Pelé's last Brazil shirt sells for 30,000 euros in Italy
MILAN: the jersey worn by the Brazilian football legend Pelé During his last match for the five-time world champions he sold for 30,000 euros ($ 33,000) at an auction in Italy.
The three-time World Cup winner wore the shirt in a friendly against Yugoslavia at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in July 1971, the last time he played for Brazil.
Pelé, 79, considered as among the greatest footballers of all-time, scored 77 goals for Brazil in 92 appearances.
The shirt was the highlight of the items that went under the hammer at the Bolaffi auction house in Turin on Thursday.
Other sporting memories included the yellow jersey that won the Italian cycling star Fausto Coppi on his way to victory in the Tour de France in 1952, which sold for 25,000 euros.
A rare blue Juventus shirt worn by Italian defender Luciano Spinosi in the 1971 UEFA Cup final sold for 9,400 euros.
Another shirt worn by the Argentine legend Diego Maradona during his time playing for Napoli in the 1989-90 season he sold for 7,500 euros.
A bat used by the great American basketball player Michael Jordan during his brief incursion in baseball reached 425 euros.