Sports, Football

Maradona's 1986 Golden Ball heads to auction

Published : 07 May 2024 09:30 PM

A legendary piece of football history is heading to the auction block: Diego Maradona's Adidas Golden Ball trophy, awarded to him as the best player of the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, will be auctioned by Aguttes International Auction House in Paris on June 6. 

This unique trophy symbolizes the pinnacle of Maradona's illustrious career, a tournament where he led Argentina to World Cup glory and scored two of the most iconic goals in football history: the infamous 'Hand of God' and the breathtaking 'Goal of the Century' against England.

The Adidas Golden Ball, awarded to the tournament's best player since the 1982 World Cup, represents one of football's most prestigious individual accolades.

This particular trophy, featuring the design of the official Adidas 'Azteca' ball used in the 1986 World Cup, marks the first time a Golden Ball has ever been offered at auction.

This auction presents a rare opportunity for collectors and football enthusiasts to own a piece of sporting history that embodies the brilliance and legacy of one of the greatest footballers of all time.

With Maradona's 1986 World Cup jersey recently fetching a staggering $7 million at auction, the Golden Ball trophy is expected to attract significant interest and potentially reach a record-breaking price.