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  • Ray Wilson's World Cup winner's medal to lead sale at Graham Budd Auctions
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    Paul Fraser
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Ray Wilson's World Cup winner's medal to lead sale at Graham Budd Auctions

A 1966 World Cup winner's medal presented to England left-back Ray Wilson is expected to make £100,000-120,000 ($160,491-192,589) at Graham Budd Auctions in London on November 10-11.

Wilson made 63 appearances for England between 1960 and 1968 and at the age of 32 was the oldest player on the team.

Ray Wilson World Cup
The medal is engraved with a likeness of the Jules Rimet trophy

The 1966 tournament marked the first and only time - to date - that England won the World Cup.

The team became national heroes.

The lot is inscribed: "F.I.F.A., WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, WINNERS, JULES RIMET CUP, IN ENGLAND, 1966, RAY WILSON".

It sold previously for £80,750 ($129,684) at Sotheby's in 2002.

Founder Graham Budd told the MailOnline: "This presents an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a World Cup winner's medal from England's heroes of 1966.

"Many other examples are now in museums, private collections or highly unlikely ever to be released onto the open market by the player or his family."

The 1966 victory holds a hallowed place in the history of English football, meaning that memorabilia tends to realise strong sales at auction in the UK.

In 2005, midfielder Alan Ball sold his medal for £164,800 ($303,067) at Christie's London.

We have this programme signed by the entire 1966 England World Cup squad.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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