Maradona's 'Hand of God' shirt sold for $8.93 mln

STORY: This Diego Maradona jersey just sold for $8.93 million

It's a new record for sports memorabilia

Maradona wore it in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final against England

when he scored two of the most famous goals ever

One was from a punch, known as the ‘Hand of God’ goal

In the other, he dribbled from his own half to score

a goal widely considered one of the greatest in World Cup history

England midfielder Steve Hodge held on to the jersey after the game


"The auction came about as Steve Hodge, who flicked the ball to Maradona on the Hand of God play had had this in his possession ever since the game. He had loaned it to the National Football Museum. And after having it for a considerable amount of time he decided the timing was right and he contacted us for auction."

Sotheby's said the buyer was anonymous

The sale beat the previous record sale for sports memorabilia

An original 1892 manuscript of the Olympic Manifesto

went for $8.8 million in 2019

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