A  Diego Maradona Argentina shirt from the 1982 Spain World Cup
Lot 319
A Diego Maradona Argentina shirt from the 1982 Spain World Cup
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium
Auction Details
A  Diego Maradona Argentina shirt from the 1982 Spain World Cup
Lot Details
A Diego Maradona Argentina shirt from the 1982 Spain World Cup
A Le Coq Sportif blue and white striped long sleeved shirt, to the front with Argentina badge, hand signed by Diego Maradona (faded), to the reverse with black felt number 10. This shirt was signed and presented to the vendors father during the Espana '82 World Cup. The lot includes an original Certificate from Eduardo Luca Secretary General of the South American Football Confederation, a collection of photographs of Maradona with the vendors father/in the hotel some signed, one post card with the National Team, six other Certificates of witnesses at the time the shirt was presented, original envelope sent from Luca directly from Buenos Aires CONMEBOL, including miscellaneous photocopies of pictures and certificates (9 pages), a USB memory stick with all the corresponding provenance, a tie which belonged to Luca and was given by Luca to the father of the present owner, a copy of the story of the shirt in English and Spanish, personal contact Information, and a copy of the Notary indicating the shirt belongs to the current owner.

Footnotes

  • The 1982 F.I.F.A. World Cup, the 12th F.I.F.A. World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. Diego Maradona made his debut for Argentina in this tournament v Belgium on the 12th of June 1982, he also played in the other games v Hungary on the 18th of June, El Salvador on the 23rd of June, in the second stage v Italy on the 29th of June and v Brazil on the 5th of July 1982.

    The vendor's father owned an electrical shop in Benidorm and was asked through a friend of the manager of the Argentinians Hotel (Montiboli Hotel in Villajoyosa) if he could provide televisions and videos for the Argentinian party, in return the Argentinian players visited his shop to pose for pictures with customers and sign autographs, leading to the vendor's father building a friendly relationship with several of the Argentinians including Maradona.
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