George Cohen’s World Cup winning shirt went under the hammer for a massive £38,000 today.

The top, worn by Cohen during the World Cup final in 1966, was part of a Sports Memorabilia auction at Christie’s in London.

The historic shirt sold for almost twice its estimated value of between £15,000 and £20,000.

The star for both Fulham and England swapped his shirt with West German winger Lothar Emmerich after the historic match.

Emmerich’s family have owned the shirt with the famous three lions crest ever since.

The price tag didn’t quite match the world record for a football shirt, set by Pele’s top from the 1970 World Cup final when it sold for £157,750 in 2002.

Cohen played in all six of England’s matches in the 1966 World Cup, won 37 caps for England, and was one of five members of the team to receive an MBE in 2000.

He also made 459 appearances for Fulham before retiring through injury aged 29.

His shirt was one of around 200 items up for auction at Christie’s today, including cricket, boxing, tennis and golf memorabilia.