Sir Bobby Robson scores $239,151 auction victory for cancer charities

It has been more than two years since Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson died of cancer, aged 76. Yet the veritable legend of English and international football recently enjoyed posthumous success when a charity auction in his name raised £150,000 ($239,151) for two cancer charities.

Highlights of Sir Bobby's Breakthrough Auction included Jose Mourinho's FIFA Ballon D'Or World Coach of the Year Award Trophy sold for £26,000.

Mourinho's medal

Bonhams auctioned Jose Mourinho's
winner's medal to great fanfair back
in 2010

It starred among 146 lots, with all raised funds going to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer in memory of both the iconic footballer and manager and breast cancer campaigner Sally Balch.

The sale was devised by Gina Long of Suffolk, with support from local newspaper the East Anglian Times. All lots sold online, donated by a number of clubs in honour of Sir Bobby.

This sale isn't the first time that Real Madrid manager Mourinho - by some players and coaches as the best ever coach in football - has dazzled on the auction block.

In 2010, Bonhams auctioned one of two winner's medals thrown by Mourinho into the excited crowds at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge ground, following the team's 3-0 victory over Manchester United in the 2005-6 Premier League Final.

It sold for £16,800.

Not surprisingly, considering its mass appeal, football memorabilia items are among the most globally sought after collectibles around.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has this rare Manchester United shirt signed by Cristiano Ronaldo for sale priced at £450


As well as memorabilia linked to the 'best ever coach in football', pieces linked to the best players with the most notable records  tend to be the best buys. Examples for sale on the markets include this Manchester United shirt signed by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bearing Ronaldo's iconic 'number 7' from his time at the club, this fantastic football autograph is in excellent condition. We have it for sale priced at just £450.

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