Two and a half years after his death, Diego Maradona He still holds true in people’s hearts as one of the great legends of not only football but world sport. For this reason, every time an object that recalls it appears, there are thousands of enthusiasts and collectors willing to do anything to get it. This is demonstrated by a new auction dedicated to Pelusa, this time to find a new owner for the shirt that Diego wore in a game of the 1982 World Cup.
The auction was promoted by the American site PWCC marketin charge of making the trophy in question public, used by Diego el June 23, 1982when César Luis Menotti’s team faced El Salvador for the third round of the group stage and beat them 2-0 with goals from Daniel Walkway (penalty) e Daniel Bertoni.
The initiative was launched a few days ago and is defined this Thursday evening: until this Wednesday, the highest amount offered is 21 thousand dollars.
“Photomatching resolution identified several loose and frayed threads from the Argentine Football Federation shield to determine that Maradona wore this shirt on June 23, 1982 in the match against El Salvador“, clarifies the site that carries out the tender to guarantee and certify that it is the original shirt.
As soon as the match in which Argentina beat the Central Americans ended, Diego gave his shirt to the prop of that Selection, Andres Do Campowho delivered the shirt to the auction and wrote a letter in his own hand assuring its authenticity.
“I, Andrés do Campo, stage man of the Argentina soccer team, declare that Diego Armando Maradona’s number 10 shirt was used in the Spain 1982 World Cup match, Argentina-El Salvador. T-shirt that Diego Armando Maradona gave me at the end of the game. Buenos Aires, December 1982“, wrote the former prop in the manuscript, which will be delivered together with 10 Diego.
Diego’s other auctions
Obviously it is not the first time that a Maradona shirt has been auctioned. A few months ago the competition for the shirt that Diego wore in the match against England in Mexico 1986 took place, which reached the figure of 9 million dollars and an Argentinian lost it by just 17 seconds.
“I thought we had won because behind me there are so many people who have accompanied this crusade. The dream that moved us to be here in London. The dream was to take her home, to take her to Argentina. Sad that I can’t take it home to share with all Argentines”, repented at that time Marcelo Ordás, the famous businessman and collector.
Some time later, the historic German player Lothair Matthaus delivered to the Spanish Museum legendsmanaged by Ordás, the shirt he exchanged with Maradona in the 1986 world final. The relics of Diego, little by little, continue to appear.
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