A piece of England's World Cup folklore which has been in German hands for the last 40 years went on public display in London today before going under the hammer next week.

The red No 2 shirt worn by England full back George Cohen during the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley is expected to sell for at least £20,000 when it comes up for auction at Christie's on Tuesday.

World Cup hero Cohen swapped shirts with Lothar Emmerich, a winger in the defeated West German team, whose family have held on to the shirt until now.Fulham legend Cohen - described by Man U legend George Best as "the best full-back I have ever played against" - was one of five players from the heroes of '66 to receive an MBE in 2000.

Other highlights of the Traditional Sports and World Cup Memorabilia Sale includes Martin Peters' spare shirt from the 1966 final, estimated to go for £1,000, and Brazilian Everaldo's 1970 World Cup winner's medal, which could fetch up to £45,000.

More modest investors can pick up Stephen Gerrard's boots from England's famous 5-1 drubbing of Germany in 2001, in which he scored the second goal, for an estimated £550.

Masochistic fans might want to go for the shirt worn by David Batty when he missed a vital penalty during England's shoot-out against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup, for £1,000.

Christie's spokesman Matthew Paton said: "The shirt featured in a TV programme called 'Shirts of 66' where Ricky Tomlinson tracked down a few of the World Cup Winners' shirts.

"The family of Lothar Emmerich have had it tucked away for the last 40 years. They didn't realise that it held any value.

"As a runner-up, having the victor's shirt probably didn't have the same sentimental value. I imagine that the sentimental value will be minimal, while the financial value is substantial.

"It's going to have a lot of appeal to Fulham fans as Cohen was a lifelong player for the club. Anyone in London can come and have a look at it, it's quite a rare sporting relic."

He added: "There is something from every single World Cup here, going back to the first tournament in 1930."

There has been a mad surge in World Cup interest and '66 is still unique in many ways. It was the first time England won it, they did it on their own turf and it is still the only World Cup final hat-trick.

"It will always be held in great esteem. It was England's finest hour in football to date. But who knows what will happen in the next few weeks.



TRADITIONAL SPORTS AND WORLD CUP MEMORABILIA, Sale 4101
June 27, 2006, London, South Kensington

"The items for sale are on show this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, and 9am to 7.30pm on Monday. Bidding gets under way at 10.30am on Tuesday at the Old Brompton Road salerooms

 

A WHITE WEST GERMANY 1954 WORLD CUP FINAL SHIRT

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 British pounds

Lot Description
A WHITE WEST GERMANY 1954 WORLD CUP FINAL SHIRT No.15, with lace-up collar and embroidered cloth badge inscribed Deutscher Fussball Bund; a pair of black shorts, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Ottmar Walter, shirt faded and stained, with some colour run

Lot Notes
The above shirt was worn by Ottmar Walter in the 1954 World Cup Final against Hungary. In the match played at the Wankdorf Stadium, Berne on the 4th July 1954, West Germany defeated Hungary 3-2.

A WHITE WEST GERMANY 1954 WORLD CUP FINAL SHIRT No.15, with lace-up collar and embroidered cloth badge inscribed Deutscher Fussball Bund; a pair of black shorts, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Ottmar Walter, shirt faded and stained, with some colour run

 A RED ENGLAND 1966 WORLD CUP FINAL SHIRT

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 British pounds


Lot Description
A RED ENGLAND 1966 WORLD CUP FINAL SHIRT No.2, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, the front of the shirt with a small hole, further holes on right sleeve and under right arm, lacking collar label

Lot Notes
The above shirt was gained by Lothar Emmerich as a swap with George Cohen after the 1966 World Cup FinalEngland who started the 1966 competition as one of the favourites, due to the fact that the tournament was held on home soil, began their group qualifying games with a 0-0 draw against Uruguay. In the two remaining group qualifying matches England defeated Mexico and France 2-0 in both games. In the quarter-final match against Argentina, Geoff Hurst scored the only goal of an explosive match thirteen minutes from the end. England's opponents in the semi-final were Portugal who had the wonderfully gifted Eusebio in their side. In a very entertaining match, England were worthy 2-1 winners with both goals being scored by Bobby Charlton.In the other semi-final, West Germany disposed of the U.S.S.R. national team by the same score and this set up a final match of the tournament between two of football's oldest rivals at Wembley on 30th July 1966.Before a crowd of just under 100,000, Haller scored for West Germany in the thirteenth minute, but six minutes later Geoff Hurst scored his country's equaliser. For the best part of the next hour, neither side dominated the match but with twelve minutes remaining Geoff Hurst had an optimistic shot at goal which spun in the air for Martin Peters to knock home for what appeared to be the decisive winning goal. However, with seconds remaining, a hotly disputed free-kick from West Germany found its way across England goal and Weber knocked the ball into the net for a dramatic equaliser which took the match into extra-time.After ten minutes of extra-time, England scored their third and without doubt the most controversial goal that has featured in any football match, never mind a World Cup final. Alan Ball chased a long ball towards the corner flag and pulled it back for Geoff Hurst, who shot from the edge of the six-yard box with the ball crashing against the underside of the bar. The ball bounced down and then upwards and out of the goal area. Roger Hunt could possibly have knocked the ball into the net, but he turned away raising his hands in jubilation, convinced that the ball had crossed the line. The ball was then cleared for a corner without a 'goal' being given and the Swiss referee Gottfried Dienst ran over to consult the Soviet linesman, Tofik Bakhramov who awarded the goal. This goal is still argued about today and film evidence of the match is totally inconclusive. However, in the last minute, the match was finally settled when England's captain Bobby Moore, found Geoff Hurst in the centre circle with a long pass. Hurst then set off on one of his long runs and with the immortal words of match commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme 'and there are some people on the pitch. They think it's all over.... it is now!" ringing in the nations ears, Hurst smashed the ball into the net for his side's fourth goal and his hat-trick

