By Chris Wright
Germany coach and former 1970s catalogue model Joachim Loew has seen his lucky blue cashmere sweater sold to retail magnates Galeria Kaufhof for a cool €1 million on behalf of a children’s charity (the deal actually took place last year) and, in turn, the sweat-stained pull-over has now been donated to the DfB’s new German football museum, which is set to open in Dortmund at some point in 2014.
Jogi told Bild:
“I hope that the pullover will have a worthy place in the museum and will be well looked after. Maybe I will still need it to bring me luck in other tournaments.”
“Look over him well, so he gets no moth holes. Maybe we can still use it – at the World Cup 2018 in the cold of Russia!”
A little strange perhaps to refer to an item of clothing as ‘him’, but hey-ho – it almost single-handedly pulled him and his Mannschaft (oo-er missus!) through to the latter stages of a World Cup, so who the ruddy heck are we to argue?