Hurst's shirt from 1966 WC final to go under hammer
Several items belonging to football's glorious past, inclduing Geoff Hurst's 1966 World Cup shirt, Stanley Matthews' boots and an FA Cup final medal, to be auctioned off.sports Updated: May 27, 2010 15:14 IST
Geoff Hurst's spare shirt from the 1966 World Cup final, in which he scored three of the four goals in England's 4-2 win over West Germany, will be auctioned here next month and is expected to fetch 8,000 pounds.
Hurst, who was only five months and eight games into his international career, made World Cup history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final.
Another important lot in the Bonhams sale of sporting memorabilia of June 16 is a pair of Stanley Matthews' boots (estimate 6,000-8,000 pounds) that he wore in a testimonial match played in his honour on April 28, 1965 at Stokes Victoria ground in front of 35,000 spectators. He had played his final game in February of the same year.
The boots, which come with a note from Matthews stating "Yes, my old soccer boots," were given to one of the players at the end of the game, who passed them to the vendor.
Other highlights include a 1957-58 Italian league champion's medal awarded to John Charles shortly after his transfer to Italian club Juventus FC (estimate 8,000-10,000 pounds); a 1951 FA Cup final winner's medal presented to Newcastle's Jack Fairbrother (5,000-7,000 pounds); and a 1955 FA Cup final winner's medal awarded to Newcastle Captain Jimmy Scoular (5,000-7,000 pounds).