The jersey Diego Maradona wore when he scored the "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup has sold for $9.28 million.
The final price surpasses both the previous record for a match-worn jersey, which was the $5.64 million paid in 2019 on Babe Ruth's 1928-1930 New York Yankees jersey, and the record price for a piece of sports memorabilia, which stood at $8.8 million for the original hand-drawn Olympic manifesto that was sold in 2019 in New York.
Maradona wore the shirt in a quarterfinal against England in 1986 in which he scored both of Argentina's goals in their 2-1 win.
Steve Hodge, the former England midfielder, swapped shirts with Maradona after the 1986 match. He had previously turned down potential bids for the shirt, and it had been on display in the National Football Museum since 2002. But on April 6, Sotheby's announced the shirt was up for auction.
When Sotheby's announced the auction, Maradona's daughter Dalma claimed it was not the correct jersey. She said the shirt Hodge had was in fact the jersey Maradona wore in the first half of that 1986 match, not the one he had on when he scored both goals.