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Sport Maradona's 'Hand Of God' shirt could be yours - for $2 million

02:00  28 november  2020
02:00  28 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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  Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Maradona saw heaven and hell Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Maradona saw heaven and hellMaradona had died after suffering a heart attack at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, those close to him confirmed.

“To have a Diego Maradona shirt on display would be amazing in itself but to have ‘the’ shirt , the one he wore on June 22, 1986 and scored those two “The first one, the ‘ Hand of God ’, will disappear and it will be all about that second goal where he took on several players. “It was poetry in motion.

It has been 12,576 days since Diego Maradona ’ s “ Hand of God ” goal – not that those working for England’s newspapers are counting. A theme of resentment permeated several front pages on Thursday, hours after the Argentine football great’s death aged 60.

By Philip O'Connor

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Aftermath of the death of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, in Buenos Aires © Reuters/RICARDO MORAES Aftermath of the death of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, in Buenos Aires

(Reuters) - The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his famous "Hand Of God" goal against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico could be available for $2 million following the Argentine's death on Wednesday, says an American sports memorabilia expert.

The shirt is owned by former England player Steve Hodge, who got it from Maradona after the match in which his attempted back pass led to the controversial goal that helped dump England out of the tournament which Argentina went on to win in Mexico.

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Diego Armando Maradona may have entertained and infuriated in equal measure, depending on whether you were supporting him or his opponents If Maradona ' s first goal against England was one of the most controversial ever scored in a World Cup, then his second was almost certainly the greatest.

"I was walking down the tunnel and Maradona was coming in the opposite direction. I just tugged my shirt and we swapped there and then," Hodge, who had been delayed on leaving the pitch doing a TV interview, told British media.

The shirt is currently on display at England's National Football Museum in Manchester.

"It's very difficult to gauge (the value) with the "Hand Of God" jersey, but I know that the owner was looking for a $2 million private sale," David Amerman of Goldin Auction in New Jersey told Reuters. "It certainly could be a possibility, the values have jumped quite a bit in soccer."

Amerman's firm is currently involved in another auction together with Sotheby's called " A Century Of Champions," which features a Jules Rimet trophy which was presented to Pele by FIFA after he won his third World Cup with Brazil in 1970.

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© Provided by Independent Online (IOL). LONDON - Diego Maradona who died aged 60 on Wednesday possessed "greatness but not sportsmanship" said former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton who was was victim to the infamous " hand of god " goal in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final.

The trophy is expected to sell for up to $800,000 and that sum could be dwarfed if Hodge finds a buyer for the Maradona shirt or if he puts it up for auction, although the 58-year-old former midfielder may not quite reach his target price.

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"It's very difficult to see how it would get to the two million dollar price, but I don't see why an individual who had the money wouldn't want something like that - you can't really put a number on it. If you find the right person in the right place, it's a realistic possibility," Amerman explained.

"Maradona's rookie soccer card, we recently sold a copy for $10,000. This is a card that was worth maybe a few hundred dollars just a few years ago, and that was before his death. I saw one yesterday online that they were asking $20,000 for."

But Amerman sounded a note of caution for those thinking of getting involved in the Maradona memorabilia market following the Argentine's death aged 60 after a heart attack.

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  'Undoubtedly' the Greatest: Why the World Is Mourning Soccer Legend Diego Maradona The Argentine soccer legend fought demons off the field, but was an artist on the pitch.He slips between two more defenders before finishing off the greatest 70-yard charge in World Cup history, culminating in the so-called “Goal Of The Century” that still hasn’t been replicated in this one. England goalkeeper Peter Shilton is the last line of defense: Maradona shimmies to his right, the ball still somehow on his left foot. Shilton slides right past him, before Maradona punches in the goal, giving Argentina a 2-0 lead it would hold onto in this quarterfinal, en route to Argentina’s second World Cup title. The soccer-mad country still awaits a third.

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To pour petrol on the fire, Maradona then uttered the words that filled back pages around the globe. "Un poco con la cabeza de Maradona y otro poco con la mano de The most heated wrangling over the title of soccer' s greatest player could be found between Diego Maradona and Pelé themselves.

"Right now we're definitely seeing increased action - I've already got inquiries from people who have purchased Maradona items on our site looking to sell them back in our next auction.

"We saw with the passing of Kobe Bryant this year... an immediate huge spike in his memorabilia... then it levels out because the market gets saturated..."

One man who won't be putting the shirt Maradona gave him on the open market is ex-Arsenal and Juventus player Liam Brady.

The former Ireland midfielder played against Maradona many times for club and country and the Argentine gave him an unusual number 17 shirt rather than his usual number 10 after a game in 1979.

"If it went to a private collector that really wanted it, if it was going to the right place and it was going to be appreciated, I would consider selling it, but I wouldn't put it on eBay or any of these auction rooms," he told Reuters.

"It has a huge amount of sentimental value."

(Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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