Beat all record A sale record of Maradona’s jersey for more than 9 million dollars

New York: The jersey worn by Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona when he scored two famous goals against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals sold for nearly $ 9.3 million, beating all record for the sale of sporting goods, auction house Sotheby’s announced Wednesday. The previous record of sportswear was a T-shirt worn by American baseball legend Babe Ruth in the late 1920s, which sold in 2019 for $ 5.6 million. The selling price of Maradona’s jersey also exceeded the price of the 1892 Olympic Declaration manuscript, which sold for $ 8.8 million in December 2019, setting a record absolute. The sale online it took place on April 20. As of Wednesday, only one offer has been registered, at around $ 5 million. But the sale has seen a buzz in the past few minutes, with several offers replying to $ 9.28 million, including costs. The identity of the buyer (s) was not immediately disclosed by Sotheby’s. In 1986, Maradona swapped his shirt after the match with English midfielder Steve Hodge, who had owned it for more than 35 years, and loaned it to the Manchester Museum. The two players told the story in one of their books. That match was one of the most memorable in World Cup history and acquired special significance for Argentina because it was played only four years after losing Malwy’s war. The match was engraved in football folklore for two goals from Maradona: one infamous, the other the pinnacle of splendor at the famous “Astaca” stadium in Mexico City. The first arrives in the 51st minute when Hodge intercepts a ball on the outskirts of thearea penalty of England and tries to return it to his goalkeeper Peter Shelton. Maradona runs towards it inside thearea and gets up to follow him head on in the moment in referred to the goalkeeper left, but used his hand to open the scoring. The England players protested to the Tunisian referee, Ali Bennacer, but he didn’t care and scored the goal. Then Maradona raised the controversy after that, saying that the goal was scored “a little from the head of Maradona and a little from the hand of God”. Four minutes later, Maradona struck again, and this time there was no doubt. The Argentine champion has received the ball in in the middle of the field and manipulated four English defenders before stepping over goalkeeper Shelton and shooting in door, goal that was chosen as “goal of the century” in a survey conducted by the International Federation of Football Federations (FIFA). Then Maradona scored two goals against Belgium in semifinal, before contributing to his team’s 3-2 victory over West Germany in final and raise the prestigious trophy as captain of his country. Maradona died on November 25, 2020, at the age of 60, due to a heart attack, after suffering for a long period of health problems. (AFP)