Around 100 rare football shirts will go under the hammer tuesday and wednesday as they are being auctioned by Graham Budd Auctions Ltd. The collector's items will be sold at Sotheby's saleroom in Olympia, West London.

 SPORTING MEMORABILIA AUCTION - Tuesday and Wednesday 11th & 12th November 

at: Sotheby’s Olympia - Hammersmith Road - London -W14 8UX

You can place online bids through this Ebay auction page.


David Rocastle: a red & white Arsenal No.7 jersey,

Paul Merson: a yellow & blue Arsenal No.12 jersey worn in the match v Manchester United 2nd April 1989,

In Arsenal's 1988-89 Championship winning season, this was the match when the famous Tony Adams 'donkey chant' was first heard.


A squad-signed red & white Tony Adams Arsenal No.6 jersey,
short-sleeved, Premier League flashes, 21 signatures in black marker pen; sold together with a copy of Tony Adams's Testimonial programme (2)


Tony Adams: a white England No.5 Euro '96 jersey,
short-sleeved unworn spare, Euro '96 and UEFA Fair Play flashes to sleeves


David Seaman: a match-worn yellow England goalkeeping season 1999-2000,
long-sleeved, the reverse lettered SEAMAN

David Seaman wore this style & colour of jersey on a number of occasions but it is believed to relate to the Euro 2000 build-up friendly v Argentina at Wembley on 23rd February 2000, which ended as a 0-0 draw.


Dennis Bergkamp: an orange Holland No.10 jersey from the match v France at Euro 2000,
embroidered with Dutch and French national flags and inscribed 21 JUNI 2000, Euro 2000 and Fair Play flashes to short-sleeved

In this Group D match Holland beat France 3-2.


Lee Dixon: a match-worn yellow & blue Arsenal No.2 away jersey season 1999-2000,
short-sleeved, F.A. Premier League flashes, the reverse lettered DIXON


Freddie Ljunberg: a signed match-worn red & white Arsenal No.8 jersey season 1999-2000,
short-sleeved, F.A. Premier League flashes to sleeves, the reverse lettered LJUNBERG


Martin Keown: a dark blue Arsenal No.5 Champions League jersey season 2002-02,
long-sleeved, UEFA flash to right sleeve, the reverse lettered KEOWN


Sol Campbell: a signed match-worn blue Arsenal No.23 away jersey season 2002-03,
short-sleeved, signed on the number in black marker pen, gold Premier League champions flashes to sleeves

Thierry Henry: a match-worn redcurrant Arsenal No.14 jersey from the last season at Highbury in 2005-06,
short-sleeved, inscribed HIGHBURY, 1913-2006, Premier League flashes to sleeves, the reverse lettered HENRY, unwashed


An Arsenal 1932 F.A. Cup final shirt,
with button-up collar bearing label PRESENTED TO A GOOD SPORTSMAN BY TOM WEBSTER, the embroidered cloth badge inscribed AFC, 1932

This shirt was owned by Tom Whittaker, Herbert Chapman's first-team trainer.


Joe Mercer's orange Arsenal No.6 1950 F.A. Cup final shirt,
with button-up collar and embroidered cloth badge inscribed 1949-50

Soon after joining Arsenal in late 1946, Joe Mercer became club captain. As captain, he led Arsenal through their period of success in the late 1940s and early 1950s, helping to haul his side from the lower end of the table to win a League Championship title in 1947-48 and to win an F.A. Cup in 1950, the year he was also voted FWA Footballer of the Year. Mercer led Arsenal to a Cup final in 1952, which they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United, but the following year the Gunners bounced back to win the 1952-53 Championship. A broken leg in two places after a collision with team-mate Joe Wade in a match against Liverpool on 10th April 1954 ended his playing career. He then embarked on a successful managerial career.


George Armstrong's match-worn yellow Arsenal No.11 jersey from the 1969 League Cup final jersey,
long-sleeved, embroidered club crest and inscribed WEMBLEY, 1969

George Armstrong made 621 first-team appearances in a 15-year playing career. He was two footed and able to play on the left or right wings and able to produce accurate crosses from both flanks.
In the 1969 League Cup final Swindon Town defeated Arsenal 3-1. 


