Auction ended on November 12th, 2008
752: Nat Lofthouse's white England No.9 shirt worn in t
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Nat Lofthouse's white England No.9 shirt worn in the match v Switzerland played at the Hardturm in Zurich 28th May 1952, by St. Blaize, white cotton, embroidered three lions badge inscribed V SWITZERLAND 1951-52, the reverse embroidered with a black cloth No.9 England won this match 3-0 with the great Nat Lofthouse scoring two of the goals in the 51st and 89th minutes. This feat continued Lofthouse's great run of form on the continental tour. The previous game against Austria on 25th May has become synonymous with the Bolton Wanderers centre-forward. He again scored two of England's three goals in the 3-2 win to earn his famous sobriquet the 'Lion of Vienna.' This shirt was acquired in the 1950s by the uncle of the present vendor who was a personal friend of the Manchester City and Welsh international Roy Paul and who secured the shirt by request.
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