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  • Franz Beckenbauer's 1966 World Cup shirt achieves high estimate
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    Paul Fraser
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Franz Beckenbauer's 1966 World Cup shirt achieves high estimate

A shirt worn by German striker Franz Beckenbauer during his side's 1966 World Cup semi-final sold for £5,000 at Hansons Auctioneers on June 30, achieving its high estimate of £5,000 ($8,420).

Beckenbauer Germany shirt
Beckenbauer wore the shirt in the semi-final of the 1966 World Cup in England

The lot was presented to Sgt Walter Turner, who was assigned to guard the German side's hotel. He commented that at one point a player "tried to press some money into my hand" as a thank-you for his efforts.

"But I refused and asked instead for his shirt. The team had just returned from a victorious meeting with the Russians, and I was handed a white shirt still warm and damp with sweat - it was Number 4, Beckenbauer's."

It sold to a German collector.

We have this programme for sale featuring the signatures of England's entire World Cup 1966 team.                                  

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • 1966Beckenbauer'sFranzWorld