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Diego Maradona’s football shirt set to fetch £4m at auction is not the one he wore for his ‘Hand of God’ goal, his daughter claims.

Former England midfielder Steve Hodge is selling the Argentina legend’s top, given to him after the 1986 World Cup clash.

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Ex-England midfielder Steve Hodge is selling the Argentina legend’s top – with an expected price tag of £4mCredit: BPM
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The ‘Hand of God’ goal as Maradona kicks the ball past England keeper Peter ShiltonCredit: Rex Features

But Maradona’s eldest daughter Dalma, 35, said the shirt was only worn in the first half – and not when her father kicked the ball past goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

Dalma, inset with his father, said: “This ex-England player thinks he has my dad’s second half shirt, but there is a confusion. He has the first half top.

“I wanted to explain this to people so anyone who wants to buy it knows the truth.”

When asked who was better in the second half, in which Maradona scored twice, she replied: “I know who has it, but I’m not going to say.

“All I can say is that the one up for auction is not the one my dad scored with.”

However, Sotheby’s, which auctions off the shirt, says it hired experts to prove it was the right one.

A spokeswoman said: “There was indeed a different shirt worn by Maradona in the first half, but there are clear differences between this and what was worn during goals.

“Before putting this shirt on sale, we thoroughly and scientifically researched the item to ensure it was the shirt worn by Maradona in the second half.”

At the end of the match in Mexico, the Argentine winner swapped shirts with Hodge, whose wayward lob he hit after edging out Shilton.

The ex-Forest and Spurs star, now 59, said playing against him was a “privilege”. Maradona died in 2020, aged 60.

Auctions are open from April 20 to May 4.

The late legend pictured with his daughter Dalma, who claims the shirt being sold is not the one worn when her father scored the infamous LA goal

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The late legend pictured with his daughter Dalma, who claims the shirt being sold is not the one worn when her father scored the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal.Credit: AFP-Getty

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Hands in the air! Maradona’s most famous football shirt goes up for auction https://rigelgroupllc.com/hands-in-the-air-maradonas-most-famous-football-shirt-goes-up-for-auction/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 14:22:35 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/hands-in-the-air-maradonas-most-famous-football-shirt-goes-up-for-auction/ Published on: 04/06/2022 – 16:22 The jersey worn by Argentine footballer Diego Maradona in the 1986 ‘Hand of God’ World Cup match against England is going to be auctioned with an estimated value of seven million euros. Maradona swapped shirts with England midfielder Steve Hodge at the end of Argentina’s 2-1 win at the Azteca […]]]>

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The jersey worn by Argentine footballer Diego Maradona in the 1986 ‘Hand of God’ World Cup match against England is going to be auctioned with an estimated value of seven million euros.

Maradona swapped shirts with England midfielder Steve Hodge at the end of Argentina’s 2-1 win at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico.

And for the past 18 years, the former Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur star has given permission for the shirt to be displayed at the National Football Museum in Manchester, northern England.

But Hodge’s decision to sell the jersey reignited memories of shenanigans, appalling officials and supernatural skill in the infamous quarter-final.

Five minutes after the break, Hodge, at the edge of the England penalty area, tried to cut off a pass but inadvertently kicked the ball high into the air and towards goal.

Maradona, running into the box, jumped up with England goalkeeper Peter Shilton and kicked the ball over Shilton’s head and into the net.

Maradona turned away in celebration and his theatrics fooled the officials into thinking he had headed the ball.

Without video assistance, they let the goal stand before the fury of the England players and the disbelief of the world watching on TV.

Four minutes into the shenanigans, Maradona showed his otherworldly brilliance.

Receiving the ball and spinning in his own half, Maradona left five England defenders in his wake before dragging Shilton – considered one of the best keepers in the world – into the net.

After the match, Maradona reportedly said his first goal was scored “a bit with Maradona’s head and a bit with God’s hand”.

In a 2019 documentary, Maradona described the goal as revenge for the British victory over Argentina in the 1982 war for the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

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Argentina went on to win the 1986 World Cup for the second time in eight years and Maradona was crowned a national hero.

