Only Scot to score in World Cup final is putting his winner’s medal up for sale
A rare, postcard-sized lunch menu for the f irst meal served on the Titanic is tipped to sell for £100,000 at an auction in Devizes, Wiltshire.
Argentina legend Jose Luis Brown’s gold d gong is expected to o fetch £ 50,000 when it goes under the hammer. er.
The defender – whose hose roots are in Leith, Edinburgh urgh – headed the opener in thee 3-2 victory over West Germany in the Azteca Stadium in 1986.
Now the 61- year- old is offloading the medal he picked up in f ront of 116,000 spectators at an auction in New York.
Brown played 36 times for his country – scoring just the one goal.
The medal – lot 68449 – goes under the hammer at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan’s Times Square on May 18. It is among a collection of 300 items of sporting memorabilia to be sold by Julien’s Auctions.
The medal features an image of the World Cup trophy on one side and the words Copa Mundial de la FIFA Mexico 1986 on the other.
Julien’s Auctions president Darren Julien said: “This area of celebrity sports memorabilia is one of the fastest growing areas of a lternat ive investment collectables – their value just keeps on growing.
“This collection of carefully chosen items of sporting memorabilia represents the dreams and ambitions of the sportsmen who captured the hearts of millions.”
Brown remains a leading figure in Argentinian football and recently coached the national under-17 side.
Experts at Hampden’s Scottish Football Museum found he is a descendant of James Brown, one of the original Scottish settlers in Argentina.
Seven brothers and a cousin, all grandchildren of James Brown, played for Argentinian clubs and six of them also played for the national team.
Brown said of his famous moment, a 23rd-minute header from a Jorge Burruchaga freekick: “I think Schumacher, the West Germany goalkeeper, was over-confident.
“Burruchaga hit it hard and well. When I saw that the keeper had come out and failed to get it, I thought, ‘ That’s it’.
“I still get emotional. To score a goal in a World Cup final is the very best thing that can happen.”
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I DID IT Jose Luis Brown holds the ball aloft after scoring his goal