Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt sells for record sum
16 September 2022 | 8:46 am
Two years after his death, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona is still making the record books. The shirt he was wearing when he scored one of soccer's most memorable goals at the 1986 World Cup has sold at auction for a record $9.3 million.
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30 Nov 2020
Barcelona and Osasuna paid tribute to Diego Maradona ahead of their La Liga match on Sunday. Maradona, who played two seasons for Barca, died on Wednesday aged 60. Before the match, Barcelona played 'The Song of the Birds' by Catalan cellist Pablo Casals as the teams stood around the centre circle where a Maradona shirt was laid on the pitch.
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Napoli unveiled a statue of club great Diego Maradona to mark the first anniversary of his death at the start of their Serie A match against Lazio on Sunday. Napoli put on a dazzling display, storming to a 4-0 win over Lazio on Sunday to move three points clear at the top of Serie A. Maradona died on Nov. 25 last year and to mark the anniversary, Napoli unveiled a statue inside the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium pre-match and wore shirts with the Argentine's face on them for the Lazio clash.
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The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two of the most famous goals in soccer history was sold for 7.14 million pounds ($8.93 million) on Wednesday, marking a new auction record for an item of sports memorabilia.
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