Diego Maradona’s Golden Ball will likely be auctioned in Paris – 2024-05-18 16:35:12

Legendary Argentine nationwide group participant Diego Maradona receiving the Golden Ball (ANTARA/HO-Presse Sports activities)

Diego Armando Maradona’s GOLDEN Ball, gained in the course of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, will likely be auctioned on the Aguttes public sale home, France, on June 6.

The Golden Ball belonging to the most effective participant on the 1986 World Cup is the third merchandise to be auctioned after the jersey worn in the course of the event was bought for 8.5 million euros in 2022, breaking the file for the costliest sports activities memorabilia public sale.

Beforehand, the ‘Hand of God’ ball was bought at public sale for two.2 million euros, one month after Maradona died in November 2022.

Former Argentine nationwide group participant within the Seventies, Ossie Ardiles, remembers the Golden Ball as a logo of the height of Maradona’s soccer profession.

“Wanting again at Diego’s Golden Ball Trophy introduced again so many reminiscences of my buddy Diego,” mentioned Ardiles in an AGUTTES Public sale Home press launch to ANTARA, Friday (17/5).

“This Golden Ball is a logo of one thing spectacular and distinctive. It marks the end result of the best participant on the earth, the best objective in a World Cup and the best particular person efficiency in any World Cup,” continued Ardiles, who as soon as wore the Tottenham Hotspur uniform.

Additionally learn: Messi hopes that Maradona’s spirit will stay alive

In the meantime, the England captain at the moment, Terry Butcher, needed to win the public sale as a way to personal Maradona’s Golden Ball trophy.

“I’d pay 7 million euros to purchase Maradona’s Golden Ball to destroy,” joked Butcher.

“Nevertheless, joking apart, I want to say that Maradona is the most effective participant I’ve ever performed in opposition to and definitely the best challenger ever. He actually does not must cheat,” mentioned Butcher.

Butcher and Maradona appeared collectively within the England vs Argentina duel in the course of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. At the moment, Maradona scored the historic ‘Hand of God’ objective after getting previous Butcher’s closing deal with as England captain.

This controversial objective within the 51st minute opened Argentina’s 2-1 victory over England within the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals. Moreover, Argentina gained the 1986 World Cup after beating West Germany with a rating of 3-2 within the closing spherical. (Ant/Z-1)

#Diego #Maradonas #Golden #Ball #auctioned #Paris

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.