After his death from a heart attack in November 2020, the country held three days of mourning.

Sotheby’s said it would hold its own public display of the jersey in London during the online auction which is due to take place from April 20 to May 4.

Brahm Wachter, Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectibles at Sotheby’s, said: “The list goes on for the type of people or organizations that might want to own the item.

“It could be an individual, it could be a museum, it could just be someone who wants to own the best of the best, a football fan or a club.”

The bidding for the Maradona jersey will start at 5 million euros.

“It was one of those moments in history where sport can transcend the confines of a simple game,” Wachter said.

Hodge, whose autobiography is titled: The man with the Maradona shirt, said in a statement: “It was an absolute privilege to have played against one of the greatest and most magnificent football players of all time.

“It was also a pleasure to share the jersey with the public over the past 20 years at the National Football Museum.”

The museum says it won’t bid on the jersey. “But we would like it back on display at the museum should the successful buyer require a custodian,” a spokesperson said.

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Diego Maradona’s Hand of God Football Shirt Set to Sell for Millions at Auction https://rigelgroupllc.com/diego-maradonas-hand-of-god-football-shirt-set-to-sell-for-millions-at-auction/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/diego-maradonas-hand-of-god-football-shirt-set-to-sell-for-millions-at-auction/ J he shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two of football’s most famous goals to knock England out of the 1986 World Cup is expected to fetch around £4million at auction. Former Three Lions midfielder Steve Hodge, who swapped shirts with the Argentine in the tunnel after the game, said he had been […]]]>
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he shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two of football’s most famous goals to knock England out of the 1986 World Cup is expected to fetch around £4million at auction.

Former Three Lions midfielder Steve Hodge, who swapped shirts with the Argentine in the tunnel after the game, said he had been “proud” to own a piece of sporting history, but decided to sell it at Sotheby’s later this month.

Hodge, 59, has played 24 times for his country and was one of the players who faced Maradona at the tournament in Mexico, where he scored twice.

The jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the ‘hand of God’ goal against England in the World Cup

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His first goal, dubbed ‘The Hand of God’, was scored with his hand but the referee let it go and after the game the star, who some say is the greatest player of all time, said that the goal had been scored “a little with”. the head of Maradona, and a little of the hand of God”.

The second goal is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time as Maradona dribbled past the massive England squad before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

Hodge said he first missed the shirt in the “ruckus” around the match winner after the final whistle, but ran into it again on his way to the locker room.

In a previous interview, he said: “I pulled on my shirt and it came across…swapped shirts and it left and I left and it went in my attic for the next 16 years in a bag. “

The jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the ‘hand of God’ goal against England in the World Cup

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It was later put on display at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Speaking after Maradona’s death last year, Hodge said the shirt was not for sale but he had now changed his mind.

He said: “I have been the proud owner of this item for over 35 years. It has deep cultural significance to the world of football…and I’m sure the new owner will be extremely proud to own the most iconic football shirt in the world.

The game came four years after the UK defeated Argentina in the Falklands War and took on greater significance for both countries because of it.

The shirt is likely to be highly sought after, with sports memorabilia becoming increasingly popular with collectors.

The current record for a shirt worn per game is £4.2 million for a Yankee top owned by baseball player Babe Ruth.

The shirt will be sold online, with auctions starting April 20, and will be on display at Sotheby’s New Bond Street Gallery until the end of the auction.

Brahm Wachter, Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectibles at Sotheby’s, said: “Not only was the Hand of God goal scored in this game, but also the Goal of the Century.

“This is the first time the shirt has been released, and Sotheby’s is honored to be part of this item’s history now.”

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Lifelong Hearts fan publishes book about his iconic football jersey collection https://rigelgroupllc.com/lifelong-hearts-fan-publishes-book-about-his-iconic-football-jersey-collection/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/lifelong-hearts-fan-publishes-book-about-his-iconic-football-jersey-collection/ A longtime Hearts fan and collector of game-worn strips is set to release a book that details the history of the iconic shirts in his own collection. Grant Young, 53, started attending Hearts games at Tynecastle with his father when he was 10. READ MORE – Edinburgh mum pays tribute to tragic ‘sweet soul’ son […]]]>

A longtime Hearts fan and collector of game-worn strips is set to release a book that details the history of the iconic shirts in his own collection.

