The shirt worn by the Manchester United captain Charlie Roberts during the club's first F.A. Cup Final appearance when they beat Bristol City 1-0 at the Crystal Palace 24th April 1909, white long-sleeved shirt with red 'V' and cuffs, embroidered cloth badge with silkwork red rose of Lancashire, label for Pilling, Briggs & Meredith, Sports Outfitters, Manchester, & 'Cup Tie' registered trade mark label and a name tag inscribed C ROBERTS, lacking original lacing.
The 1909 FA Cup Final was played at the Crystal Palace on 24th April and was contested by Manchester United and Bristol City. Manchester United won by a single goal, scored by Sand Turnbull, midway through the first half. This was the first of United's record eleven F.A. Cup titles to the present day.
By family descent.
Sold for £30000
26 & 27 October Sporting Memorabilia
Sotheby's New Bond Street Saleroom
26 October 2015