Diego Maradona with the World Cup in Azteca. (EFE)
The historic apriceleste shirt number 10 he wore diego maradona final with Germany (3-2) of the Mexico ’86 World Cup will be recovered next week by the Argentine collector Marcelo Ordás and subsequently exhibited at the Museum of Legends, located in Madrid.
The act of appropriation will be held this Thursday at the headquarters of the Argentine Embassy in the Spanish capital, in the presence of the ambassador Ricardo Alfonsin and the former German footballer Lothar Matthauswho exchanged shirts with Diego on the afternoon of June 29 at the legendary Azteca Stadium.
Hosted by journalist Víctor Hugo Morales, the ceremony will also see the participation of the president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Claudio Tapia; the CEO of LaLiga de España, Oscar Mayo and Ordás himself, president of Legends.
The museum of football legends will then have the “the greatest relic in history”according to its authorities, in its seven-storey space located in front of Puerta del Sol, in the center of Madrid.
Will be exhibited, among other treasures, balls with which the Uruguay 1930 World Cup final was playeda 1901 Alumni club shirt, a pair of boots from the German Nazi regime team and the Santos shirt with which Pele won the Libertadores 1964.
Even the jacket Johan Cruyff on the day of his debut in Holland, the number 10 of Boca de Boca Juan Roman riquelme with which he beat Real Madrid in the Intercontinental Cup 2000, the shirt of Claudio Caniggia in the victory over Brazil in Italy 1990 and that of José Luis Brown in the final of Mexico ’86.
Ordas, owner of the Legends company, brings together the largest private collection of used shirts in the world, which will now have its place on display after 15 years of traveling exhibitions at various sporting events.
The Ordas collection has more than 5,000 t-shirts and other items such as medals, trophies, balls and historical boots.
When they auctioned off the blue shirt that Diego wore against England
Of the 2,548 goals that have become World Cup history, there are at least two that are impossible to forget. And those two were made with the same shirt. It is the blue of the Argentine national team and more precisely the one worn by Diego Armando Maradona to face the English for the best goal in history, which is told in this special by Clarín. This Wednesday, almost 36 years after that magical afternoon, the jacket was sold to the highest bidder for £ 7.1 million.
The figure is a record for a football shirt, according to the British auction site Sotheby’s, which made the sale online, and the winner’s name was not disclosed, but it was known that few bids were received made from a base price. of 4 million. The buyer would have come from the Middle East, according to an Argentine who offered.
When the auction started, it was expected to reach £ 6 million and although there were thousands of onlookers who entered the site to see what happened to Diez’s superhero costume, some had the money and determination to make. an offer.
In any case, the relic has become the most expensive sports item in history, surpassing and nearly doubling the amount paid in the United States for a jersey of the legendary American baseball player Babe Ruth, which sold for about $ 5 million in 2019. Maradona did . Like the second against the English, the best goal in the history of the World Cup.
Certification began on April 20, after Steve Hodgeone of the British defeated by Maradona that afternoon, decided to part with the “Hand of God” and the “Cosmic Kite” jersey.