Johan Cruyff: a red & blue striped Barcelona No.9 jersey worn in the George Armstrong Testimonial Match v Arsenal at Highbury 12th March 1974,
long-sleeved, embroidered badge

Barcelona won the game 3-1. Johan Cruyff swapped his shirt with George Armstrong after the match.

Surprisingly, Arsenal have only ever played Barcelona on five occasions. The George Armstrong Testimonial was the second occasion, following a friendly the season before. The other three matches have all been in the Champions League, culminating in the 2006 final in Paris.


Pat Jennings: a green Arsenal 1980 F.A. Cup final goalkeeping jersey,
long-sleeved, with embroidered club crest and inscribed F.A. CUP FINAL, WEMBLEY 1980

West Ham United won the 1980 F.A. Cup final through a 13th minute goal by Trevor Brooking.


Willie Young's red Arsenal 1980 F.A. Cup final track suit,
top and bottoms, the front of the top embroidered with the Arsenal club crest and inscribed FA CUP FINAL, WEMBLEY 1980, the reverse with the club crest and inscribed ARSENAL


A black & white striped Juventus No.16 jersey gained as an exchange by Arsenal manager Terry Neill from Juventus manager Giovanni Trapattoni

This jersey was sold as part of the Terry Neill Collection at Sotheby's. 


Martin Hayes: a match-worn red & white Arsenal No.12 1988 Football League Cup final jersey,
short-sleeved, inscribed 1988, WEMBLEY

Martin Hayes replaced Perry Groves and scored in the 74th minute. However, two late goals gave victory to Luton Town 3-2.


Ray Parlour's red, blue & white 1993 F.A. Cup final tracksuit top,
embroidered club crest, F.A. Cup trophy and inscription reading FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE CUP FINAL, WEMBLEY, MAY 1993

Arsenal won the 1993 F.A. Cup final by beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 after extra tine in a replay.


Tony Adams's blue 1995 European Cup Winners' Cup final warm-up top,
with embroidered club crest and inscribed EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS' CUP FINAL 1995

In the 1995 final Real Zaragoza defeated Arsenal 2-1 after Extra Time in Copenhagen.


Marco Franceschetti: a blue Sampdoria No.4 jersey worn in the 1995 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final tie v Arsenal,
long-sleveed, the reverse lettered FRANCESCHETTI

Arsenal defeated Sven-Goran Eriksson's Sampdoria on penalties after both legs had finished 3-2. This jersey was swapped with an Arsenal player.


Gilberto Silva: a signed red & white Arsenal No.19 2002 F.A. Community Shield jersey,
short-sleeved unused spare, F.A & Sponsor's flashes to sleeves, the reverse lettered GILBERTO and signed in black marker pen on the number

This was Gilberto's debut for Arsenal and in a dream start he scored the winner in the 1-0 defeat of Liverpool.


Robert Pires: a red & white Arsenal No.7 2003 F.A. Cup final jersey,
short-sleeved unused spare, inscribed F.A. CUP FINAL, 17.05.2003, F.A. flashes to sleeves, the reverse lettered PIRES

Robert Pires scored the winner against Southampton in the 2003 F.A. Cup final. This is a spare 


Ashley Cole's match-worn yellow Arsenal No.3 jersey from the UEFA Champions League final v Barcelona at the Stade de France in Paris 17th May 2006,
short-sleeved with embroidered match details to the chest reading UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL 2006, FC BARCELONA VS. ARSENAL FC, PARIS, 17.05.06, the reverse lettered COLE, Champions League flash to right sleeve; sold with an individual photograph of Ashley Cole wearing the shirt during the match, and an Arsenal team photograph from the same match (3)

The property of a private collector. Obtained directly from an Arsenal FC insider.


Jimmy Dugdale's claret & blue Aston Villa No.5 jersey from the first League Cup final in 1961,
short-sleeved, embroidered cloth club badge; sold together with a signed letter of authenticity from Jim Dugdale, a signed portrait photograph, and two Villa team-group photos pictured with the League Cup trophy (5)

Aston Villa defeated Rotherham United 3-2 over two legs in the first League Cup final in season 1960-61.