Grant Young, 53, started attending Hearts games at Tynecastle with his father when he was 10.

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The book ’51 Shirts: Heart of Midlothian A Moment In Time’ will celebrate 51 iconic Hearts kits from the 1950s to the present day.

Grant, who works as a project manager at Abrdn, only started collecting match shirts in 2000 when his wife sponsored Ricardo Fuller for half of the 2000/2001 season.

It was from there that his desire to collect game shirts came to fruition.

The book celebrates Grant’s personal collection and it has a foreword written by Hearts legend Stephen Adam.

The project manager was motivated by a suggestion from a friend, Ross Millar, and by the free time he found during the multiple confinements linked to Covid-19.

On his book, he said: “The idea for the book came from my friend Ross Millar who I was walking around with during the various lockdown times. He noted that he thought there was a book in my retro shirt collection.



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“So I started thinking about how I could shape it and frame it, because I thought it would be good for other people to see the collection.

“I put together some chapter ideas and if a shirt came from a particular season or game, I would write about that specific story to go along with the images.

“But then I didn’t think about it for about two months when Ross pushed me again and I wrote a framework of how I’d like it to go before sending it out to various sports editors at Edinburgh and the UK.

“Pitch Publishing then got in touch to say they thought it was a great idea and they would be interested. So I spent the next 16 months of Covid working on putting it together.



Bukta 86/87 home shirt.
Bukta 86/87 home shirt.

“I think this will make the perfect coffee table book for people to flip through and reminisce about nostalgic tapes or memories from the Hearts story.

“I considered writing a Hearts story through the comics, but after talking to the guy who did something similar about Rangers, I realized it would take me about five years and I don’t didn’t want it to become a chore.

“What really blew my mind was the relationship I managed to build with Stephan Adam. I bought the shirt he was wearing when he scored the winner against Rangers in the Champions League final. the Scottish Cup in 1998 at an auction held to save Hearts around 2012.

“From there we kept in touch by email, but when I told him about the book, he agreed to write the foreword.



Away shirt from 2003/04.
Away shirt from 2003/04.

“It’s amazing to think that someone I would idolize from the terraces is playing an active role in the book.

“The book is called 51 Shirts: Heart of Midlothian A Moment In Time and will be released on May 16 to coincide with the anniversary of Hearts’ 5-1 victory over Hibs in the Scottish Cup final.

“I wanted it to be a bit ironic while celebrating one of the greatest results in Hearts history.

“I hope fellow fans enjoy the book and can reminisce with loved ones about the iconic kits and fond memories.”

Grant added that collecting shirts used to be a relatively geeky business that was aimed at a small, niche group of football fanatics, but in recent years collecting shirts has become more difficult and expensive.



Novafone jersey of the season in which Hearts tackled Bayern Munich 1988/89.
Novafone jersey of the season in which Hearts tackled Bayern Munich 1988/89.

Nonetheless, he says he enjoys hunting and the community that has grown up around this now popular pastime.

Grant explained how he started collecting shirts, he said: “I’ve been collecting game shirts for about 20 years.

“I have quite a large collection with around 270 match-worn Hearts shirts and around 40 odd international kits.

“Collecting has always been a big part of my life. When I was younger it was cars, then when I started going to matches it was match schedules, then I moved on to kits.

“It all started when my wife sponsored Ricardo Fuller in the 2000/2001 season and managed to secure a peak. From there I caught a bug and sponsored a player each season and I continued to collect shirts – this season I have Ben Woodburn.

“Collecting shirts has become a little more difficult due to the rise of online shops offering this service. Many people are now involved in the space that was normally reserved for a friendly group of football fans.

“That being said, I love being part of the community and I love chasing the iconic Hearts high.”

To pre-purchase the book, please visit Pitch Publishing here or Amazon here.

