The I.S.A. Collection

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FIFA World Cup Winner Medal Up For Auction

The 1950 FIFA World Cup winner's medal awarded to Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925-2002) was put to auction recently. The solid gold medal with ring suspension was given to the Uruguay squad members for defeating host Brazil in the 1950 World Cup final. It was offered on Ebay, the online auction site.

In addition to the FIFA medal, the auction contained several key items reflecting Schiaffino's duel international appearances - 20 caps for Uruguay and 4 for his adopted Italy.

The collection includes awards from his successful club career with CA Penarol before transferring to Italian giants AC Milan and later AS Roma.


The lot, which also included a commemorative Rolex watch engraved for services with Roma, did not meet the minimum bid of $150,000 USD or the "buy it now" option of $200,000 USD.

1 comment:

  1. Hello I have a medal from the 1950 cup, medal identical to Juan Schiaffino. This has the following description on the back. Jules Rimet BRAZIL COUPE 1950.
    A joaleiro analyzed the medal and told me the same and 24 k gold, g. more identifier not know if it was a copy or the original. I would like to have contact with some collector derepente to pass it. Thank you, Daniele.

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