The football jersey worn during Scotland’s celebrated 3-2 victory over England, the victorious World Cup team, at Wembley in 1967, is expected to secure an estimated £10,000 at an auction scheduled for the coming month.

Playing in the position of a left-back, Eddie McCreadie was a key contributor to Scotland’s win over England, which marked the latter’s first defeat since they won the Jules Rimet trophy at the same venue the previous year. Following the conclusion of this momentous match, Eddie exchanged his jersey with England’s Geoff Hurst, a World Cup champion. This exchange, witnessed by scores of fans, marked Scotland as the unofficial new world champions.

Eddie’s jersey is set to be auctioned at the Trades Hall in Glasgow, as well as online, on April 10th. The No3 jersey, which includes a photo of Hurst consoling his teammates on the pitch, is projected to fetch an estimated £7000 to £10,000.

According to David Convery, leading the sports memorabilia department at Graham Budd Auctions, the group managing the sale of the jersey: “Eddie McCreadie donned this jersey during the historic triumph over England at Wembley in 1967. England had previously enjoyed a 19-game unbeaten streak, including their World Cup win the previous year, and were considered favorites.” He further adds that it was one of Scotland’s greatest wins ever.

“McCreadie was among the handful of players to swap shirts right at the end of the match when he exchanged it with Sir Geoff Hurst. There’s a classic photo of Hurst wearing the shirt afterward. This shirt would be a prized possession in any collection, but for a Scotland supporter, it’s a chance to possess a tangible piece of one of Scotland football’s most memorable victories.

Moreover, there’s already a rapidly growing interest in it.”

Eddie, a Glasgow-born footballer who has won 23 caps for Scotland, embarked on his footballing journey with Drumchapel, a local amateur team before progressing to Clydebank Juniors and then East Stirlingshire. He was signed by Chelsea for £5000 in 1962 after being noticed by their Scottish manager Tommy Docherty while scouting another player.

With 410 caps to his name while playing for Chelsea, Eddie achieved League Cup and FA Cup victories with the team. However, he’s best remembered for his contribution in the Scottish team that defeated England on their home ground on April 15, 1967, in Glasgow.

The memorable match that Scotland won was part of the Home International series that also doubled as a Euros qualifier. The winning goals were scored by Denis Law, Jim McCalliog, and Bobby Lennox. The victory at Wembley remains etched in memory for Jim Baxter’s exceptional keepy-uppy performance, a feat that has since become a significant moment in Scottish football history.

After concluding his active playing career in the US in 1979, Eddie embarked on a management journey where he managed Memphis Rogues and the Cleveland Force until 1985. The 83-year-old football legend now resides in Tennessee.

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