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Jets coach Robert Saleh wears a Mepham football jersey in honor of Sofia LaSpina https://rigelgroupllc.com/jets-coach-robert-saleh-wears-a-mepham-football-jersey-in-honor-of-sofia-laspina/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:30:35 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/jets-coach-robert-saleh-wears-a-mepham-football-jersey-in-honor-of-sofia-laspina/ FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Robert Saleh leads his weekend press conferences in a jersey honoring a local high school football team or player. On Friday, the Jets coach wore one in honor of the most famous high school football player currently on Long Island. The black T-shirt read “MEPHAM” across the front, with “FOOTBALL” below, […]]]>

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Robert Saleh leads his weekend press conferences in a jersey honoring a local high school football team or player. On Friday, the Jets coach wore one in honor of the most famous high school football player currently on Long Island.

The black T-shirt read “MEPHAM” across the front, with “FOOTBALL” below, and the Pirates logo below. It all had to do with Mepham’s Sofia LaSpina being named the Jets’ High School Player of the Week.

This award was for a very good reason. LaSpina became the first woman to score a touchdown in Long Island history. The junior receiver did it at a reception last Saturday when the Pirates beat Roslyn, 49-21.

“Cool, isn’t it?” Saleh said when asked about his historic game.

It was part of an impressive three-catch, 45-yard effort, all in the second half. LaSpina received a lot of hits for the 4-yard TD pass Peter Mayo threw at him. NBC showed a halftime clip of its Chiefs-Ravens TV broadcast on Sunday night. The Player of the Week award fell on Monday.

LaSpina also got to play catch with the most famous Jets player in franchise history, Hall of Famer Joe Namath, at a charity event on Wednesday on Long Island.

And then Saleh wore the Mepham shirt and mentioned his name, school and accomplishments.

“So I thought that was pretty cool,” Saleh said of the feat. “The organization is going to invite her to our next game. So hopefully she’ll be there screaming.”

The next home game is scheduled for October 3 against the Titans at MetLife Stadium. The Jets and Gatorade are also teaming up to donate $1,000 in LaSpina’s name to the Mepham football program.

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Rihanna wears a soccer jersey and goalie gloves on a date with beau A$AP Rocky in New York https://rigelgroupllc.com/rihanna-wears-a-soccer-jersey-and-goalie-gloves-on-a-date-with-beau-aap-rocky-in-new-york/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/rihanna-wears-a-soccer-jersey-and-goalie-gloves-on-a-date-with-beau-aap-rocky-in-new-york/ Rihanna has had a lot of one-on-one time with boyfriend A$AP Rocky over the past few weeks. And on Saturday, the pair were spotted having dinner at posh Peasant restaurant in Manhattan’s downtown SoHo neighborhood, with the singer sporting sexy in her edgy ensemble. Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty), 33, put on a top-to-bottom display […]]]>

Rihanna has had a lot of one-on-one time with boyfriend A$AP Rocky over the past few weeks.

And on Saturday, the pair were spotted having dinner at posh Peasant restaurant in Manhattan’s downtown SoHo neighborhood, with the singer sporting sexy in her edgy ensemble.

Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty), 33, put on a top-to-bottom display as she got out of their car in a $200 (£150) Martine Rose football shirt worn as a mini dress and gloves MiuMiu goalkeeper style at $670 (£500).

Rihanna marks a fashion moment! The singer wore a $200 football mini dress and $670 Miu Miu goalie gloves as she held hands with A$AP Rocky at a night out in New York

With a shiver in the wintry air, the Savage X Fenty founder partially covered himself in an oversized red quilted coat.

Adding to the sex appeal with a pair of black peep toe heels with a silver strap along her ankles.

She stepped up the bling factor by accessorizing with dangling diamond earrings.

To complete her overall look, Rihanna donned a black baseball cap over her raven braids and wore a slick of red lipstick.

