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Ivor Allchurch's No.10 jersey worn in Wales's first-ever match at a World Cup Finals tournament v Hungary at Jernvallen Stadium, Sandviken, Sweden, 8th June 1958, short-sleeved.

Worn by the Swansea Town inside-forward Ivor Allchurch in the historic match for Welsh football. The game against the previous World Cup runners-up Hungary ended as a 1-1 draw with John Charles scoring Wales's first World Cup goal.

The World Cup shirts worn by Wales did not carry any details of the opponents above the badge or details of the competition. Allchurch kept the opening match shirt as a souvenir and in fact regularly wore it as a leisure shirt in later years.

Ivor Allchurch (1929-1997) played in 68 international matches for Wales between 1950 and 1966, scoring 23 goals. After the 1958 World Cup he moved to Newcastle United and then in 1962 to Cardiff City before finishing his playing career back at Swansea Town, retiring in 1968.

Sold for £3800

26 & 27 October Sporting Memorabilia
Sotheby's New Bond Street Saleroom
26 October 2015


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