Lilywhite & Blue

No other club in the world has a football shirt history as colourful as Tottenham Hotspur. Lilywhite & Blue is a visual history of every glorious shirt design since the team was founded.

For this unique limited edition book, memorabilia collectors have opened the doors to their private collections, to bring together some of the rarest match-worn Spurs shirts of all time: Klinsmann’s famous debut shirt; Cup Final kits from as far back as 1962, muddy match strips from every Premiership season, and the shirts that even Spurs don’t have in their archives.

Nobby Stiles auction

Nobby Stiles is selling a collection of memorabilia from a glittering football career - including the blue Manchester United shirt worn by him in the 1968 European Cup final against Benfica

The 45 lots are expected to reach hundreds of thousands of pounds when they go under the hammer at Convery Auctions later this year.

Stiles, 68, who suffered a stroke in June, said: "It was always my intention to leave the entire collection to my children. But I have three sons - how do you fairly divide up this sort of collection between them? They have each selected some pieces they would like to keep for themselves."

The tough-tackling Manchester United midfielder won two league titles and a European Cup during an 11-year career with the Old Trafford club.

ALAN ROUGH shirt collection

Scotland Legend Alan Rough's collection of football shirts sold for £22,367 last week - more than double the expected amount.

All 42 items at the auction went for more than their top estimate as collectors from around the world bid.

The jersey England No1 Ray Clemence wore when he was nutmegged by Kenny Dalglish in 1976 sold for £980.

But it was a shirt worn by ex-Scotland skipper Billy Bremner which raked in the most - £1700.

geoff hurst shirt 66

Times online reports that property developer Andrew Leslau is selling the iconic red No 10 worn by Hurst when he scored his winning hat-trick and is hoping it will attract wealthy fans swept up by World Cup fever

Sir Geoff sold the shirt in June 2000 in an auction at Christie's to a private collector for £91,750. It was then sold to an unnamed fan of West Ham. But just ten years later, the prized item has a whopping £2.3million price tag - more than 25 times the amount he sold it for.

In 2008 Leslau, 52, from Milton Common, Oxfordshire, bought it on behalf of foreign investors for an undisclosed sum, but took out insurance on the item for £1m.

A Century of Claret and Blue: A Special Exhibition

Burnley Football Club is gearing up for special VIP launch of the new replica kit to celebrate 100 years of Claret and Blue.

A century ago, the club took the historic decision to change the club colours to those now known and recognised worldwide.

And as we prepare to unveil the new home kit to be worn in the 2010/11 campaign, the club is delighted and proud to announce a unique exhibition.

For the first time, all 34 claret and blue shirts worn by Burnley Football Club over the past 100 years will be housed in one exhibition, open to the general public.

Naturally, the star of the show will be the new Puma-branded home shirt, bearing the club's new sponsors, Fun88 com.

And for one month, commencing Saturday, April 3, this exhibition is the ONLY place supporters will be able to see the centenary shirt in all its claret and blue glory!


It has been confirmed, The National Football Museum will be moving to Manchester.

Trustees of the National Football Museum have supported a planned move from its Preston base to Manchester. They said it would secure the long-term future of the site and open up its collection to a much wider audience.

The museum trustees, headed by former De Vere Hotels chief executive Paul Dermody, said in a statement: "The trustees resolved in principle to establish the National Football Museum at Urbis in Manchester, subject to receiving assurances on certain potential liabilities.

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A collection of rare football shirts is set to go under the hammer at Bonhams auction house in Chester on June 17th. See all items up for auction here. (search - shirt)

Some of the items at auction:

Johnny Haynes match worn kit - 1958 England v Scotland (pic above)

Umbro white short sleeved shirt embroidered with England badge to front and red number 10 to rear, together with a pair of blue velvet shorts. Lot includes a programme from the same fixture.


Wilson's Auctions have been honoured by the Executors of Dickie Best’s Estate to sell by Public Auction a Collection of George Best Memorabilia on their behalf.

Featuring 110 individual lots including match worn international jerseys, framed prints, programmes, many George Best signed items, personalised crystal and silverware.

Mementoes from the career of George Best, the legendary Manchester United and Northern Ireland player, were kept by his father Dickie and will go under the hammer on Thursday.

Items included in the auction range from 1960s shirts from international matches against England to a 1964 Manchester United Christmas card, all collected by Dickie, who died aged 88 last year.

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David Beckham has donated the shirt in which he made his record-equalling 108th England cap to charity.

The number 17 shirt worn by Beckham will now be auctioned on behalf of The Bobby Moore Fund. 

"It was a very, very generous gesture," Stephanie Moore told BBC Radio 5 Live.  

"That shirt is of great emotional value to David.

"It was very kind and generous of him to donate it to the charity so we can auction it to raise funds for dedicated bowel cancer research - the disease that killed Bobby so young."

"I know Bobby would have been the first to congratulate him. David has given so much to the sport and continues to so on so many different levels across the world, we should be proud of him.

"To have achieved 108 caps at this level, whether he goes on for part or all of the match, is considerable.

"Bobby would have smiled and said well done, congratulations, enjoy the moment and go on and do even better."

Moore died in 1993, aged 51, after suffering from bowel cancer and the fund was set-up in his honour the same year in partnership with Cancer Research UK.


The Head Equipment Manager from Juventus was arrested this week for stealing more than 2,000 home, away and yellow training shirts from his own club.

Adrian Roberto Oliva was arrested on his way to Spain were he wanted to sell the shirts on the black market. After searching his van, the police found 700 shirts and another 400, plus £1,800, in his apartment.

The 36-year-old Equipment Manager was filmed putting handfuls of the shirts calmly into black bin liners, completely unaware that he was being caught on camera.(as you can see in this video

Juventus officials became suspicious when they noticed more than 2,000 football shirts - costing £70 each - had disappeared from the club's stockroom.