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Meet Messi and Neymar, visit Russia with AVB, own Fergie’s sketchbook or Jose Mourinho’s shirt, see Cristiano Ronaldo at the Ballon d’Or, watch 2016 CL final or Euros … and more


By Sportingintelligence

20 November 2015

Few figures in world football are as widely respected as the late England manager, Bobby Robson, and testament to his enduring popularity is the fact that so many stars of the modern game continue to contribute to fund-raising in his memory.

This year’s edition of the Sir Bobby Auction provides you with a chance to bid for money-can’t-buy prizes ranging from a training session with Barcelona – Messi (scoring a wondergoal in May, below), Suarez, Neymar et al – to a once-in-a-lifetime Russian football experience courtesy of Andre Villas-Boas to brilliant seats at next year’s Champions League final in Milan or Euro 2016 in France. See below for more sporting lots.

‘Sir Bobby is a true legend of the game – a great man, a great manager and a real gentleman. I often think of him and the inspiration he gave me not only at Porto but throughout his life,’ says Villas-Boas.

‘The fact that so many fellow managers and people around the world are supporting this campaign speaks more about his legacy than I ever could.’

AVB’s donation to this year’s auction is a trip to St Petersburg, hosted by him, to see what makes Zenit tick while you enjoy the splendour of the imperial capital of Russia.

The auction started on 14 November and runs to 29 November with proceeds going towards the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and other charities. You can see all the brilliant available lots here, where you can also register and place your bid.

There is memorabilia donated by some of the most famous names in football from Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho to Wayne Rooney, from Barcelona and Arsenal, to Manchester City, Manchester United, Ipswich Town, Newcastle United and PSV Eindhoven.

Ipswich Town defender Kevin Beattie, once described by Sir Bobby as one of the best players he had ever managed, has donated his England cap from the 5-0 win over Cyprus in 1975.

The auction boasts a host of match day experiences at Premier League giants while you can also experience what it takes to work in the media at Newcastle, have lunch with Ledley King, meet up with Rangers boss Mark Warburton just hours before his team pay at Ibrox or Neil Harris is inviting you to become a ‘footballer for the day’ with Millwall.

But it is not just football that is well represented in this year’s Sir Bobby’s Online Auction, which has raised more than £700,000 since its inception four years ago, with a host of auction items from the world of sport, celebrity and lifestyle.

A selection of the lots available (click to be taken to a detailed description and how to bid):

Sir Alex Ferguson Champions League winners sketchbook

Play at St George’s Park in the talkSPORT football tournament

Be a guests of Barcelona, watching Messi & Co train then take in a game at the Nou Camp

Go behind the scenes at Sky Soccer Saturday

VIP NFL Game day and sideline experience

UEFA Champions League Final Tickets

Matchday media experience at Newcastle United

Two exclusive tickets to the Fifa Ballon d’Or

Watch Tottenham train, lunch with Ledley King and own rare history of Spurs

Two tickets to next summer’s European Championships and overnight stay in Paris

A commemorative England shirt personally signed by Wayne Rooney

PSV Eindhoven matchday hospitality experience

VIP tickets for the World Championship snooker final

A talkSPORT behind-the-scenes experience with Alan Brazil

Signed Jose Mourinho champions shirt with ‘Special 1’ on the back

Incredible Russian football experience courtesy of Andre Villas Boas

Kevin Beattie’s England cap from 5-0 win over Cyprus in 1975

Two exclusive tickets to the PFA awards dinner

Original abstract painting depicting the All Blacks’ Haka

Ipswich Town matchday hospitality package

A team in the Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Classic

VIP tickets for the World Darts Championships

Leicester Tigers VIP matchday experience

Exclusive coaching session with LMA Ambassador

Meet Rangers boss Mark Warburton pre-match

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