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Tuesday, 5 February, 2002, 09:54 GMT
Pele shirt under the hammer
Pele sees a shot saved by Enrico Albertosi in the 1970 World Cup final
Pele's shirt is expected to fetch 30,000 to 50,000
The shirt that Pele wore in the 1970 World Cup final is to be sold at auction.

The legendary yellow and green number 10 shirt is expected to fetch between 30,000 to 50,000 when it goes under the hammer at auctioneers Christie's next month.


It still has the grass stains from the game
Christie's spokesman
"This is a piece of football memorabilia of truly global significance," a spokesman for Christie's said.

"It is the shirt worn by the world's greatest football player in what is often regarded as the world's greatest football match - and it still has the grass stains from the game."

Pele wore the shirt when Brazil thrashed Italy 4-1 in Mexico City to win the World Cup for the third time.

Also up for grabs at the football memorabilia auction in London on 27 March is the World Cup winners medal won by England's Ray Wilson in 1966.

The medal, awarded for England's famous 4-2 win over West Germany at Wembley, is expected to make between 70,000 and 90,000.

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