Diego Maradona’s well known “Hand of God” shirt he wore against England in 1986 has sold for £7m auction.
His iconic blue No10 shirt was purchased by an unknown bidder following a drawn out web-based war, and the staggering price tag has made it the most costly match worn shirt of all time.
The winning bid was made as of now of the sale, after the £4m reserve had already been matched.
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The last winning bid was £7.142m.
Maradona’s first goal against England was scored in disputable fashion, using his hand to beat Peter Shilton.
Be that as it may, his second of the game proceeded to be named the “goal of the century”.
The sale comes after Maradona’s family claimed the Three Lions midfielder had the shirt he used in the first half, and not the Hand of God shirt.
However, Sotherbys said they had confirmed certain that Hodge has the authentic shirt.
Additionally yesterday in a final desperate effort to stop the shirt being kept in the UK, an Argentine delegation showed up in London to attempt to snatch it for a Maradona historical center in Buenos Aires.
Hodge said previously: “I have been the proud owner of this item for over 35 years, since Diego and I swapped shirts in the tunnel after the famed match.
“It was an absolute privilege to have played against one of the greatest and most magnificent football players of all time.
“The Hand of God shirt has deep cultural meaning to the football world, the people of Argentina, and the people of England and I’m certain that the new owner will have immense pride in owning the world’s most iconic football shirt.”