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Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt sells for more than £7m

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Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God'

The shirt worn by Argentinan football legend Diego Maradona’s when he scored the ‘Hand of God’ goal against England has sold for £7,142,500 in an auction. The shirt was expected to sell between £4m-6m when it went up for auction on April 20. It received just one bid of £4m until nine minutes before the deadline. The shirt belongs to Steve Hodge who decided to sell the jersey 36 years after he swapped shirts with Maradona in the tunnel during the 1986 World Cup.

“This historic shirt is a tangible reminder of an important moment not only in the history of sports but in the history of the 20th century,” Brahm Wachter, head of streetwear and modern collectibles at Sotheby’s said after Diego Maradona’s Hand of God shirt sold. “In the weeks since we announced the auction we have been inundated by sports fans and collectors alike, with palpable excitement in the air for the duration of the public exhibition – and this unfiltered enthusiasm was echoed in the bidding. This is arguably the most coveted football shirt to ever come to auction, and so it is fitting that it now holds the auction record for any object of its kind.”

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