Hurst auctions World Cup No 10 shirt

The shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in England’s 1966 World Cup victory is expected to fetch up to £500,000 at auction later according to a BBC report.

It recalls his World Cup exploits in the he number 10 shirt as he scored his famous hat-trick against West Germany.

Hurst’s third goal, scored in extra time, prompted Kenneth Wolstenhome’s BBC commentary: “They think it’s all over… it is now!”

England captain Bobby Moore (1941 - 1993) (left) and colleague Geoff Hurst (right), lead the team around the pitch at Wembley, after their 4-2 victory over West Germany in extra time in the World Cup finalImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES 
Hurst scored 40 goals in 59 games for West Ham during the 1965-66 season, but he began the 1966 World Cup on the substitutes’ bench.

He was awarded a place in the starting line-up only when the nation’s top goal scorer, Jimmy Greaves, suffered an injury ahead of the quarter-finals.

Hurst went on to score in the 18th minute of the final, and then twice again in extra time, bringing England to a 4-2 victory.

The shirt will be auctioned at Sotheby’s and has an estimate of £300,000-500,000.

Gabriel Heaton, from the auctioneers, said the shirt represented a “legendary moment in the annals of English football, and a sporting achievement that has never been repeated in half a century.”

 

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