The shirt that Diego Maradona wore when scoring the controversial “Hand of God” goal at the 1986 World Cup sold at record prices it was done. The £ 7.1 million fee is the highest price paid for sports souvenirs at auction.
The shirt was sold online by Sotheby’s at auction house on Wednesday, but no buyer has been identified. Argentine collector Marcelo Ordas told national television that his offer to return the shirt was “unfortunately” defeated by a “last-minute offer from the Middle East.”
Maradona scored two goals in a shirt in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final match against England in Mexico City. The first goal of the Argentine superstar officially dominated the header, although the ball clearly touched Maradona’s fist. Maradona later said that he was chopped “a little with Maradona’s head, a little with God’s hand.”
The second goal of his game, which was named “Goal of the Century” at the 2002 FIFA Tournament, saw him dribble through almost the entire England national team before defeating goalkeeper Peter Shilton.
Argentina won Game 21 and won the World Cup After the match, Maladona exchanged shirts with England midfielder Steve Hodge, who lent the shirt to England’s National Football Museum in Manchester for sale.
Maradona, considered by many to be the greatest player of all time, died in November 2020 at the age of 60. Brahm Wachter, head of Sotheby’s streetwear and modern collector’s items, said the shirt “clearly reminds us of important moments not only in the history of sports, but also in the history of the 20th century.” ..