Maradona’s ‘Hand Of God’ Jersey Sold For 3x More Than Conor McGregor’s Lamborghini Superyacht Cost

Diego Maradona's 'Hand Of God' Kit Sold For A Record $9.3 Million

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  • Diego Maradona infamously scored the “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 World Cup.
  • The famed Argentina kit that the late soccer star wore was recently sold at auction.
  • The jersey was sold for a mind-blowing $9.3 million, which is the most money ever spent on a piece of sports memorabilia.

Here’s how truly astounding the legacy of Diego Maradona is: most people actually don’t realize that, mere minutes after scoring his infamous “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 World Cup, Maradona scored what’s known as the “Goal of the Century.”

The man literally created two iconic moments of footballing history in the same game. These are sounds and images that will reverberate for generations and they happened over the course of five frenzied, frantic footballing minutes.

Maradona’s Hand of God Goal

Maradona’s “Goal of the Century”

The first of those two goals, though, has the greater reputation given its devious nature, as the game-winning goal was quite literally scored with the one part of the body you’re not allowed to use in soccer: the hand.

Earlier this week, the Argentina kit that Maradona wore on that legendary day was sold at an auction for an astounding $9.3 million, which marks a new record for a match-worn sports jersey. To put into context just how much money that is, Conor McGregor recently showed off his brand-new Lamborghini superyacht, which Forbes says cost around $3.6 million.

The Original Olympic Games Manifesto previously sold for $8.8 million back in 2019, which would also make Maradona’s kit now the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia of all time. In third place comes a game-worn Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey that sold for $5.64 million.

Given the legacy of Maradona across the entire world — he’s widely considered to be one of the Top 3 best soccer players to ever live — it’s difficult to imagine which piece of sports memorabilia currently floating around out there could possibly top this kit’s whopping $9.3 million selling price.

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