Alan Ball’s 1966 World Cup Medal to sell

A 1966 FIFA World Cup Winner’s Medal, won by the footballer Alan Ball, is set to go under the hammer in a North Yorkshire saleroom with an estimate of £80,000-120,000.

Alan Ball 1966 World Cup Winners Medal Back

Also on offer will be Ball’s 1966 World Cup Final No.7 Shirt, which carries an estimate of £30,000-50,000, and his 1966 World Cup Cap, estimated at £15,000-25,000.

Alan Ball's 1966 World Cup Final Shirt

Lancashire-born mid-fielder Alan Ball was the youngest and least experienced member of the legendary 1966 World Cup winning team at just 21 years old; however, he received widespread acclaim for his energetic and passionate performance that was fundamental to the team’s victory.

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.

Ball sold his medal and cap at auction in 2005, when they were purchased by the owner of Bolton Wanderer’s, businessman and philanthropist Edwin ‘Eddie’ Davies (1946-2018).

Alan Ball's 1966 World Cup Cap

Tennants Auctioneers’ Sporting Specialist Kegan Harrison said: “The 1966 World Cup victory will always be a golden moment in English sporting history, and we are absolutely delighted and honoured to be handling 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.

The sale at Tennants Auctioneers will take place on December 9, coinciding with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.