The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his notorious “Hand of God” objective towards England on the 1986 World Cup is predicted to promote for at the very least STG4 million ($A7 million).
The shirt is owned by former England midfielder Steve Hodge, who swapped shirts with Maradona after Argentina gained the match 2-1 thanks to 2 objectives by the ahead, the second a solo effort thought-about to be one of many biggest ever scored.
It was Hodge’s tried again cross that Maradona chased earlier than utilizing his hand to push the ball previous England goalkeeper Peter Shilton for the primary objective.
Following Maradona’s loss of life in 2020, Hodge mentioned the shirt was not on the market.
Nevertheless, public sale home Sotheby’s have put the valuation on the merchandise forward of the web public sale which can start on April 20 and conclude Might 4.
Brazilian nice Pele’s jersey from the 1970 World Cup remaining is the costliest soccer shirt bought at public sale, in response to Guinness World Data. It fetched STG157,750 kilos in 2002, over thrice the anticipated worth.
Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, is extensively thought-about one of many biggest ever footballers.
He died on the age of 60 in 2020 resulting from a cardiac arrest.