Another item from our collection on loan to the National Football Museum in Manchester, this is the ball used in the second half of the 1930 World Cup final.
The first World Cup final saw Argentina and Uruguay fail to agree on which ball they should use, so Argentina’s ball was used in the opening half, and Uruguay’s in the second.
Uruguay were losing 2 – 1 at half time, but scored 3 times in the 2nd half to claim a famous 4 – 2 victory to become the first ever World Cup winners.
After the match the ball was taken by False 9 Juan Peregin Anselmo, and we eventually purchased it at auction.
As with Pelé’s debut shirt from 1958 World Cup, the museum have made this item available to view online if you can’t get to Manchester to see it in person!
You can view the ball close up here.