Aug
31
2008
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Luis Figo

A shirt worn by Portuguese footballer Luis Figo was auctioned for 100,000 euros in Romania in May. Gigi Becali, President of Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest, secured himself Figo’s shirt with the number 7 on the back before a charity match between a “Figo and friends” select team and a Romanian all-star XI. Other stars’ shirts were also auctioned. The shirts of former Romanian internationals Gheorghe Hagi and Gheorghe Popescu sold for 60,000 and 50,000 euros respectively, while tops worn by their compatriots Mircea Lucescu and Adrian Illie went for 30,000 and 22,000 euros. A respectable 10,000 and 9,000 euros were also raised through the sale of shirts worn by Portugal’s Rui Costa and Pauleta. The proceeds from the auction of 30 famous footballers’ shirts raised almost 500,000 euros and will be used to help children in need.