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Nobby Stiles
Manchester United have today purchased more than £250,000 worth of World Cup and European Cup memorabilia belonging to former midfielder Nobby Stiles in an auction. The club acquired a World Cup winners medal for a record-breaking £188,200, with other mementos also bought to display at the Old Trafford museum …

Nobby Stiles (MBE) made 395 appearances, scoring 19 goals for United between 1960 and 1971, winning what is now the Premier League on two occasions, in 1965 and 1967, playing a major part in the historic late 1960’s team that became the first English side to win the European Cup, claiming the title in 1968, and clinching two FA Charity Shields, in 1965 and 1967.

Stiles, now 68 years of age, was also a major part in England’s only World Cup winning side – the team of 1966. Stiles will be ever remembered for his tough tackling, but will also remebered for dancing on the Wembley pitch after winning in the World Cup Final, holding the iconic trophy in one hand, with his false teeth in the other !

The former midfielder, who also played for Middlesbrough and Preston North End, said that he could not divide his mementoes fairly between his three sons, and so placed his medals and kits on auction instead – splitting the proceeds amongst his family. He made £424,438 in total, with The Red Devils funding the majority of that figure.

“We’re delighted to have acquired these items, which possess tremendous historical significance for Manchester United and English football, and look forward to proudly displaying them in our museum.” said a Red spokesperson.

The club now has a 1966 World Cup winners medal, a 1968 European Cup winners medal, and many other valuables including a number of shirts and caps worn by Stiles throughout his 15-year professional football career to put on show in the glory-filled Old Trafford museum. The total amount spent by the club during the event was over £250,000, snapping up a large part of the 45 lots put on sale…
Nobby Stiles
Nobby Stiles pictured with his Manchester United and England mementoes



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