Alan Ball’s 1966 World Cup winner’s medal has gone under the hammer for a whopping £200,000.
It is being sold alongside other pieces of English football memorabilia, including items from the historic win.
Others include Ball’s match-worn No. 7 shirt and Cup Cap, which sold for £164,320 and £145,360, respectively.
The England team famously beat Germany 4-2 in extra time to claim victory but has failed to win the World Cup ever since.
But hope is not all lost as today’s England squad face France in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup.
Ball was the youngest and least experienced member of the legendary 1966 World Cup team at just 21 years old.
At the time, he received widespread acclaim for his energetic and passionate performance.
In addition to playing as a midfielder for the likes of Blackpool and Everton and winning 72 caps for England, Ball went on to manage several clubs including Manchester City and Southampton.
He died in 1982.
His medal and cap sold at auction in 2005 when they were purchased by the owner of Bolton Wanderers, businessman and philanthropist Edwin ‘Eddie’ Davies.
They sold for a combined hammer price of £445,000.
Tennants Auctioneers’ sporting specialist Kegan Harrison said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have achieved such fantastic results for the vendor, who has had a long-standing relationship with Tennants.
‘The 1966 World Cup victory will always be a golden moment in English sporting history and we have been honoured to have handled the sale of these extraordinary items.
‘It has been 56 years since that incredible match, but it is still very close to the hearts of all football fans.’
Other items in the auction sale include a Pele match-worn Brazil shirt, worn during the 1st half of the famous Brazil v England 1970 World Cup match, which sold for £41,712.
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