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The Mano de Dios shirt up for auction – RSI Swiss Radio and Television

There are jerseys and jerseys, there are games and games and the further you go back, the more you play, the more you play and the protagonists acquire a mythical dimension. And so the jersey worn by Diego Armando Maradona in one of the most iconic matches in football history could approach, or even exceed the record for a sportsman’s shirt, which belongs to that of the American baseball legend Babe Ruth, beaten at 5, 6 million dollars in 2019.

Steve Hodge, former English midfielder, has in fact decided to part with the shirt exchanged with the Pibe de Oro at the end of that Argentina-England on 22 June 1986 when, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Maradona signed the goal of the Secolo and on the Mano de Dios, two goals that have entered the collective imagination even outside of football fans. Shortly after Diez’s death, Hodge had declared that the object was of inestimable sentimental value, but now times seem to have changed. The London auction house Sotheby’s has set the figure of 4 million pounds (4.9 million francs, 5.2 million dollars) as a basis.


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