheby’s, the buyer was anonymous.

This sale broke the previous record of sports souvenirs set by the original handwritten manuscript of the Olympic Manifest from 1892. That was $ 8.8 million in 2019.

The sale of Maradona jerseys was complicated by the claim that the wrong shirt was under the hammer. His daughter and his ex-wife said Hodge had received the shirt Maradona wore in the first half of the match.

Sotheby’s says it uses photo-matching techniques to “finally” match shirts to both goals by “examining the unique details of various elements of the item, such as patches, stripes, and numbering.” I did.Read the full text

Maradona, considered one of the best soccer players in the world, died in November 2020 at the age of 60.

(Reuters) Maradona’s “The Hand of God” Shirt Sold for £ 7.1 Million

Show More
Back to top button