John Terry auctions memorabilia collection to raise £250,000 for the NHS and Make-A-Wish Foundation

Marilyn Dubinski Chelsea FC

John Terry has put 12 items from his football memorabilia collection up for auction in a bid to raise £250,000 for the NHS and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

The Aston Villa assistant manager set up a Just Giving page with the ambition of raising a quarter of a million for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the children’s charity, which reached £196,000 by 1pm on Friday.

Now the former Chelsea captain has opened an eBay auction offering match-worn pieces collected during his professional career, including a host of AC Milan legends and a shirt worn by Argentina legend Diego Maradona. 

Former Chelsea captain John Terry is attempting to raise £250,000 for charity and the NHS

Former Chelsea captain John Terry is attempting to raise £250,000 for charity and the NHS

Former Chelsea captain John Terry is attempting to raise £250,000 for charity and the NHS

The former Blues defender has auctioned his match-worn shirt from the 2015-16 season

The former Blues defender has auctioned his match-worn shirt from the 2015-16 season

The former Blues defender has auctioned his match-worn shirt from the 2015-16 season

The 39-year-old Aston Villa coach is also selling his Premier League captain's armband on eBay

The 39-year-old Aston Villa coach is also selling his Premier League captain's armband on eBay

The 39-year-old Aston Villa coach is also selling his Premier League captain’s armband on eBay

Listed shirts include the defender’s signed Blues top from the 2015-16 season, with the highest bid currently standing at £4,100. 

Other Chelsea souvenirs made available include Terry’s and Frank Lampard’s third shirts from the 2006-07 campaign, with bids in excess of £1,000 being placed for those two pieces. 

A Didier Drogba shirt has been put up for sale, as has Terry’s signed Premier League captain’s armband, and fans are fighting to get their hands on the limited edition possessions.   

Cafu's iconic No 2 shirt at AC Milan was one of a number of pieces from Italian football auctioned by Terry

Cafu's iconic No 2 shirt at AC Milan was one of a number of pieces from Italian football auctioned by Terry

As well as AC Milan, Terry also put his Wesley Sneijder Inter Milan jersey up for sale to help raise funds

As well as AC Milan, Terry also put his Wesley Sneijder Inter Milan jersey up for sale to help raise funds

Terry put Cafu’s AC Milan shirt up for sale (left) and Wesley Sneijder’s Inter Milan jersey (right)

Frank Lampard's Chelsea third shirt from the 2006-07 season is another item listed online

Frank Lampard's Chelsea third shirt from the 2006-07 season is another item listed online

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea third shirt from the 2006-07 season is another item listed online

Fans can bid to acquire Didier Drogba's Chelsea third shirt used in the 2009-10 season

Fans can bid to acquire Didier Drogba's Chelsea third shirt used in the 2009-10 season

Fans can bid to acquire Didier Drogba’s Chelsea third shirt used in the 2009-10 season

Speaking about the auction this week, Terry told Sky Sports: ‘I was sitting there being inspired by what Joe Cole was doing. I wanted to make a real difference.  

‘I’ve been an ambassador for Make-A-Wish for 15 odd years now and it’s close to my heart. 

‘I want to raise as much money as I possibly can for the NHS and Make-A-Wish. 

‘The response has been incredible, and in less than four days we’ve raised £190.000. The response of the nation has been incredible and I’m really proud of that.’

Terry’s esteemed career saw him face some of the game’s finest players, leading him to possess a remarkable collection of framed jerseys, as well as he ones he traded on the pitch and in changing rooms.   

The iconic No 10 jersey of Zvonimir Boban was included as one of the non-Premier League items listed for auction

The iconic No 10 jersey of Zvonimir Boban was included as one of the non-Premier League items listed for auction

Oliver Bierhoff's No 20 AC Milan shirt is both framed and signed and likely to be in high demand among collectors

Oliver Bierhoff's No 20 AC Milan shirt is both framed and signed and likely to be in high demand among collectors

Along with Cafu, Terry listed the framed AC Milan shirts of Oliver Bierhoff and Zvonimir Boban

Michael Owen's shirt worn against Brazil at the 2002 World Cup has been signed and framed

Michael Owen's shirt worn against Brazil at the 2002 World Cup has been signed and framed

Michael Owen’s shirt worn against Brazil at the 2002 World Cup has been signed and framed

Along with shirts from Chelsea team-mates, collectors scanning Terry’s eBay page will be enticed by two famous No 10 shirts. 

They are Diego Maradona’s signed and framed Argentina shirt and Michael Owen’s signed England top worn against Brazil at the 2002 World Cup. 

For those of an AC Milan persuasion, Cafu, Oliver Bierhoff and Zvonimir Boban jerseys are also up for auction.

All three jerseys are secured in wooden frames with Bierhoff’s No 20 jersey complete with the player’s signature.  

Terry has even listed a framed match-worn Argentina shirt signed by Diego Maradona

Terry has even listed a framed match-worn Argentina shirt signed by Diego Maradona

Terry has even listed a framed match-worn Argentina shirt signed by Diego Maradona

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