A Maurice Norman Tottenham Hotspur tracksuit top,
zip-up, embroidered cockerel badge


Two football tops associated with Sir Geoff Hurst during his period of coaching in Kuwait circa 1982-1984,
a red, white & blue striped Kuwait training top, short-sleeved the front inscribed KUWAIT; sold with a white & red pinstriped Kuwaiti No.11 jersey, short-sleeved (2)

These tops relate to Sir Geoff Hurst's spell as the Kuwait national team coach between 1982 and 1984. They were bought at a charity auction and had been donated by Sir Geoff Hurst.


Emmanuel Petit: a white France tracksuit top,
with wirework F.F.F. badge, the Adidas label marked Petit

Purchased from the Arsenal Museum Collection 25th October 1999.


Nat Lofthouse's white England No.9 shirt worn in the match v Switzerland played at the Hardturm in Zurich 28th May 1952,
by St. Blaize, white cotton, embroidered three lions badge inscribed V SWITZERLAND 1951-52, the reverse embroidered with a black cloth No.9

England won this match 3-0 with the great Nat Lofthouse scoring two of the goals in the 51st and 89th minutes. This feat continued Lofthouse's great run of form on the continental tour. The previous game against Austria on 25th May has become synonymous with the Bolton Wanderers centre-forward. He again scored two of England's three goals in the 3-2 win to earn his famous sobriquet the 'Lion of Vienna.'

This shirt was acquired in the 1950s by the uncle of the present vendor who was a personal friend of the Manchester City and Welsh international Roy Paul and who secured the shirt by request. 


Jimmy Greaves: a signed match-worn red England No.8 international jersey 1966,
long-sleeved, signed in pen beneath the three lions cloth badge

This jersey was worn in the pre-World Cup friendly against Poland at the Stadion Slaski in Chorzow on 5th July 1966. England won the game 1-0 through a Roger Hunt goal.

Greaves was set to wear the red No.8 England shirt 25 days later in the World Cup final but sadly lost his place through injury earlier in the tournament and although recovered Sir Alf Ramsey decided to field a strike force of Hurst and Hunt; sold together with a qty. of magazine photographs of Jimmy Greaves 


Bobby Moore: a white England No.6 international jersey late 1960s,
long-sleeved, embroidered three lions cloth badge; sold with a Bobby Moore tribute publication (2) 


Gordon Banks: a signed match-worn yellow England international goalkeeping jersey dating from 1971,
long-sleeved, Umbro diamond, three lions badge, the reverse with a red No.1, signed by Gordon Banks in fine marker pen

This jersey was purchased at a charity auction in 1971, an event at which Gordon Banks was personally in attendance. The Umbro diamond first appeared on England jerseys in the Greece match played on 21st April 1971. During calendar year 1971 Banks wore the yellow jersey in the above match and the games v Malta, Scotland and home & away v Switzerland.

Arguably the greatest goalkeeper England has ever produced, Banks will always be remembered for his wonder save from a Pele header during the 1970 World Cup. He was awarded the OBE in this year. Gordon Banks was born in Sheffield on the 30th December 1937. He moved from Chesterfield to Leicester City in May 1959 for a fee of £6,000, and later played for Stoke City where he was signed for £52,000 in April 1967. He won a total of 73 international caps between 1963 and 1972, and a World Cup winner's medal in 1966. Banks was forced to retire from the game in 1973, through an eye injury sustained in a car accident.


Mick Channon: a red England No.11 international jersey,
short-sleeved, airtex; sold with a letter of provenance from the East German player Harald Irmscher confirming that he swapped shirts with Mick Channon (2)

This match was a friendly played in Leipzig on 29th May 1974. The match ended as a 1-1 draw with Mick Channon scoring the England equaliser a minute after the East Germans had taken the lead.


A white England No.15 substitute's jersey signed by an early Bobby Robson England squad circa 1983,
short-sleeved, 20 signatures in marker pen including Bobby Robson, Bryan Robson, Clemence, Sansom, Anderson, Rix, Neal, Osman, Trevor Stevens, Butcher et al.


A white England No.19 World Youth Championship jersey 1993,
short-sleeved, inscribed WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUSTRALIA 1993

In 2005 the World Youth Championship was renamed the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Brazil won the 1993 tournament to become champions for a record third time since its inception in 1977. England attained their best finishing position in the competition's history by winning the 3rd/4th play-off against the hosts Australia.


