Liverpool ace Terry McDermott sells off medals from glittering career

Swashbuckling former Liverpool ace Terry McDermott sells off trophies from his glittering career to help his children pay off their mortgages

  • Former Liverpool FC midfielder Terry McDermott to auction off his career medals
  • The trophy-laden star, 66, won three European Cup medals and four league titles
  • He also won a host of individual honours including 1979/80 player of the year 
  • McDermott hopes to fetch £150,000 to be shared between his three children

Former Liverpool FC ace Terry McDermott is to sell off the trophies and awards from his glittering career for £150,000 in a bid to pay off his children’s mortgages.

The former swashbuckling midfielder, who enjoyed a trophy-laden stint with Liverpool, also won 25 caps for England and landed the PFA and Football Writer’s Player of the Year awards in 1980.

The 66-year-old is parting with his three European Cup winners medals that are worth £15,000 each, four league title plaques and several individual accolades.

Former Liverpool FC ace Terry McDermott is to sell off his medals and awards from his glittering career for £150,000. The 66-year-old is parting with his three European Cup winners medals that are worth £15,000 each, four league title plaques and several individual accolades

During his time with Liverpool, McDermott became a fans’ favourite because of his attacking flair and memorable goals from midfield.

McDermott, who is still a match day ambassador at Liverpool home games at their Anfield stadium, says he is selling the mementos now as he feels it is ‘the right time’ to off-load them as he plans for the future.

It is understood he will pass on the proceeds of the sale to his three children to help them pay off their mortgages. 

The overall estimate for the collection is £150,000 which is the same current Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk earns in a week.

The mementos have been consigned for sale with London-based Graham Budd Auctions.

Auctioneer Mr Budd said: ‘The auction is a time-of-life thing for Terry. 

 The former swashbuckling midfielder, who enjoyed a trophy-laden stint with Liverpool, also won 25 caps for England and landed the PFA and Football Writer’s Player of the Year awards in 1980


During his time with Liverpool, McDermott became a fans’ favourite because of his attacking flair and memorable goals from midfield. The overall estimate for the collection is £150,000 which is the same current Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk earns in a week

‘He is planning for the future and this sale gives football fans the chance to get hold of some very valuable material.

‘It is a wonderful collection with so many medals on offer including his three European Cup winners medals and four league winners awards.

‘There is also the prestigious double of his PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers Player of the Year awards, and his Match of the Day goal of the season award for that special goal against Everton in the FA Cup semi final.



The marquee items in the sale are McDermott’s 1977, 1980 and 1981 European Cup winner’s medals which are each valued at £15,000

‘Terry has told me selling his medals will not take away his memories of those great times. He’s got to plan for the future, which is just the reality of life.’

The marquee items in the sale are McDermott’s 1977, 1980 and 1981 European Cup winner’s medals which are each valued at £15,000.

His 1976-77, 1978-79 and 1979-80 season First Division winner’s plaques are tipped to sell for £5,000, while his 1981/82 First Division winner’s plaque has an estimate of £8,000.


Football League Division One Championship winner’s medal, 1981-82. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000. McDermott’s 1981 Football League Cup winner’s medal. Estimate £2,000 – £2,500 (right)

Since he only played eight games during the 1975-76 title winning season, he was not eligible for an individual plaque.

McDermott was arguably at his peak as a player in the 1979/80 season, earning the prestigious double of the PFA Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Player of the Year.

Both of the awards are included in the sale and valued at £6,000.

McDermott was known for his spectacular goals and he received the BBC Match of the Day goal of the season trophy for 1976/77. It is tipped to sell for £1,500.

McDermott was known for his spectacular goals and he received the BBC Match of the Day goal of the season trophy for 1976/77. It is tipped to sell for £1,500

Other medals in the sale are his 1982 League Cup winner’s medal from his final season at Liverpool.

McDermott is also revered at Newcastle United where he played in the early 1970s and was assistant manager to Kevin Keegan in the mid-1990s.

The collection includes his 1974 FA Cup runners’ up medal when Newcastle lost to Liverpool who he went on to sign for.

The auction takes place on May 21. 

McDermott has two sons, Neale McDermott – who struggled to forge a career playing lower league football – as well as a daughter Rachel McDermott, close friend’s with former WAG Danielle Lloyd.

In 2016 his wife Carole successfully battled breast cancer following a bout of chemotherapy, discussed in his recent autobiography Terry Mac: Living For The Moment. 

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