Oxford United FC Player of the Year trophy presented to Dave Langan in season 1984-85, in the form of a smoky glass plaque, chipped to the top left hand corner, with bull motif and inscribed OXFORD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, PLAYER OF TGHE YEAR, PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA, set on a wooden base mounted with three plaques inscribed 1984-85 DAVID LANGAN, 1982-83 TREVOR HEBBERD, and with the 1983-84 plaque never engraved, 27 by 28cm., 10 1/2 by 11in.

Sold for £80

A trophy presented by the Football Association of Ireland to Dave Langan in 1987, in the form of a Connemara marble shamrock & plinth set with a plaque inscribed THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND, DUBLIN 1987, PRESENTED TO DAVE LANGAN BY THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND IN APPRECIATION OF SERVICES RENDERED IN INTERNATIONAL MATCHES FOR THE ASSOCIATION, height 36cm., 14in.; sold together with a 'golden cap', inscribed FAI, D.LANGAN.

Sold for £650

A silver salver presented to George Hardwick by Jules Rimet on the occasion of the Great Britain v Europe match at Hampden Park 10th May 1947, by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, hallmarked, London, 1909, inscribed GREAT BRITAIN V EUROPE, HAMPDEN PARK, GLASGOW, MAY 10TH 1947, PRESENTED BY JULES RIMET, PRESIDENT FIFA, TO GEORGE HARDWICK, CAPTAIN OF THE GREAT BRITAIN TEAM IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE 'MATCH OF THE CENTURY', engraved with the signatures of all the players from both sides and also the GB manager Walter Winterbottom, trainer Hughie Shaw, the referee and his two linesmen, diameter 25.5cm., 10in; sold with a key for identification of the signatures; the lot also including a signed photograph of Hardwick shaking hands with the opposing captain before kick off.

Provenance: Auction of the George Hardwick Collection at Mullock Madeley Auctioneers.

A cast brass replica of the Jules Rimet Trophy circa 1970, a well modelled, heavy replica, the black marble plinth set with plaques engraved with names of the winning nations from 1930 to 1970, the winged figure 23cm., 9in. high., overall height 32cm., 12 /12in. high., in fitted carrying case; sold with a photograph of the trophy in a church in Uruguania, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, where it had been given so that visitors could have their photograph taken and make a donation for ongoing repairs.

Estimate: £1500-2000

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