Sir Bobby Charlton’s iconic 1966 World Cup semi-final kit has been SOLD for £59,000 at an auction… as the signed kit in which he scored two goals against Portugal at Wembley finds a new home one day after funeral

  • Sir Bobby Charlton’s 1966 World Cup semi-final shirt has been sold for £59,000
  • It comes a day after thousands of people paid their respects to him at his funeral
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Sir Bobby Charlton’s England shirt from the 1966 World Cup semi-final has been bought for £59,000 at an auction. 

The jersey went on sale at 9.30am this morning and was snapped up for a hammer price of £45,000, but the buyer’s premium took it up to £59,040, Hansons Auctioneers told MailOnline.  

Charlton scored two goals in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley against Portugal to seal England’s passage to the World Cup final with a 2-1 win in the iconic kit.

England won the tournament and their only World Cup to date with a 4-2 win over West Germany in the final.  

The shirt was sold by Derbyshire-based Hansons Auctioneers and had an initial guide price of £50,000-£80,000. 

Sir Bobby Charlton’s iconic 1966 World Cup final kit has been sold at an auction for £59,040

Charlton, left, scored two goals against Portugal in the shirt to help his country into the final

He passed away aged 86 on October 21 andtthousands of fans paid their respects on Monday

Fans of all ages gathered to pay tribute to the Manchester United great on Monday afternoon

They watched as the funeral cortege made its way down past Old Trafford 

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A minute of silence was held at the auction to mark the greatness of one of football’s greatest players.  

Sir Bobby originally donated the shirt to a charity auction after the 1966 World Cup, signing it personally to the successful bidder. 

In 2000, it was bought for £9,200 at a London auction  – where it had an estimate of between £10,000 – £15,000. 

Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons Auctioneers, who sold the kit, said: ‘Memories of England’s World Cup win in 1966 will never leave us. We are a proud footballing nation and Sir Bobby was part of the unforgettable team who achieved the ultimate glory. His 1966 World Cup shirt is a hugely important piece of football memorabilia.’

Charlton died on October 21 aged 86 and his funeral was on Monday. 

Thousands of people came out to bid farewell, with the likes of Prince William, Sir Alex Ferguson, and Gareth Southgate attending the ceremony. 

United legends Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes, Peter Schmeichel, and Andy Cole were present at the afternoon gathering as well as current squad members. 

Shortly after 1.30pm, Sir Bobby passed by Old Trafford one last time and fans lining the Sir Matt Busby Way broke into gentle applause as the hearse carrying his coffin went past. 


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