Leggy: Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty), 33, got out of their car in a sporty T-shirt dress which she partially covered with an oversized red quilted coat

Leggy: Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty), 33, got out of their car in a sporty T-shirt dress which she partially covered with an oversized red quilted coat

Glitz: She stepped up the bling factor by accessorizing with dangling diamond earrings

Glitz: She stepped up the bling factor by accessorizing with dangling diamond earrings

A little boost: Adding to the sex appeal, the Disturbia singer also donned a pair of black open-toe heels with a silver strap along her ankles

A little boost: Adding to the sex appeal, the Disturbia singer also donned a pair of black open-toe heels with a silver strap along her ankles

Once out of their car, Rocky (born Rakim Athelaston Mayers), 33, led the way to the sidewalk where his sweetheart reached out and the two held hands on their way to the restaurant.

The rapper and record producer stood out decked out in a cropped gold faux fur jacket with black pants, a green t-shirt, burgundy boots and a beanie.

The sidewalk began to light up with flashes as fans noticed the celebrity couple and started snapping photos with their cameras.

The pair were longtime friends before deciding to bring the romantic element to their relationship in January 2020.

Attracting attention: The We Found Love singer rushed to catch up with her man on the sidewalk, as a crowd began to grow and follow

Attracting attention: The We Found Love singer rushed to catch up with her man on the sidewalk, as a crowd began to grow and follow

Edgy: The Savage X Fenty founder also donned a baseball cap over her black hair

Edgy: The Savage X Fenty founder also donned a baseball cap over her black hair

Stylin': The rapper and record producer stood out decked out in a cropped gold faux fur jacket with black pants, a green t-shirt and burgundy boots

Stylin’: The rapper and record producer stood out decked out in a cropped gold faux fur jacket with black pants, a green t-shirt and burgundy boots

Before her dinner date with A$AP Rocky, Rihanna reportedly spent time at a music studio in Brooklyn.

It’s now been six years since she released her last studio album, Anti, in January 2016, which included the singles Work, Kiss It Better, Needed Me and Love On The Brain. Rihanna ditched her previous radio-friendly dance songs for a more soulful sound and production that she felt was “authentic and liberating”.

Fans can expect another change in her sound for the upcoming new album, which has included a lot of time-consuming experimentation.

‘You’re not going to expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind,’ the Barbados native said Billboard last September.

“I’m really experimenting. Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear what I want. I treat music the same way, explained the nine-time winner of a Grammy, adding, “So I’m having fun and it’s gonna be completely different.”

ion: Waiting for the fans

ion: Waiting for the fans

Long pause in the music;  The pop star hasn't released a new album in six years

Staying fresh: The Barbados native has already revealed that his next album will be a departure from previous releases

New music coming: Before dinner, Rihana was in a recording studio in Brooklyn, apparently working on her next album

Critical and commercial success: the singer-songwriter's last studio album, Anti, dropped in January 2016

Critical and commercial success: the singer-songwriter’s last studio album, Anti, dropped in January 2016

So far, there is no official word on the release date of the new album.

With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.

She has landed 14 No. 1 songs and 31 top ten singles in the US during her music career which has included nine Grammy wins.

As of 2021, Rihanna is the richest musician, with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion, according to Forbes.

Date night: Eventually, the couple went to a restaurant for food and drinks

Date night: Eventually, the couple went to a restaurant for food and drinks

Glowing: Rihanna was all smiles as the couple reappeared on the street after dinner;  so far there is no official word on the release of her ninth album

Glowing: Rihanna was all smiles as the couple reappeared on the street after dinner;  so far there is no official word on the release of her ninth album

Glowing: Rihanna was all smiles as the couple reappeared on the street after dinner; so far there is no official word on the release of her ninth album

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Seven most iconic football shirt sponsors – from Jagermeister to Nintendo https://rigelgroupllc.com/seven-most-iconic-football-shirt-sponsors-from-jagermeister-to-nintendo/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/seven-most-iconic-football-shirt-sponsors-from-jagermeister-to-nintendo/ Football shirts are important, and a sponsor can make or break a shirt when it comes to hall of fame status. However, on some occasions, the sponsor can be as iconic as the design itself. Think of Ole Gunnar Solskajer knocking down the 1999 Champions League final, and the Sharp on his chest is almost […]]]>

Football shirts are important, and a sponsor can make or break a shirt when it comes to hall of fame status.