Peter Beardsley: a signed white England No.8 international jersey 1995,
short-sleeved; sold together with a letter of authenticity signed by Peter Beardsley (2)

This jersey was originally acquired at a charity auction at Bolton Wanderers FC. In his letter of authenticity Peter Beardsley states that we wore this jersey v Brazil. This would refer to the match in the 1995 Umbro Cup. However, England wore red in this match so it must have Beardsley's No,8 jersey from one of the other two matches v Japan and Sweden. There is a third possibility. England wore and identical style shirt v Uruguay at Wembley on 29th March 1995. Peter Beardsley wore the No.8.


Paul Gascoigne: a white England No.8 Euro '96 jersey,
short-sleeved unworn spare, Euro '96 and UEFA Fair Play flashes to sleeves


David Beckham: a red England No.7 international jersey v Australia 12th February 2003,
long-sleeved unworn match issue spare, inscribed ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA, 12-02-2003 


 Jairzinho: a yellow & green Brazil No.7 international jersey worn in the match v England in Rio de Janeiro 12th June 1969,
short-sleeved v-neck collar and embroidered cloth badge, displayed in a custom built Perspex case, with a Brazilian team photograph, brass plaque, and a signed & inscribed card 'The Champion 1970 Mexico Jairzinho', 80 by 81cm., 31 1/2 by 32in.

This shirt was gained a swap by England full-back Keith Newton after the friendly match between Brazil and England in the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 1969, with Brazil winning 2-1 in front of 125,000 spectators. England had sensationally taken the lead after 15 minutes when Colin Bell shot into the roof of the net, and for the next 65 minutes England controlled the game, before being caught out by Tostao who scored the equaliser in the 80th minute. Suddenly the Brazilians came to life and moments later Jairzinho scored the winning goal. The shirt is displayed in a custom built Perspex case, with a Brazilian team photograph, brass plaque, and a signed & inscribed card 'The Champion 1970 Mexico Jairzinho.


Pele: a signed yellow Brazil No.10 international jersey dating from 1971,
short-sleeved; sold with provenance certification from a former Brazilian owner of the shirt (2)


Carlos Alberto: a yellow Brazil No.5 international jersey,
short-sleeved; sold with a signed letter of authenticity from the England international Gordon Hill who acquired the jersey from Carlos Alberto in 1976, and another letter relating to the jersey's subsequent sale at Sotheby's (3)


Zico: a yellow Brazil No.10 international jersey worn in the friendly match v West Germany at the Maracana 21st March 1982,
short-sleeved; sold with two signed letters of provenance from previous owners explaining that the jersey was swapped with Lothar Matthaus after the match; and a photograph of Zico, wearing this shirt, challenging for the ball with Matthaus in the match (4)


George Best: the green Northern Ireland No.11 international jersey worn when he scored his first international goal at Windsor Park v Albania 7th May 1965,
long-sleeved, white crew-neck collar and cuffs, embroidered IFA cloth badge

In this 1966 World Cup qualifying match Northern Ireland beat Albania 4-1 with George Best scoring his fist home international goal, and Johnny Crossan scoring a hat-trick. It was George Best's third international goal having netted in Lausanne and at Hampden Park in 1964. 


Julien Cools: a red Belgium No.6 Euro '80 jersey,
short-sleeved, v-neck collar, felt badge

Liverpool's Phil Neal gained this jersey as a swap after the 1-1 draw in the European Championship match in Turin.

Having spent most of his career at Brugge, Julien Cools enjoyed a successful end to his career at Beerschot. Belgium got the final of Euro '80 losing eventually to West Germany.


A signed Patrick Kluivert Holland No.9 international jersey,
short-sleeved, the front signed in black marker pen and numbered '9', mounted together with a colour photograph of Kluivert also signed, the reverse lettered KLUIVERT


Two international belgium jerseys,
a short-sleeved Spain No.4 and a long-sleeved red Belgium No.8



A white Saudi Arabia No.16 international jersey from the final tie of the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship,

This shirt that was swapped with the Scottish youth international Paul Dickov, later of Arsenal and Man City. The host nation Scotland won the tournament beating Saudi Arabia on a penalty shoot out following a 2-2 draw after extra time. Paul Dickov was one of three Arsenal youth players in the Scotland squad, the others being goalkeeper Jim Will and defender Scott Marshall.

