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Unread 27-10-2010, 02:14 PM
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A World Cup medal and a European Cup medal won by Nobby Stiles have been bought for more than 200,000 by Manchester United.

The World Cup medal which Stiles won in the 1966 final against West Germany was sold for 160,000 at auction.

The 68-year-old's European Cup medal, which he won with Manchester United in 1968, also went under the hammer, fetching more than 49,000.
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The sale is being handled by Convery Auctions in Edinburgh.

It is a Scottish company which specialises in sporting memorabilia.

Mr Stiles is selling his memorabilia for the benefit of his family.

The 1966 World Cup final medal will cost the buyer 188,200 when premiums, commission and VAT are added.

The collection for sale also includes Stiles's 1966 World Cup cap and his 1968 European Cup winner's medal.

The blue Manchester United shirt he wore in the European Cup final against Benfica is also up for sale, as is Alan Ball's 1966 World Cup final shirt, which Stiles acquired from his team-mate as a swap after the match.

He was born Norbert Peter Stiles in Collyhurst, Manchester, in 1942, and was awarded the MBE in 2000 for his part in England's 4-2 victory over West Germany on 30 July 1966.

Stiles, who suffered a stroke in June, said: "It was always my intention to leave the entire collection to my children.

"But I have three sons - how do you fairly divide up this sort of collection between them?

"They have each selected some pieces they would like to keep for themselves."

The sale is taking place at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

Mr Stiles is one of only three Englishmen to have won the World Cup and European Cup but he was not rewarded in the same way as today's players.

In 1966 he and his teammates got 1,000 for winning the World Cup.

This was reduced to 650 after taxes.

Mr Stiles began playing for Manchester United in 1957 and was paid 3.25 a week.

When he signed for Middlesbrough in 1971 he was paid about 20,000 a year.

In comparison, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has signed a new contract which is reportedly worth about 28,000 per day.

Nobby Stiles's son John said he was "pleased" with the sale.

He said: "If you had walked in to my dad's house you would never have known what he had done.

"The shirts were in the loft and the medals were in the bank. Nobody ever saw them.

"So he was going to sell them sooner or later.

"But he was poorly in the summer and that speeded up the process."

Mr Stiles's son said his father, who played in a Manchester United side which included George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton, had loved his football career and was not envious of the rewards given to modern players.
Debatable whether he should have to sell them, but there you go...
Unread 27-10-2010, 02:16 PM
antonin jablonsky
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A weeks wages to Rooney they've spent on that innit, crazy world.
Unread 27-10-2010, 02:16 PM
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on ebay this time next week
Unread 27-10-2010, 02:16 PM
Albert Tatlock
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Contracts negotiated, medals bought from united heros... methinks the glazers are on a pr exercise...
Unread 27-10-2010, 02:24 PM
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Thought this was going to be about O'Shea's new 80k a week contract.
Unread 27-10-2010, 02:29 PM
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Glazer is gunna melt em down and pour the hot lava down his jap eye
Unread 27-10-2010, 02:52 PM
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In contrast Callum Best is thinking about suing his Aunt for putting Best's 1968 medal and his player of the year trophy up for sale. She was forced to do so to deal with debts left to his estate.


Last edited by bobbledinho; 27-10-2010 at 02:55 PM.
Unread 27-10-2010, 03:05 PM
waynes ear's
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ticket prices will go up next year and filling the museum with stuff will be the excuse
Unread 27-10-2010, 03:08 PM
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surely family members dont have to pay debts of the dead?
Unread 27-10-2010, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ScarFace
surely family members dont have to pay debts of the dead?
Yes, otherwise we'd all bang on for massive loans and mortgages just before we carked it
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