ALAN Ball’s 1966 England World Cup winner’s medal fetched a record £252,000 at auction yesterday.
The No 7 red jersey he wore in the 4-2 triumph over West Germany fetched a further £164,000.
And his blue England cap, presented to him for taking part in the tournament, fetched £145,000.
At 21, Ball was the youngest member of the world-champion team.
The former Everton and Arsenal midfield ace died of a heart attack in 2007 at the age of 61.
His memorabilia was sold in 2005 to businessman Edwin Davies, the former owner of Ball’s hometown club Bolton Wanderers, who died in 2018.
The sum paid for the medal by the successful bidder surpassed the previous record of £188,000 for the World Champion’s Gong by Nobby Styles in 2010.
The three historical items went under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
Tennants Sport Specialist Keegan Harrison said: “It has been a privilege to have been involved with such an important piece of English sporting history.
“It’s been 56 years since that incredible game, but it’s still something that all football fans hold dear.”
The shirt worn by the great Brazilian Pele from the first half against England at the 1970 World Cup fetched £33,000 at the same auction.
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