A football shirt for Brazil’s legendary footballer, Pele before his final international match in 1971 is to be auctioned for £30,000.
Pele’s 1971 Jersey For Auction
Reports say Pele did not, however, wear it throughout the game, but donated it to the team’s masseuse.
Later, the shirt was purchased by the manager of a restaurant in Shropshire, who expressed the hope that it would eventually wind up in a football museum.
A 33-year-old vendor, who preferred anonymity said it was purchased from a private collector in 2020.
In addition to the long-sleeved jersey, Hansons Auctioneers explained a short-sleeved shirt was made and worn throughout the game.
The unused long-sleeved jersey, according to the organization, was given to Abilio Jose de Silva, a masseuse who worked with the national team from the late 1960s to 1994, after the match.
The shirt and a letter from the masseur’s daughter confirming its authenticity will be put up for auction at the company’s Derbyshire saleroom on February 15.
Pele had a record-setting 1,281 goals throughout his 21-year career, and he also made 1,363 appearances. He scored 77 goals in 92 international games.
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