The 1966 World Cup trophy awarded to the late footballer Alan Ball was sold for £200,000.
His medals were sold as part of an auction featuring a variety of English football memorabilia, including items from the historic victory.
England famously beat West Germany 4-2 in extra time to win in 1966.
It comes as England, led by Harry Kane, prepare to face France in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Saturday.
Other items in the sale, organized by the Tennants Auctioneers, include the number 7 shirt worn during the Ball game and the Cap, which sold for £164,320 and £145,360 respectively.
The Lancashire-born midfielder was the youngest and least experienced member of the legendary 1966 World Cup squad at the age of 21.
He received widespread acclaim for his energetic and passionate performance, which was fundamental to the team’s victory.
In addition to playing as a midfielder for clubs like Blackpool and Everton and making 72 caps for England, Ball also managed a number of clubs including Manchester City and Southampton.
He died in 1982.
Ball sold his medals and cap at auction in 2005, when they were purchased by Bolton Wanderers owner, businessman and philanthropist Edwin “Eddie” Davies.
His personal items have a combined price of £445,000.
“We are delighted to have achieved such great results for the supplier, who has enjoyed a long relationship with the Tennants,” said Kegan Harrison, sports expert at Tennants Auctioneers.
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“Winning the 1966 World Cup will always be a golden moment in British sporting history and we are honored to handle the sale of these extraordinary items.
“It’s been 56 years since that incredible match, but it’s still very close to the hearts of all football fans.”
Other items included in the sale are Pele’s Brazil match shirt, worn during the first half of the famous Brazil vs England match at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, which went on sale. received £41,712.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/alan-balls-1966-world-cup-winners-medal-sells-at-auction-for-200000-42209131.html Alan Ball’s 1966 World Cup winner’s medal sold at auction for £200,000