FA Cup finalist's tracksuit sold at auction

Leicester tracksuitImage source, Gildings Auctioneers
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The tracksuit top was worn by Bobby Roberts before the 1969 FA Cup final

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A tracksuit top worn before the 1969 FA Cup final has sold for £600 at an auction.

The white cotton Umbro tracksuit was worn by Leicester City's Scottish midfielder Bobby Roberts before the Foxes lost 1-0 to Manchester City.

That final was Leicester's fourth defeat at the last hurdle, and until they finally won the tournament last year they had been to the most finals without winning the cup.

The tracksuit was sold at Market Harborough-based Gildings Auctioneers on 8 November and bought by a bidder from Warwickshire.

Roberts made 230 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 25 goals between 1963 and 1970.

He also played for Motherwell, Mansfield Town and Coventry City, before pursuing a career in coaching and scouting at several clubs.

"The fierce bidding this rare tracksuit top attracted shows the high value collectors place on memorabilia from Leicester City's long and chequered history," memorabilia specialist Andrew Smith said.