Diego Maradona, an iconic Argentinian footballer who has been remembered for his no 10 jersey and Argentina national football team’s Blue and White striped jersey.

It was his number 10 Jersey, when the majestic Argentinian footballer became the hero of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup triumph.

Despite his affinity for the number 10, Maradona had once played for Serie A club Turin in Italy wearing a red shirt with no. 9 in one of the Napoli games. Maradona even would not have imagined that the shirt he has put on for the match by giving his no 10 shirt to team-mate Gianfranco Zola as a token of respect would become a prized possession worth a lot.

The unique Red Napoli shirt by Diego Maradona bearing a number 9 on the back was sold for 12,000 euros ($13,600) at an auction in Turin on Thursday.

At the same event, Maradona’s sky blue number 10 jersey was sold for 6500 euros.

Maradona played in the top during an Italian Serie A fixture away to Pisa in 1900-1991 after he had given his usual number 10 jersey to the team-mate Gianfranco Zola.

There were around 222 sporting memorabilia including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane jerseys which were bought for the charity auction in the Northern Italy.

The former Argentina captain is also known for supporting various charities, including the UNICEF.


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