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Diego Maradona’s Shirt Sells for 7.1 Million Pounds

The shirt Diego Maradona wore when he scored the “hand of god” goal and much vaunted “goal of the century” for Argentina against England at the 1986 world cup has sold for a record 7.1million pounds.

It is the highest price ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia.

Former England midfielder Steve Hodge put it up for auction 36 years after he swapped it with Maradona following the famous quarter-final in Mexico.

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After Diego Maradona died in November 2020, Hodge said the shirt was not for sale.

The previous highest fee paid for a shirt worn during a sports match was held by New York Yankees legend, Babe Ruth’s baseball jersey, which sold for $5.6million dollars in 2019.

In the same year the original Olympic manifesto, penned in 1892, sold for $8.8million dollars to become the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia.

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