A RED ENGLAND 1966 WORLD CUP FINAL SHIRT No.2, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, the front of the shirt with a small hole, further holes on right sleeve and under right arm, lacking collar label

 

 A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SPARE SHIRT

Estimate
1,000 - 1,200 British pounds

Lot Description
A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SPARE SHIRT No.16, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge

Lot Notes
The above shirt is believed to be a Martin Peter's spare shirt from the 1966 World Cup Final.The shirt was given to Sid Brown, the English team coach driver by Bobby Moore at the same time Moore passed his spare example to Harold Sheperdson

A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SPARE SHIRT No.16, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge

A RED 1998 ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
350 - 550 British pounds

Lot Description
A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.9, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, FIFA World Cup, France 1998, the reverse lettered Shearer; and an autographed colour photograph of Alan Shearer wearing a similar shirt ,

lot Notes
The  shirt is an official spare example issued to Alan Shearer

A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.9, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, FIFA World Cup, France 1998, the reverse lettered Shearer; and an autographed colour photograph of Alan Shearer wearing a similar shirt (2)

 

A GREY AND YELLOW 2002 BRAZIL GOALKEEPER SHIRT

Estimate
400 - 600 British pounds

Lot Description
A GREY AND YELLOW BRAZIL GOALKEEPER SHIRT No.22, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed CBF, Brasil, the reverse lettered Rogerio, the front autographed by the Brazilian 2002 World Cup squad, the sleeve with 2002 World Cup flashes

A GREY AND YELLOW BRAZIL GOALKEEPER SHIRT No.22, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed CBF, Brasil, the reverse lettered Rogerio, the front autographed by the Brazilian 2002 World Cup squad, the sleeve with 2002 World Cup flashes

 

A RED 1986 POLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
200 - 300 British pounds

Lot Description
A RED POLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.8, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed Polska; and letter of provenance from Kenny Sansom stating that he swapped the shirt with Jan Urban after the 1986 World Cup match against Poland; and a colour team line-up photograph of Poland prior to the match (3)

Lot Notes
The above shirt was worn by Jan Urban and gained by Kenny Sansom as a swap after the 1986 World Cup Group match against Poland. In the match played on 11th June in Monterrey, England defeated Poland 3-0

A RED POLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.8, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed Polska; and letter of provenance from Kenny Sansom stating that he swapped the shirt with Jan Urban after the 1986 World Cup match against Poland; and a colour team line-up photograph of Poland prior to the match

 

A YELLOW 1965 BRAZIL V. GERMANY INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
2,500 - 3,500 British pounds

Pre-lot Text
THE FOLLOWING LOT RELATES TO THE CAREER OF PELE

Lot Description
A YELLOW BRAZIL V. GERMANY INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.10, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed CBD, the front of the shirt autographed by the Brazil team, including Pele, Garrincha, Dudu, Rinaldo, Santos etc, some blood staining to front; a certificate of authenticity from Fred Kotz stating that the shirt was worn; and a copy of "Fred Koetz, Erinnerungen an beruhmte Sportler und Persvnlichkeiten" (3)

Lot Notes
The above shirt was worn by Pele in the 1965 match against Germany, in the match played on 6th June 1965 at Maracana Stadium, Brazil defeated Germany 2-0, Pele scoring the second goal

A YELLOW BRAZIL V. GERMANY INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.10, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed CBD, the front of the shirt autographed by the Brazil team, including Pele, Garrincha, Dudu, Rinaldo, Santos etc, some blood staining to front; a certificate of authenticity from Fred Kotz stating that the shirt was worn; and a copy of "Fred Koetz, Erinnerungen an beruhmte Sportler und Persvnlichkeiten

 

A RED BELGIUM INTERNATIONAL SHIRT

Estimate
400 - 600 British pounds

Lot Description
A RED BELGIUM INTERNATIONAL SHIRT No.16, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge

Lot Notes
The above shirt was gained by Emmerich as a swap, we are unable to identify the player and match the shirt relates to

