Signed World Cup legends memorabilia on offer in charity auction

Pele is regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time Picture: EACH

Pele is regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time Picture: EACH - Credit: Archant

As the World Cup creeps towards the closing stages, a children's charity is auctioning memorabilia signed by some of the greats to have graced the tournament down the years.

Gordon Banks' save from Pele's header has become iconic Picture: EACH

Gordon Banks' save from Pele's header has become iconic Picture: EACH - Credit: Archant

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) is hoping the auction will help boost their funds and support their continued work helping children with life-threatening conditions.

Among the items up for sale is a photo of one of the greatest players of all time, signed by the man himself - Brazil's legendary number 10, Pelé.

EACH also has a photo of the iconic save pulled off by England goalkeeper Gordon Banks against the Brazil legend, signed by the heroic shot-stopper.

For big Banks fans the charity also has a yellow England goalkeeper jersey signed by the man.

An England goalkeeper jersey signed by Gordon Banks Picture: EACH

An England goalkeeper jersey signed by Gordon Banks Picture: EACH - Credit: Archant

Former Dutch goal-scoring virtuoso Patrick Kluivert's signed Barcelona shirt is also up for grabs.

The auction is being held online at www.sellebrity.org.uk/live-auctions and closes at 7pm on Thursday.

A Barcelona shirt signed by Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert Picture: EACH

A Barcelona shirt signed by Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert Picture: EACH - Credit: Archant

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