Maradona: The jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two goals against England in the 1986 World Cup. Including the infamous “God’s hand” goal will be sold out this month.
The jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two goals against England. At the 1986 World Cup. Including the “God’s hand” goal, will be sold out this month, Sotheby’s said on Wednesday.
The number 10 green shirt has been worn since the end of the World Cup match by red bowler Steve Hodge. Who changed jerseys with Maradona after England lost 2-1.
The quarter-final match. One of the most memorable matches in World Cup history, was of special importance to Argentina. As it was played only four years after losing in the Falklands battle.
The match focused on the history of Maradona’s two goals. One of the most famous and one of the most impressive – at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City.
The first came after a break when Hodge, on the edge of the English field. Blocked the ball and sent it back towards the goalposts.
Maradona, who runs in the box, got up and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton threw the ball into the net.
England were furious and complained to officials. Who believed Maradona had hit the ball with his head, allowing the goal to stop.
Maradona sparked controversy after that the goal was set “slightly in Maradona’s head, slightly in God’s hand.”
Four minutes later, Maradona struck again and this time there was no doubt.
Receiving the ball and turning in the middle of his half. Maradona left five English defenders after passing through Shilton.
A national hero
Argentina won the final of the World Cup for the second time in eight years.
After his death from a heart attack in 2020, Argentina held three days of national mourning.
Hodge, whose history is titled “The Man with the Maradona shirt,” has been borrowing.
Sotheby’s said in a statement sent by AFP that it would have its own public exhibition about the jersey in London. During an online auction scheduled for April 20 to May 4.
The decision on whether to keep it accessible to the public will depend on the winner.
Oscar Garre, Maradona’s colleague in 1986, told AFP on Wednesday. “it would be nice to have it (jersey) in Argentina”. Especially for the Argentina Football Association (AFA).
“While many boys wear the national team jersey with courage. Respect and dignity, Diego’s is unique, the most iconic in football,” he said.
Brahm Wachter, head of Sotheby’s street goods and collectors. Said it was “a long list of the kind of people or organizations that might want to own something.”
“It could be an individual, it could be a museum. It could be just someone who wants to be the owner of a great team, a football fan or a club.”
Maradona memorial service will start at £ 4 million ($ 5.2 million). Under a record $ 5.6 million worth of shirts worn. On the 2019 jersey worn by Father Ruth while at the New York Yankees.
Last year, a jersey worn in the 1950s by Brooklyn Dodgers star Jackie Robinson. The first black player in Major League baseball – sold for $ 4.2 million.