Diego Maradona is one of the legends of modern football. Maradona was from Argentina and was very keen on football right from his childhood days. Initially, he could not afford to play the game. Gradually, his talent caught the eyes of many and he started his career with the Boca Juniors. However, it did not take him long to blossom into a full-fledged star. Diego played some of his best matches for Argentina.
His footballing prowess guided Argentina to a World Cup victory. This was one of the biggest achievements in Maradona’s career. However, Diego Maradona is famous for his “Hand Of God” goal against England. While attempting to head a ball from the corner kick, Maradona handled the ball that resulted in the goal. The incident fueled a huge controversy and later became famous as the “Hand of God”.
Recently, the jersey of that match was auctioned online. One of the buyers bought the shirt by offering a staggering amount. Jersey has been sold for $9.3 million on the internet. Let us learn more about the story in detail below.
Diego Maradona Shirt Auction Breaks Records
Diego Maradona’s shirt from the 1986 World Cup has been sold for a record-breaking price. The Jersey has been bought by a fan for $9.3million.
However, the name of the fan had not yet been disclosed. This is the highest amount ever paid for a sports collectible. Jersey was initially in the possession of Steve Hodge.
Steve Hodge was an English player who exchanged the shirt with Diego Maradona after the quarterfinal match. Hodge referred to the shirt as a historic collectible.
It was after the Hand of God was scored, that Maradona followed it up with the goal of the century.