George Best's 1968 European Cup Winner's medal scores £156,000

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2015-06-26 12:05:34

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George Best's 1968 European Cup Winner's medal scores 156,000

It was from the day Manchester United became the first English team to win the European Cup...

The 1968 European Cup winner's medal awarded to the legendary Northern Irish football player, George Best (1946-2005), sold for a staggering 156,000 today (20 October) at Bonhams, Chester, UK.

Best's medal auctioned as part of Bonhams' Sporting Memorabilia sale, with a pre-sale estimate of 90,000 - 120,000.

The medal was presented following Manchester United's 4-1 victory over Benfica, Portugal in '68, when Manchester United became the first English team to win the European Cup.

George Best's medal from Manchester United's 4-1 victory over Benfica

It was among 13 awards presented to George Best during his illustrious football career, all of which were put up for auction at Bonhams by the Executors of Best's estate.

The proceeds from the sale of the items, which totalled an impressive 200,000, will go to Best's sister, Barbara McNally.

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