A TESTIMONY OF FOOTBALL HISTORY

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ADIDAS GOLDEN BALL TROPHY
AWARDED TO DIEGO MARADONA AS THE BEST PLAYER AT THE 1986 FIFA WORLD CUP IN MEXICO

Gold-copper alloy with black inclusions in the etching of the emblematic "Azteca" motifs
Allegedly commissioned by FIFA in 1986
Height: approx. 28 cm 
Diameter: approx. 15,86 cm
Gross weight: approx. 4 kilogrammes
(Traces of rubbing and scratches, missing nameplate) 

Diego Armando Maradona was voted "FIFA player of the 20th century", with Pelé.
The pinnacle of his career and his prime was in 1986.
This trophy symbolises this moment in time.

PROVENANCE: 
Awarded to Diego Maradona (1960-2020) by Adidas and the sports magazine France Football to Diego Maradona at the Lido in Paris, France, on Thursday, 13 November 1986. 
Drouot-Montmartre Auction, 2016. 
Private collection. 


Estimate on request.




 

A testimony of Football History

"It was in 1986 that the Argentinian genius definitively entered another dimension when, during the Argentina-England quarter-final of the FIFA World Cup in Mexico, he scored two goals in quick succession that have gone down in sporting history. The first goal, scored with the Hand of God, was certainly one of the most beautiful goals in the history of the game, following a failed overlap in front of a stunned English crowd. Maradona has entered the category of immortal legends and enduring stories that lovers of the beautiful game pass down from generation to generation. 

At the height of his career, crowned by victory in the World Cup where his talent literally lit up the stage, he received an award: the adidas Golden Ball trophy for best player. 

It is this piece of football history, perhaps the finest in the sport, that we are offering for sale at auction."

François Thierry, extrait de l’édito du catalogue « A testimony of football history »


 


INFORMATIONS 
Auction
June 6 2024, 3 PM


Exhibition by appointment
From Tuesday 21 May 2024 (except weekends)

Public exhibition
Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June 2024 from 10am to 12pm and from 3pm to 6pm
Thursday 6 June 2024 from 10am to 12pm

Aguttes Neuilly
164 bis, avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BUYERS
Everything known by the auction house has been mentioned. The buyer has taken full knowledge of the provenance and history of this object and the auctioneer is not responsible for any further facts that may arise after the sale. The terms and conditions governing the sale of the lot featured in the catalogue are set out in the General Terms and Conditions of Sale at the end of the catalogue, which each bidder must read carefully. These General Terms and Conditions of Sale notably stipulate that the lot is sold “as is”, i.e. in the condition in which it is at the time of sale, with all its imperfections and defects. A public viewing prior to the sale, which will take place over several days, shall enable buyers to examine the lot in person and ensure that they accept its condition before bidding. Condition reports and other documents relating to the lot are available on request.

Bids by telephone & Absentee bids
bid@aguttes.com

Registration closes 24 hours before
the auction. A deposit of €150,000 will be
requested to take part in the auction.



 





CONTACT


François Thierry
 

Sports Specialist at Aguttes
François Thierry
thierry.consultant@aguttes.com


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