Rangers 1972 European Cup Winners Cup shirt worn by Alfie Conn – £15,000 at McTear’s.

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Worn by midfielder Alfie Conn, it was offered at Glasgow saleroom McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) on October 14 and sold on the low estimate of £15,000 in the sporting memorabilia sale.

Rangers secured the trophy with a 3-2 victory in a packed Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona on May 24 that year.

After narrow defeats in the same competition in 1961 and 1967, it was to be third time lucky for the Ibrox side.

Midfielder Conn (b.1952) played a pivotal role in the match, as he did on so many occasions during his time at the club between 1968-74.

The jersey went from Conn to the Louden Tavern in Glasgow, where it was on display behind the bar for a number of years. It was now offered from a private collection of Rangers match-worn shirts.

Glasgow rivals

In 1970 Old Firm rivals Celtic reached the final – three years after winning the competition – but were beaten by Feyenoord of Rotterdam.

A key player was Celtic legend Jimmy Johnstone. A shirt worn by him in the semi-final against Leeds Utd was offered in the Mullock’s (20% buyer’s premium) auction in Shropshire this summer, on August 25. It made £12,500 (estimate £2500-3000).

The classic Umbro green/white hoops jersey had been consigned by a direct descendant.