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Diego Maradona's jersey selling for Millions of Dollars - see why

The shirt that Argentina football legend Diego Maradona wore while scoring two times against England in the 1986 World Cup, including the notorious "hand of God" objective, was sold for $9.3 million, a record for any thing of sports memorabilia, Sotheby's said on Wednesday.

Seven bidders competed for the article of clothing in a closeout that started 20 April and finished Wednesday morning, Sotheby's said, without delivering the name of the purchaser.

"This noteworthy shirt is an unmistakable sign of a significant second throughout the entire existence of sports, yet throughout the entire existence of the twentieth 100 years," Sotheby's head of streetwear and current collectibles Brahm Wachter said in a proclamation after the deal.

"This is apparently the most sought after football shirt to at any point come to sell, thus it is fitting that it currently holds the closeout record for any object of its sort," he said.

The shirt had been possessed by restricting midfielder Steve Hodge, who traded his pullover with Maradona after England lost 2-1.

Hodge, whose personal history is named "The man with Maradona's shirt," has for the beyond 20 years credited the pullover to be out there for anyone to see at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

The quarterfinal confrontation became scratched in football legend for Maradona's two objectives - one infamous and one grand - in Mexico City's fuming Aztec Stadium.


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