However, on some occasions, the sponsor can be as iconic as the design itself.

Think of Ole Gunnar Solskajer knocking down the 1999 Champions League final, and the Sharp on his chest is almost as iconic as his baby smile.

Some fans see sponsors as the main indicator of modern football, while others see them as a key ingredient of a good kit.

And with that in mind, Star Daily Sport takes a look at the seven most iconic football sponsors.

Nintendo-Fiorentina



Batigol and Nintendo will always be linked

Serie A in the 1990s was brilliant.

And nothing is more typical of 1990s Serie A than Gabriel Batistuta rushing towards goal, dressed in purple, with Nintendo slapped on his stomach.

Even now, Fiorentina shirts – more so if they have Batistuta or Rui Costa on their backs – will fetch a pretty penny online.

Many football shirt collectors cite the 1998/99 Fiorentina jersey as their ‘holy grail’ alongside iconic stripes such as Germany’s 1990 World Cup shirt or Arsenal’s ‘bruised banana’ .

Who is your favorite jersey sponsor? Let us know in the “Comments” section

March – Napoli



Napoli won their last scudetto with Mars on the shirt
Napoli won their last scudetto with Mars on the shirt

Naples and Mars are iconic because of one man: Diego Armando Maradona.

With the candy bar front and center of their shirt, Maradona guided Napoli to their final scudetto in 1988 and a UEFA Cup triumph in 1989.

However, the star shone and quickly faded – 90/91 marked last year that Mars were Napoli’s main sponsor as Maradona was banned.

Mars hasn’t made a comeback in the jersey sponsor game since.

Sharp – Manchester United



Sharp has been associated with United for nearly 20 years
Sharp has been associated with United for nearly 20 years


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Sharp cemented its place as the go-to home appliance brand for Manchester United fans thanks to the 1999 Champions League.

With the Red Devils 1-0 in stoppage time, Teddy Sheringham and Solskajer both found the net to hand Sir Alex Ferguson’s side their first European title and only England treble.

The couple were linked for nearly two decades, with Sharp’s sponsorship spanning from 1982 to 2000.

Their association ended when Vodafone became the main sponsor of the Red Devils.

Jagermeister – Eintracht Braunschweig



Braunschweig were the ambitious pioneers
Braunschweig were the ambitious pioneers

Although it’s disputed that Eintracht Braunschweig were the first team to have a shirt sponsor in 1972, they certainly got the ball rolling for the rest of the world.

Braunschweig, then from the Bundesliga, combined their bright yellow shirts with local sponsor Jagermeister.

The stunt netted the team DM 100,000 and paved the way for the football business that is worth millions today.

These days, Jagermeister is a well-known cliché at a student party, and much of that is due to their exhibitor in Braunschweig.

Pirelli – Inter Milano



Pirelli spent more than 25 years with Inter Milan
Pirelli spent more than 25 years with Inter Milan

Alright, hands up, we lied earlier; nothing screams 1990s Serie A than Ronaldo bombarding towards a shaky defense with Pirelli on his kit in that iconic strip on the outside.

It seems Pirelli only got into the tire business to sponsor Inter Milan.

Since 1995, the iconic elongated P, which is certainly not an F, has adorned Inter kits.

With Pirelli as title sponsor, Inter won the 2010 treble under Jose Mourinho.

Newcastle Brown Ale – Newcastle



Newcastle strikers Alan Shearer (l) and Les Ferdinand celebrate a goal during the Premiership match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St Jame's Park on October 20, 1996 in Newcastle, England.  Newcastle won the match 5-0.
Newcastle almost won the Premier League with Newcastle Brown ale as sponsor

Newcastle United’s later years, stuck somewhere between mid-table and Mike Ashley, had fans longing for glory days.

And what image signifies the glory days more than Alan Shearer walking away in celebration, hand in the air and hair still on his head, with the Newcastle Brown Ale logo on his shirt.

Kevin Keegan’s ‘artists’ approached the Premier League crown with this iconic logo.

And even now it’s hard not to spot the sponsor in a home draw at Newcastle.

