PRE-FRAMED Signed England Shirt by Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters-66 World Cup Final Scorers-Panoramic Special Price Regular Price: Quickview PS159.99 PS199.99
The England team that won the 1966 World Cup final against Germany had only been together for three months, but they were already one of the most popular teams in world football. After all, who wouldn't want to wear the famous white and red stripes? The price of this pre-framed replica England shirt from the 1966 World Cup final has been estimated by experts at between £10,000 and £20,000. It's made from 100% polyester with a pre-shaped collar and cuffs and features press-studs. On the back is printed "England 66/67" with the date "30 JUN 67" and the location "SUZUKA". There are sweat stains under the armpits and the tag of a Japanese manufacturer's name is visible inside the left sleeve.
This shirt has been preserved thanks to the efforts of one fan from Surrey who saved it from destruction. After the event it was taken home and then stored by its owner's son who worked as a sports photographer. Many years later he gave it to his daughter who then passed it on to her son who now lives in Japan.
In June 2000, hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst sold his England shirt for PS91,750, however it is likely to be worth much more now. In 2010, Nobby Stiles' World Cup winner's medal got PS184,000 at auction. This makes his England shirt by default the most valuable in world football.
Geoffrey Norman Hurst (born January 4, 1933) is a British retired footballer who played as a forward. He is regarded as one of the best three players in the history of England and Southampton, having won two English championships with them. A legendary goalscorer, he has been called "the Prince of Punches" because of his skill with his head and feet. During his career, he scored 156 goals in 314 international matches for England, making him the fourth highest scorer behind Bobby Moore (183), Alan Shearer (209), and Ron Wilkins (217).
Hurst was born into a family of musicians; his father played the piano and his mother the violin. He began his professional career with Southampton in 1953 after being spotted by theyoung player's agent Joe Mouncer. The fee paid by Southampton was reported to be £10,000 ($15,500).
He earned the nickname "Geoff the Giant" during his time at Southampton due to his height (1.89 m or 6 ft 3 in).
Red. Sir Geoff Hurst's jersey from England's World Cup win in 1966 did not sell at auction. When he scored his legendary Wembley hat-trick against West Germany, he was wearing the number 10 jersey. The shirt has never been sold on and is still in the possession of his family.
England won 3-1 and it wasn't long before it became clear that this was a special team. They destroyed their opponents with an attacking brand of football and were considered by many to be the best team in the world. After winning the tournament, England returned home and thousands of fans lined up outside the hotel where the team was staying to get a glimpse of them.
The team was invited to visit the White House, but instead of taking the bus or train, they decided to drive themselves. The president sent them off with a gift - pairs of red, white and blue balloons. These are now a symbol of the country's national anthem.
In addition to the capitan, each player was given a set of these shirts to wear in the tournament. However, only two players wore them during the game - Hurst and Bobby Moore. The rest of the squad either kept them or gave them away after the final.
An autographed gift from Geoff Hurst is typically worth PS14.99. His signature can be found on the inside front cover of The Albums, his book about British music history that was published in 2012.
Geoff Hurst was a Welsh footballer who played as a forward for Southampton and the England national team. He is considered one of the greatest players in the history of football and has been voted by his peers as the best player of his generation.
Hurst made his debut for Southampton in April 1949 at the age of 17 years and 10 months, and scored on his debut against West Bromwich Albion. He went on to score 76 goals in 175 games for the Saints, before moving to North American soccer club Boston Beacons in May 1951. There he won the first of two League Championships with the club. After one season with the Beacons, Hurst returned to Southampton where he finished his career in 1953 after just three games for Southampton Town FC due to personal reasons. He later said that he had decided not to continue playing because he didn't want to break his promise to Boston Beaches not to transfer clubs in the close-season.