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By Anumaggie | May 05, 2022 01:42 PM

A jersey worn by football legend Diego Maradona has been auctioned off for $ 9.3 million (Rs. 70.8 crore).

Diego Maradona\'s Hand Of God jersey auctioned for 9.3 million USD


Born in Argentina, Diego Armando Maradona is considered the God of the football world. His achievements in football are immense. He has millions of fans who ran tirelessly on the field and fought for the victory of his country team. Meanwhile, the 'Hand of God' jersey worn by Maradona when he scored two world-famous goals came up for auction last month.

2 goals

Argentina and England met in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico City. Maradona's two goals in this match are world famous. Argentina beat England 2-1 in that match. The first goal Maradona scored in this match is what people call the 'Hand of God'. FIFA also declared his second goal of the match the best goal of the century.

The sale was conducted by the reputed auction house Sotheby. Speaking on the occasion, Bram Watcher, Head of Antiquities Collection, said, “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. 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."

$ 9.3 million

The company has announced that one person has bought the famous jersey for $ 9.3 million at the auction, which runs from April 20 to May 4. But, his name was not released. The jersey is said to be the highest-selling sports souvenir auctioned by Sotheby's.

Maradona's jersey previously sold for $ 9.3 million, up from $ 5.2 million ($ 39.49 million in India).



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