Quilmes-Boca Juniors and River Plate



Maradona has made two appearances on this list
Maradona has made two appearances on this list

Gabriel Batistuta, Claudio Caniggia and Buenos Aires-based Pilsner Quilmes are three of the names who have dared to step through the Superclasico.

And the beer is undoubtedly the most successful.

On the blue side, Boca Juniors shirts with the branding saw Maradona, Juan Riquelme and Martin Palermo donning the shirt.

While their hated rivals River Plate have Hernan Crespo, Pablo Aimar and Esteban Cambiasso.

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Swindon Town fans angry as seller of retro football shirts fails to deliver https://rigelgroupllc.com/swindon-town-fans-angry-as-seller-of-retro-football-shirts-fails-to-deliver/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/swindon-town-fans-angry-as-seller-of-retro-football-shirts-fails-to-deliver/ Swindon Town fans claim they have hundreds of pounds out of pocket and shirtless after the owner of a vintage kit replica business failed to deliver and then went silent. Limited Retro, an independent seller who claimed to be working with a company called Spall Retro, offered fans across the city the chance to buy […]]]>

Swindon Town fans claim they have hundreds of pounds out of pocket and shirtless after the owner of a vintage kit replica business failed to deliver and then went silent.

Limited Retro, an independent seller who claimed to be working with a company called Spall Retro, offered fans across the city the chance to buy hard-to-get Swindon shirts, which many of them skipped.

According to customers, the seller provided the first orders and people were delighted with the product.

But then the goods did not arrive and the seller stopped responding to questions and refund requests.

Limited Retro’s last social media post, a promise that shirts were coming, was on November 12. The pinned post on the same Twitter account is an apology and a plea for people to give them a chance to fulfill the orders.

Oliver James, a collector of dress shirts, from Witney, placed around £300 worth of orders which went unfulfilled.

“It started well. Earlier this year they advertised the shirts, people paid, and they received the shirts in perfect condition. The product was good, so they started to build trust,” the 34-year-old said.

“But then their Shopify account was deleted and we were told to send money directly to a bank account.

“The apologies and the delays started coming in, and they weren’t responding to people for weeks.”

Oliver said he expected not to get the money back because he used a wire transfer to pay, but he opened a claim with his bank anyway.

At this point, Limited Retro posted messages on social media begging people to rescind their claims so they could fulfill the orders, which Oliver did.

“But nothing happened, no money was refunded and the last time I heard from them was November 12,” he said.

“I don’t know if this is a deliberate attempt to defraud people or if they’ve been overwhelmed with orders, but people are still waiting for refunds or shirts so it’s not okay.”

David Benton, from Swindon, spent £53.99 on a shirt he didn’t receive and he hasn’t heard from Limited Retro since October. Kevin Foley, from Calne, has ordered a shirt for himself and another for a co-worker, but has yet to receive them.

Several others shared similar stories.

Oliver is now filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court and seeking to speak to as many of those affected as possible. He can be contacted via twitter.com/swindonshirts.

The advertiser approached both Limited Retro and Spall Limited but received no response.

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‘Mr. England’ last wish for a signed football shirt https://rigelgroupllc.com/mr-england-last-wish-for-a-signed-football-shirt/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/mr-england-last-wish-for-a-signed-football-shirt/ Plymouth man who once called himself ‘Mr England’ at his local pub in Honicknowle, seeks an England soccer player signed shirt as his last wish since being diagnosed with terminal cancer . All his adult life Mark Bresland has always been a huge fan of English football including Manchester United and as a person who […]]]>


Plymouth man who once called himself ‘Mr England’ at his local pub in Honicknowle, seeks an England soccer player signed shirt as his last wish since being diagnosed with terminal cancer .

All his adult life Mark Bresland has always been a huge fan of English football including Manchester United and as a person who never asks for anything his best friend is determined to make his last wish come true.

The 55-year-old man is unable to eat due to cancer of his tongue, radiation therapy to his lymph nodes and has been on morphine all the time.