The Saudi No.16 was the defender Abdullah Al-Theneyan. 


Rudi Elsener: a red Switzerland No.10 international jersey,
long-sleeved, the reverse lettered ELSENER

This jersey was gained as a swap by Liverpool's Phil Neal following the England v Switzerland World Cup qualifier played at Wembley on 19th November 1980. England won the game 2-1.

Rudi Elsener was a striker for FC Zurich when selected for this game. During his career he also played for Grasshopper Club (Zurich), Eintracht Frankfurt, Neuchatel Xamax, Vevey Sports and Yverdon Sports.


David Ginola: a claret & blue Aston Villa jersey season 2000-01,
player-issued unworn spare, short-sleeves with F.A. Premier League flashes, mounted under plexiglass together with a signed colour photograph of Ginola in this style jersey, framed, 86 by 61cm., 34 by 24in.


Chris Sutton: a blue & white halved Blackburn Rovers No.9 jersey,
player-issue, long-sleeved with F.A. Premier League flashes


Harry Hood: a green & white hooped Celtic jersey worn in the Jack Charlton Testimonial Match at Elland Road Leeds 7th May 1973,
long-sleeved, unnumbered; sold with a letter of provenance from a previous owner and a photograph from the match (3)

Harry Hood swapped shirts with the Leeds United full-back Frank Gray after the match. In the mid-1990s Frank Gray sold his collection at Christie's including the Harry Hood jersey.



Henrik Larsson: a signed green & white hooped Celtic jersey,
player-issued unworn spare, short-sleeves with SPL flashes, signed in black marker pen between the Celtic badge and the Umbro logo, mounted under plexiglass together with a colour photograph of Larsson in this style jersey, framed, 96 by 79cm., 37 3/4 by 31in.


Wayne Brown: an amber Hull City No.15 jersey worn in the Carling Cup match v Chelsea at the KC Stadium 26th September 2007,
short-sleeved, Coca-Cola Football League flashes to sleeves


Robbie Fowler: a squad-signed red Liverpool No.9 jersey circa 1996,
short-sleeved, F.A. Premier League flashes, reverse-mounted, 22 signatures in black marker pen, framed & glazed, 84 by 94cm.,33 by 37in.


George Weah: a match-worn sky blue Manchester City No.22 jersey circa 2000,
short-sleeved, Premier League flashes to sleeves, the reverse lettered WEAH; sold together with his training top lettered GW (2)


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: a white Manchester United No.20 signed by the 1995-96 Premiership winning squad,
player-issued unworn spare, short-sleeves with F.A. Premier League flashes, reverse-mounted under plexiglass, 26 signatures in black marker pen including Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Kidd, framed, 92.5 by 78cm., 36 1/2 by 30 3/4in.


David Beckham: a red Manchester United No.7 1999 F.A. Cup final jersey,
match-issued unworn spare, long-sleeved, inscribed F.A. CUP FINAL, 1999, Axa sponsor's logos to sleeves, the reverse lettered BECKHAM


Teddy Sheringham: a red Manchester United No.10 1999 Champions League final jersey,
match-issued unworn spare, long-sleeved, inscribed UEFA, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, THE FINAL 1999, UEFA flash to right sleeve, the reverse lettered SHERINGHAM


Andy Cole: a black Manchester United No.9 Premier League jersey from the 1998-99 treble-winning season,
short-sleeved player-issue, an unworn spare, F.A. Premier League flashes to sleeves, the reverse lettered COLE


Roy Keane: a white Manchester United No.16 Premier League jersey season 2002-03,
short-sleeved player-issue, an unworn spare, F.A. Premier League flashes to sleeves, the reverse lettered KEANE


Rio Ferdinand: a signed red Manchester United No.5 Champions League jersey season 2003-04,
signed in black marker pen front and back, the front additionally inscribed RESPECT!, short-sleeved, match-worn during the 2003-04 Champions League campaign, UEFA Champions League flash to right-sleeve, the reverse lettered FERDINAND


