FA Cup shirt auction reaches £4,000

BIDS for FA Cup winner Roger Osborne's prized Ipswich Town shirt have reached £4,000.Osborne, 53, is auctioning the shirt he wore when he scored the winning goal against Arsenal in the 1978 FA Cup final in aid of breast cancer charity Breakthrough.

BIDS for FA Cup winner Roger Osborne's prized Ipswich Town shirt have reached £4,000.

Osborne, 53, is auctioning the shirt he wore when he scored the winning goal against Arsenal in the 1978 FA Cup final in aid of breast cancer charity Breakthrough.

Supporters hoping to secure the shirt have upped the stakes to £4,000 and bidding goes on until the end of the month.

For 26 years since the 1-0 cup success it has hung in the club's boardroom as a reminder of that glorious afternoon.


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But now the former Blues star, who still lives in the town and manages Rushmere Sports Club, has decided to sell off the shirt for a good cause.

"The ladies from Breakthrough sent me a letter asking if there was anything I could donate," said Osborne.

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"This seemed like a good idea. I think they were a bit surprised I would like to think my shirt could do some good."

He said he was staggered his shirt was worth so much. "I hadn't ever really given it a thought. Because it was mine I didn't really think it was worth much.

"I suppose it is unique really. It's only ever been worn once."

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