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Best friend for thirty-five years, Darren McGuire goes out of his way to help Mark at PlymouthLive in 1998, Mark has attended every England game in France and has said the team are “one of his greatest. great loves in life “.

In his local pub in Honicknowle, at the Victory Inn, he was nicknamed “Mr England” due to his dedication and passion for the England football team every time they played. Darren wants to make his “last dying wish” a reality.

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He told PlymouthLive: “Mark has followed the England team at home and away his entire life since adulthood and the England football team are one of the greatest loves of his life.”

“He went to France in 1998 and watched every England game there.”

Darren added, “He doesn’t ask for much in life, he’s never done it, and I just really want to help him do it. He said he wanted him to be placed on his coffin when he died.

“No matter what is going on in his life, he never complains about anything, his favorite song is ‘I love my life’ by Robbie Williams which says it all.”

Darren is ideally looking to get a shirt signed by an English player and has said he’s more than happy to buy it for him, but at best to find one that sells one or is willing to give it up.




Being a Manchester United fan as well, if he can get a player from that team to play for England that would mean everything to Mark.

“We’ve been friends for about thirty-five years,” Darren said, “and when I bring him home from his hospice, I come home and break my heart because I don’t want to do it in front of him.

“On the weekends he dressed in a suit and we went to the Mount Edgcumbe cafe for coffee because at the moment he can’t eat anything.”

As the England team are one of his greatest loves, although Darren said he was not very good at emailing, he did manage to email the English Football Association to get a signed shirt and felt disappointed with the response.

But they responded by saying that they couldn’t due to having already chosen charity for this year and that they weren’t able to help more. However, Darren is working hard to get a signed soccer jersey for his best friend for his last wish.

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Wycombe Wanderers fans get involved with Football Shirt Friday https://rigelgroupllc.com/wycombe-wanderers-fans-get-involved-with-football-shirt-friday/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://rigelgroupllc.com/wycombe-wanderers-fans-get-involved-with-football-shirt-friday/ Last Friday (November 19), football fans around the world took part in Football Shirt Friday, an annual event that sees supporters of the sport don their favorite shirts. The purpose of the day is to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund, to help those battling bowel cancer in memory of England’s World Cup-winning captain. […]]]>

Last Friday (November 19), football fans around the world took part in Football Shirt Friday, an annual event that sees supporters of the sport don their favorite shirts.

The purpose of the day is to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund, to help those battling bowel cancer in memory of England’s World Cup-winning captain.

Fans of teams around the world took part and shared their snaps on social media, with some Wycombe fans also involved.

Stephen Burnett and Chris Driver outside the Etihad Stadium in their Wycombe shirts

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One of the images is of Stephen Burnett and his fiancée, Chris Driver.

The engaged couple, who have supported the Chairboys for several years, regularly visit Adams Park, with Stephen also having links with one of the county’s non-league clubs, Risborough Rangers.

Their photo is from September this year, when Wycombe lost 6-1 to Manchester City in the League Cup third round.

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It was Wycombe’s first-ever visit to the stadium.

Two photos were also submitted by Sue Williams, the images showing a friend donning the 2014/15 home shirt.

Sue Williams posted this photo on Football Shirt Friday

Sue Williams posted this photo on Football Shirt Friday

Fans don their outfits on the Adams Park pitch

Fans don their outfits on the Adams Park pitch

Damian Plested Atkins in his 1990s shirt

Damian Plested Atkins in his 1990s shirt

Damian Plested Atkins showed off an image of himself wearing a mid-1990s Wanderers shirt, while Anthony Honey shared a photo of himself on duty while donning this season’s home kit.

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Anthony Honey (centre) in this season's Wycombe home shirt

Anthony Honey (centre) in this season’s Wycombe home shirt

Anthony, who is currently based in Kenya, also shared several other snaps of his team wearing their favorite shirts on Football Shirt Friday.

Several fans wearing their favorite shirts

Several fans wearing their favorite shirts

He said on Facebook: “Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to raise money for cancer research, for bowel cancer (Bobby Moore fund), let’s keep giving!”

To donate to Anthony’s page, visit www.fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/anthonys-giving-page-2021.

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