Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt is expected to fetch £4 million at auction.

At auction, Diego Maradona’s shirt from the game against England in which he scored the notorious “Hand of God” goal is likely to fetch at least £4 million.

In the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Maradona scored two of the most iconic goals in World Cup history to knock the Three Lions out in the quarter-finals.

The late great former Argentina captain leaped above Peter Shilton to punch his side into the lead during the quarter-final at the Azteca Stadium, and the authorities failed to see that he had handled the ball.

Diego Maradona

The goal was scored “a bit with Maradona’s head, and a little with God’s hand,” according to the forward at the time.

After the last-eight match, the mercurial Napoli legend swapped clothes with England player Steve Hodge.

The shirt has been on loan to Manchester’s National Football Museum, but it will be on exhibit at Sotheby’s in London from April 20th to May 4th for a bidding period, and it will not be cheap.

Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern collectibles, Brahm Wachter, said: “The Hand of God is a genuinely unique moment in not only sports history, but also in the history of the twentieth century.

“The event, which occurred just after the Falklands conflict, reverberated far beyond football, inspiring books, films, and documentaries.

Maradona is today regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, and this game is an important part of his legacy.

“Of course, this game featured not only ‘The Hand of God,’ but also the ‘Goal of the Century,’ widely regarded as one of the greatest individual goals of all time.”

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