Top 5 Most Expensive Pieces of Football Memorabilia

From trophies to winning shirts, Borro takes a look at the top 5 most expensive football memorabilia that has ever been sold in auction.

  1. Alan Ball’s World Cup Medal: £164,800.

When England won the World Cup in 1966, Alan Ball was the youngest player to receive a World Cup medal at 21 years old. 34 years after the win, he put the medal to auction at Christie’s, which sold for £164,800.

Alan Ball's World Cup Medal

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  1. Jules Rimet Trophy Replica: £254,500.

This trophy is what was originally awarded when a team won the world cup. When a replica of this trophy was sold at auction by FIFA for £254,500 in 1997, which was ten times the reserve price, it was rumoured that the trophy may have actually been real. It was later analysed and proven to be just a replica.

Jules Rimet Trophy Replica

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  1. Oldest Surviving FA Cup £478,400.

Four FA Cups were made in 1896 and were handed out to every winner of the competition between 1896 – 1910. This is the only one of the four that has ever been sold. In 2005, it sold at auction at Christies for £478,400.

Oldest Surviving FA Cup

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  1. Football Rules Book £881,250.

This is the oldest known rules book for football, made by the world’s oldest football club – Sheffield FC. It was sold by Sheffield FC in 1857 as a pamphlet to raise money for the club. In 2011, Sotheby’s auctioned it off for £881,250.

Football Rules Book

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  1. Geoff Hurst’s World Cup Winning Shirt: £2.3 Million.

Geoff Hurst wore this shirt when he scored the winning goal against West Germany in 1966, allowing the England football team to win the World Cup. In 2000, it was sold at auction for £91,750, and then again in 2012 for a massive £2.3 million.

Geoff Hurst's World Cup Winning Shirt

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