Paul Scholes: a team-signed white Manchester United No.18 jersey worn in the F.A. Cup tie v Northampton Town at the Sixfields Stadium 25th January 2004,
multi-signed by the United team in black marker pen to the front, short-sleeved, gold champions F.A. Premier League flashes to sleeves, the reverse lettered SCHOLES, unwashed


Cristiano Ronaldo: a blue Manchester United No.7 jersey season 2005-06,
long-sleeved, player-issued unworn spare, Barclays Premiership flashes, the reverse lettered RONALDO


Wes Brown: a red Manchester United No.6 jersey worn in the Roy Keane Testimonial Match v Celtic at Old Trafford 9th May 2006,
short-sleeved, inscribed ROY KEANE, TESTIMONIAL, 9TH MAY 2006; sold together with a dealer's COA (2)


A blue Millwall No.14 jersey from the Gordon Borland Testimonial Match v Young England season 1978-79,

The original intention of this match was a celebration of Millwall's 'young lions' winning the F.A. Youth Cup this season against Ron Greenwood's England Youth team. However following the death of Gordon Borland, who had been an administrator at The Den for 24 years, the match was played in his honour.


Terry Hibbert: a black & white striped Newcastle United No.10 jersey late 1970s,
short-sleeved, central circular Magpie badge


Paul Price's match-worn yellow No.4 Tottenham Hotspur 1982 F.A.Cup final jersey,
long-sleeved, embroidered cockerel badge, inscribed F.A. CUP FINAL, WEMBLEY, 1982

The above shirt was worn by Paul Price in the replay of the 1981-82 F.A.Cup final which took place at Wembley on 27th May 1982 when Tottenham Hotspur defeated Queen's Park Rangers 1-0, Glen Hoddle scoring the only goal of the game from the penalty-spot in the 6th minute.

The Paul Price Collection sold at Christie's Glasgow 20th June 1998 as lot 26.


Giovani Dos Santos: a white Tottenham Hotspur No.17 jersey worn in the match v Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 31st August 2008,
short-sleeved, Premier League flashes, the reverse lettered GIOVANI


Geoff Hurst's claret & blue No.9 West Ham United 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup final jersey,
long-sleeved, crew-neck collar, embroidered cloth badge inscribed E.C.W.C., WEMBLEY, 1965; sold with a copy of the match programme (2)


A claret & blue West Ham United No.7 jersey from the Bobby Moore Memorial Match 7th March 1994,
short-sleeved, inscribed BOBBY MOORE MEMORIAL MATCH, 7TH MATCH 1994, WEST HAM UNITED F.C. V F.A. PREMIER LEAGUE XI, Premier League flashes to sleeves



Zinedine Zidane: a signed white Real Madrid No.5 jersey from the 2002 centenary season,
short-sleeved with LFP and Centenary flashes, signed on the reverse No.5


A white Gornik Zabrze No.2 jersey,
long-sleeved, embroidered cloth badge, bearing biro inscription GORNIK VS MAN U 1958 to inside hem


Eusebio Tejera's sky blue Uruguay No.3 jersey from the 1950 World Cup final,
short-sleeved; sold with a signed letter of authenticity from a Uruguayan notary additionally signed by Ghiggia, one of the last surviving members of the team; and 12 repro photographs featuring Tejera and the 1950 final (14)

Tejera played for Nacional and won a total of 31 Uruguayan caps between 1945 and 1954. The highlight of his career was his participation in the 1950 World Cup final when Uruguay beat the hosts Brazil.

In 1950 Uruguay won the World Cup for the second time in their history, having won the inaugural tournament on their home soil in 1930. For the 1950 hosts Brazil the defeated was a national disaster with the final becoming known as the 'Maracanazo.' One of the effects of the defeat was a change of kit for a change of fortune. The all white strip was abandoned for the yellow and blue which evolved into one of the great iconic sights of world football. 


