Diego Maradona’s shirt is still in remarkably good condition after all these years.

Football fans seeking a exceptional, unique and slightly sweat-infused (this was long before ‘moisture-wicking’) piece of the game’s folklore will be offered the chance to buy one of Diego Maradona’s old Napoli shirts next week.

This isn’t just any old Maradona shirt either — it’s the very shirt the Argentinian legend wore while almost single-handedly propelling Napoli to the 1986-87 Serie A league title.

Diego Maradona Napoli 1987 shirt 2
Just in case you don’t believe it was his: here’s the No. 10.

The iconic No.10 jersey is due to go under the hammer at a football memorabilia auction being conducted by the Aste Bolaffi auction house in Turin on Dec. 13.

Maradona scored 10 goals over the course of the season as the Partenopei rampaged to their first Scudetto (with another coming in 1989-90) before beating Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final to secure an historic double.

The blue shirt has been given an estimated sale value of between €3,000-€5,000, though it’s highly likely it may go beyond that should enough interested parties enter the bidding.

A man displays a French national football team jersey worn by Zinedine Zidane
Not to be left out, shirts from likes of Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi are also up for grabs.

Maradona’s shirt is part of a wider collection of over 200 (mainly Italian) things going on sale which also includes a Barcelona home shirt worn by Lionel Messi last season, as well as match worn items sported by the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini and Georgio Chiellini.

All of which would make the perfect Christmas gift for the football obsessive in your life, should you happen to have a few thousand spare euros lying around, of course.


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