The Argentina shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his infamous ‘Hand of God‘ goal against England at the 1986 World Cup is to be auctioned. The iconic blue away shirt, which is currently owned by former England midfielder Steve Hodge, is expected to fetch more than £4m.
Diego Maradona hand of God Goal Shirt to be Auctioned
Diego Maradona also scored one of the greatest World Cup goals in that game on the way to winning the tournament. After the death of the Argentine in November 2020, Hodge said the shirt was not for sale.
In December that year Hodge said he had people knocking on his door non-stop to sell the shirt, he said he finds it disrespectful and wrong to sell the shirt. He concluded by saying: “It’s not for sale. I am not trying to sell it.”
Hodge loaned the shirt to the National Football Museum, where it has been housed for 20 years, but it will now be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London with bidding open from April 20 to May 4. The current record price for a shirt worn during a game is held by New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth’s baseball jersey, which sold for $5.6m (£4.4m) in 2019.