A RED BELGIUM INTERNATIONAL SHIRT No.16, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge

 

A RED 1982 ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
450 - 550 British pounds

Lot Description
A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.17, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge; and signed letter of provenance from Kenny Sansom stating that he wore the shirt in the 1982 World Cup match against West Germany; and a colour photograph of Samson during the match (3)

Lot Notes
The above shirt was worn by Kenny Sansom in the 1982 World Cup phase 2 match against West Germany. In the match played on 29th June, England and West Germany drew the match 0-0

A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.17, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge; and signed letter of provenance from Kenny Sansom stating that he wore the shirt in the 1982 World Cup match against West Germany; and a colour photograph of Samson during the match

 

A WHITE 2002 ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
250 - 350 British pounds

Lot Description
A WHITE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.3, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, England v. Brazil, 21.6.2002, the right sleeve with 2002 World Cup flashes

Lot Notes
The above shirt is an official spare example issued to Ashley Cole

A WHITE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.3, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, England v. Brazil, 21.6.2002, the right sleeve with 2002 World Cup flashes

 

 A WHITE 1998 ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 British pounds

Lot Description
A WHITE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT No.8, with button-up collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, FIFA World Cup, France 1998, the reverse lettered Batty; a signed letter of provenance from David Batty stating that he wore the shirt in the 1998 World Cup match against Argentina; and four autographed colour photographs of David Batty during and just after the match (6)

Lot Notes
The above shirt was worn by David Batty in the 1998 World Cup 2nd round match against Argentina. In the match played on 30th June 1998 in St. Etienne, England were defeated 4-3 on penalties, David Batty missing England's vital penalty

A WHITE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT No.8, with button-up collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, FIFA World Cup, France 1998, the reverse lettered Batty; a signed letter of provenance from David Batty stating that he wore the shirt in the 1998 World Cup match against Argentina; and four autographed colour photographs of David Batty during and just after the match

 

A WHITE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
250 - 350 British pounds

Lot Description
A WHITE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.11, with button-up collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, FIFA World Cup, France 1998, the reverse lettered McManaman

Lot Notes
The above shirt is an official spare example issued to Steve McManaman

A WHITE ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.11, with button-up collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, FIFA World Cup, France 1998, the reverse lettered McManaman

 

A WHITE, RED AND BLUE 1982 FRANCE INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
250 - 350 British pounds

Lot Description
A WHITE, RED AND BLUE FRANCE INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.19, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed F.F.F.; a signed letter of provenance from Kenny Sansom stating that he gained this shirt as a swap with Didier Six after the 1982 World Cup match against France; and a colour photograph of Kenny Sansom and Didier Six during the match (3)

Lot Notes
The above shirt was worn by Didier Six and gained by Kenny Sansom as a swap after the 1982 World Cup group match against France. In the match played on 16th June in Bilbao, England defeated France 3-1

A WHITE, RED AND BLUE FRANCE INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.19, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed F.F.F.; a signed letter of provenance from Kenny Sansom stating that he gained this shirt as a swap with Didier Six after the 1982 World Cup match against France; and a colour photograph of Kenny Sansom and Didier Six during the match

 

A GREEN 1966 WEST GERMANY INTERNATIONAL SHIRT

Estimate
300 - 500 British pounds

Lot Description
A GREEN WEST GERMANY INTERNATIONAL SHIRT No.7, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed Deutscher Fussball Bund

Lot Notes
The above shirt is believed to be a spare 1966 World Cup example, given to Sid Brown

A GREEN WEST GERMANY INTERNATIONAL SHIRT No.7, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed Deutscher Fussball Bund

 

A BLUE AND WHITE AIRTEX ARGENTINA 1986 WORLD CUP FINAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 British pounds

Lot Description
A BLUE AND WHITE AIRTEX ARGENTINA 1986 WORLD CUP FINAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRTNo.16, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed AFA

Lot Notes
The above shirt was worn by Julio Olarticoechea in the 1986 World Cup Final

A BLUE AND WHITE AIRTEX ARGENTINA 1986 WORLD CUP FINAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRTNo.16, with crew-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed AFA

 

A RED 1998 ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT

Estimate
250 - 350 British pounds

Lot Description
A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT No.5, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, FIFA World Cup, France 1998, the reverse lettered Adams

Lot Notes
The above shirt is an official spare example issued to Tony Adams

A RED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL SHIRT No.5, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed England, FIFA World Cup, France 1998, the reverse lettered Adams

 

A BLUE ITALY INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT

Estimate
400 - 600 British pounds

Lot Description
A BLUE ITALY INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.14, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed Italia, FIGC

Lot Notes
The above shirt was gained by Emmerich as a swap, we are unable to identify which player and match the shirt relates to

A BLUE ITALY INTERNATIONAL SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT No.14, with v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, inscribed Italia, FIGC

 

 

 

 

 

 


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