Tennants to auction Alan Ball's world cup winners medal for £120,000

Tennants Auctions will be auctioning three pieces of Alan Ball World Cup memorabilia on 9th December, including his 1966 winners medal with an estimate of £80,000 - £120,000.

Alan Ball world cup medal to auction at Tennants
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Ball, who passed away in 2007 aged 61, was the youngest member of the England squad that beat West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley. 

The 1.7 cm tall medal is presented in a display case and is engraved 'Alan James Ball'.

It was last sold at the Christie's Football memorabilia auction in London in May 2005 when it sold for £164,800, prior to Ball's death, a world record for a football medal at the time.

Ball's World Cup final shirt is also available with a £30,000 - £50,000 estimate,

Alan Ball world cup shirt to be auctioned at Tennants
Image: Tennants Auctioneers


Featuring Ball's famous number 7 with the England three lions crest on the chest, the red long sleeved shirt last sold at Convery Auctions in Edinburgh in October 2010 for £51,755.

Ball's World Cup cap is also available with an estimate of £15,000 to £25,000.

Alan Ball world cup cap to be auctioned at Tennants

Image: Tennants

The cap features the emroidered names of the countries Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina and West Germany, along the with detail 'World Championship Jules Rimet Cup 1966, with the English three lions crest to the front.

The cap also previously featured at Christies sale in 2005 when it sold for  £43,200.

With it being a World Cup year, football memorabilia has come into it's own in 2022 with Diegoe Maradona's Hand of God shirt becoming the (shortlived) most expensive piece of sports memorabilia sold at auction, when it realised £7,142,500 at Sotheby's in May 2022.

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