Alan Ball's red England No.7 spare jersey from the 1966 World Cup final,
long-sleeved, three-lions badge; sold with a signed letter of provenance (2)

This jersey was sold at Christie's Glasgow on 20th June 1998 as lot 132. It is offered with the signed letter of provenance from the vendor at that time confirming the provenance account printed in the Catalogue to be true. The Christie's catalogue stated 'the shirt was given to the vendor by his aunt's boyfriend the day after the World Cup final took place on 30th July 1966. According to the vendor, his aunt's boyfriend was Sid Brown who, it is believed, was the coach driver for the England party between the Hendon Hall Hotel and Wembley Stadium during the 1966 finals.' At the time of the 1998 auction Christie's were unable to confirm if this was Alan Ball's match-worn jersey or his spare issue. Research in subsequent years has established that Alan Ball swapped his match-worn jersey with his England team-mate Nobby Stiles. It can therefore be concluded that the jersey being offered here is Alan Ball's unworn 1966 World Cup spare.


Heinz Horne: a white No.13 West Germany 1966 World Cup finals jersey,
short-sleeved, embroider DFB cloth badge



Roberto Rivelino: a yellow Brazil No 11 World Cup 1970 jersey worn in the match v England,
Short sleeved, crew-neck collar with green trim and embroidered Brazil CBD logo, manufactured by Athleta.

This shirt was worn by Roberto Rivelino during the second half of the epic group round match versus England played at the Jalisco Stadium, Guadalajara, Mexico on 7th June 1970. Long recognised as one of the greatest games ever played during a World Cup tournament, Brazil eventually won the game through a Jairzinho goal in the 59th minute. One of the most iconic sporting images is that of Bobby Moore and Pele exchanging shirts at the end of the game.

The shirt was gained as a swap after the match by England trainer Les Cocker. Letter of provenance is supplied by a member of the Cocker family.

Roberto Rivelino is often named in the top five Brazilian players of all time. He was particularly famous for his thunderous left-foot shot, outrageous long range free kicks and exquisite passing skills. He also invented the football move known as the 'Elastico' or 'Flip Flap,' a move designed to wrong step the defender.

He played in a staggering 122 games for Brazil scoring 43 goals. He scored three goals at Mexico '70 including a trademark 'Patada Atomica' free-kick against the Czechs. Rivelino also played in the 1974 & 1978 World Cups. He is also attributed as scoring the fastest ever goal in history, direct from the kick-off when he noticed the goalkeeper was still on his knees completing his pre-match prayers as the referee blew his whistle.


Oscar: a blue Brazil No.3 international jersey worn in the match v Poland at the 1978 World Cup,
long-sleveed, 'hidden' Adidas manufacturer's logo; sold with a signed letter of provenance from the present vendor (2)

The above match was Brazil's final Group B match which, through the format at that year's tournament, meant that it was effectively a semi-final game. Brazil beat Poland 3-1 meaning that Argentina had to beat Peru by four clear goals to progress to the final. In a controversial game, Argentina won 6-0 in what some saw as a suspicious degree of ease.

Jose Oscar Bernardi was capped 60 times for Brazil and travelled to the three World Cups between 1978 and 1986.


Michael Owen: a white England No.20 1998 World Cup jersey,
short-sleeved unworn spare, inscribed ENGLAND, FIFA WORLD CUP, FRANCE 1998, the reverse lettered OWEN



Michael Owen: a red England No.20 1998 World Cup jersey,
short-sleeved unworn spare, inscribed ENGLAND, FIFA WORLD CUP, FRANCE 1998, the reverse lettered OWEN



Wayne Rooney's match-worn England red No.9 jersey from the World Cup finals match against Sweden in Cologne on 20th June 2006
long-sleeved, with match details to the chest and 2006 World Cup logo on the sleeve, the reverse lettered ROONEY; sold with a photograph of Wayne Rooney wearing the shirt during the match (2)

The property of a private collector. Obtained directly from an England team insider.


Comments (3)

  1. fsc

Some of these are a bit special. The 1950 FA Cup Final shirt is one of my all-time favourites. The #19 England shirt is a bit strange; there were only 18 in the WYC squads in 1993.

  1. fsc

The information on Alan Ball's spare 1966 shirt is incorrect. Sid Brown (my father) was the coach driver for 1966 and also went to Mexico 1970 to drive the team on Alf Ramsey's wishes. Sid was given Martin Peters's spare No.16 shirt in 1966, which he gave to my brother as a wedding present as he got married on World Cup Final day 1966.

  1. abdulla

I have been searching for the Kuwait shirt circa 1982-84 for quite some time still have not found it

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