A piece of England's World Cup folklore which has been in German hands for the last 40 years went on public display in London today before going under the hammer next week.

The red No 2 shirt worn by England full back George Cohen during the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley is expected to sell for at least £20,000 when it comes up for auction at Christie's on Tuesday.

A football shirt and pair of boots won by the captain of the Uruguayan team at the 1950 World Cup have been declared historical monuments by the government.

Obdulio Varela, the "Black Chief", led his team to victory in the competition as they beat Brazil 2-1 in the final in Rio de Janeiro.

His kit has come up for auction, but its new status means it now cannot be taken out of the country.

Fans coming to the World Cup can relive the life of Pele after the Brazilian launched the first exhibition about himself in Germany's capital Berlin.

The temporary museum, whose opening will coincide with the World Cup kick off tomorrow, features a collection of trophies and mementoes marking the career of the World Cup winner.

On display is the worn white leather ball, which he kissed after scoring his 1,000 goal in 1969 cheered by 75,000 fans, and sets of old black boots alongside his famous number 10 shirt.

The prestigious Fashion Gallery at Snibston Discovery Park is currently hosting a brand new temporary exhibition celebrating the relationship between football and fashion.

The Beautiful Game runs throughout the World Cup season and features four themed areas of display.

A section titled The Dressing Room looks at the impact of fashion and technology on professional football kits in terms of design and textiles.

Terrace takes a look at the clothes fans wear to matches and includes a potted history of terrace fashion including 1980s casuals. Items on display include Gabicci knitwear, Burberry from the 1990s and a CP Company jacket complete with goggles in the hood.

The National Football Museum has secured, on long term loan, the most infamous football shirt in the game's history.

Ex-Nottingham Forest, Spurs and England midfielder Steve Hodge has presented The Museum with footballing legend Diego Maradona's 1986 “Hand of God” shirt.

In the third part of a series on investing for fun, BBC News Online looks at the money that can be made from sports memorabilia. For many people it may seem laughable to put the words "football" and "investment" together in the same sentence.

But one area where football has proved a shrewd investment is in the field of memorabilia.
The huge growth in the game's popularity has been matched by growing prices of collectable items.

And football is not the only sport to attract a collectors market with golf, cricket, tennis and fishing antiques all in demand.

Tuesday 21st September 2004

Christie's sale of Football Memorabilia was held at South Kensington and realised strong results. Part of the sale included the Bobby Murdoch Collection which sold for a total of £49,481. The top lot of the collection was his 1968 European Cup winner's medal, which sold for £17,925. The majority of his medal collection, including this lot, was bought by Wille Haughey, the Glaswegian businessman.

The last ever Celtic shirt worn by Henrik Larsson sold for £3,346 at the same sale, while the Stewart McKimmie Collection realized £8,349, his 1984 European Supercup winner's medal fetching £1,314.

Established in 1979, the National Soccer Hall of Fame houses an extensive archive of memorabilia associated with soccer in the United States.


“Dedicated to the sport of soccer in America by celebrating its history, preserving its legacy, inspiring its youth and honoring its heroes, for generations to come.”

From april 10th until the 10th of july there is an exhibition called "feyenoord in Orange" at the Feyenoord stadium '' De Kuip" in Rotterdam, Holland

The exhibition is about feyenoord players who played in the Dutch national team for the last 80 years.

There are shown a lot of Holland shirts as you can seen on the pictures..
A dream to every holland collector, to have a collection that goes 80 years back..

The article is in dutch,but pictures say more then a thousend words

 

In a car park somewhere in the North of England a man paces up and down speaking earnestly into his mobile phone.

This is George. It's not his real name because he is an undercover investigator for British sportswear manufacturers Umbro, dedicated to defending the branded England football shirt against counterfeiters.