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A Great Britain football shirt worn by Sir Stanley Matthews has sold for nearly £7,000 at an auction of sporting memorabilia in 2001. The number seven shirt was part of a 13-strong collection belonging to the Stoke City international which were auctionned at Molineux, the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The blue international shirt has a white collar and long sleeves with rare Great Britain vs. FIFA (Rest of Europe) embroidered sewn on a match crest cloth badge. Sir Stanley wore the shirt at the match at Hampden Park in 1947 to celebrate the post war return of the four home nations to FIFA, the first and last time Great Britain had been selected.

'Good demand'

The shirt sold for £6,831 and was part of 526 lots, including medals, boots, programmes and photographs of players from dozens of nationwide league clubs through the ages.

Another strip, worn by Sir Stanley in the 1953 FA Cup Final when Blackpool beat Bolton 4-3, sold for £10,321.

John Mullock of auctioneers Mullock Madeley said there were six bidders for the Great Britain shirt, including four by telephone.

"I think the prices we got for these shirts shows the enduring appeal of Sir Stanley Matthews.

"There has always been a good demand for shirts and obviously the fact that we had 14 of Sir Stanley's helped the sale today. People came especially to see these items."

Sir Stanley made more than 700 league appearances for Stoke City and Blackpool before retiring in February 1965. He died last year, aged 85.

 

Sir Stanley's shirts on sale

A collection of 13 shirts owned by Sir Stanley Matthews during his international playing career is being auctioned.
The parents of the vendor were close friends of the footballer.

The shirts were given to them by Stanley Matthews on visits to their home. It is thought the auction on Friday could raise between £15,000 and £20,000.

The auctioneers say what makes this sale unusual is the quantity and quality of the shirts owned by one person.

John Mullock, from Mullock Madeley, who are handling the auction, said: "Anything relating to Stanley Matthews has always been important.

"But when I got to the client's house and he opened a suitcase full of shirts I couldn't believe it.

"They'd been put in the attic and forgotten about. A lot of shirts like this have simply disappeared.

"This person had the foresight to keep them all together."

The 13 shirts range from one worn in 1935 to an official Stanley Matthews commemorative white testimonial match shirt from April 1965. The shirt expected to raise the highest amount is a 1947 Great Britain shirt.

The blue international shirt has a white collar and long sleeves with rare Great Britain vs. FIFA (Rest of Europe) embroidered sewn on a match crest cloth badge.

The match was played to celebrate the post war return of the four home nations to FIFA, the first and last time Great Britain had been selected.

The match was played at Hampden Park in front of 135,000 crowd with Great Britain coming out easy winners by 6-1.

The auction is taking place at Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux stadium.

 

Hancock nets Sir Stan's medal

TV comedian Nick Hancock has paid £20,000 at auction for the FA Cup winner's medal awarded to Sir Stanley Matthews in 1953.

Hancock, the host of BBC1's show They Think It's All Over and a Stoke City fanatic, said he was delighted with the purchase.

The medal was among an array of Matthews items on sale at Sotheby's Football Memorabilia auction in London.

Other items included his strip from the 1953 final, which fetched £9,500.

The medal and kit were from one of the FA Cup's greatest-ever matches - dubbed the "Stanley Matthews Final".

The game acquired that title, even though Stan Mortensen scored a hat-trick for Blackpool to help them beat Bolton 4-3.

Matthews also played for his home town side, Stoke City, and in 1961 won a Football League Division Two championship medal with them.

Hancock, who is a keen private collector of football memorabilia, also the championship medal for £2,000.

Proceeds from the sale are being donated by Matthews's son to the Professional Footballers' Association benevolent fund.

Stanley Junior, a former young British tennis star now lives in America where he owns the biggest indoor and outdoor tennis facility on the East Coast.

The collection of Matthews memorabilia fetched a total of more than £50,000.

 

 

Sir Stan's birthplace up for sale

january 6 2003

The house where Sir Stanley Matthews was born is up for auction at a guide price lower than the wages many Premiership footballers take home each week.

Stoke-on-Trent's most famous son first honed his formidable soccer skills in the back yard of 89 Seymour Street, Hanley, in the city.

The two-up, two-down terrace is up for auction at a guide price of £25,000.

Sir Stanley, who went on to play 54 times for England, was born there on 1 February, 1915.

"The Wizard of Dribble" practised his footballing skills for hours on end by kicking a ball against the walls of the back yard.

He went on to become the most famous footballer of his generation, in a career that spanned 33 years.

In 1964, Sir Stanley became the first player to be knighted. He died in 2000.

The current owner of the house must feel she deserves some reward when the house comes up for auction.

Vendor Sandra Moran told BBC Midlands Today: "We did once find a football under the floorboards (of Sir Stanley's bedroom) but, unfortunately, we threw it away."

 

 

 

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