THE last Saints shirt worn by legend Matt Le Tissier has fetched thousands of pounds at auction.

A winning bid of £2,100 was enough to snap up the short-sleeved jersey, which the playmaker wore during his testimonial at St Mary's back in 2002.

It was also signed by 'Le God' himself ahead of the sale at Graham Budd Auctions in London yesterday.

The shirt surpassed expectations by attracting a top bid of £2,100.

The testimonial match, which was at the end of the club's first season in the stadium, saw an England XI take on the Saints team in front of 31,904 fans.

Kevin Keegan, Alan Ball and Peter Beardsley were among the stars who took part in the match, which ended in a 9-9 draw.

After the match Le Tissier, who scored 161 goals in 443 league appearances for the Saints and won eight England caps, said : “I have had a fantastic night and the fans gave me a reception I will remember for the rest of my life.”

The Le Tissier shirt was not the only shirt with a Saints link sold at auction, with Terry Paine’s white, long-sleeved number nineteen 1966

World Cup England shirt sold for £2,200. (£2,200).

Although Paine, who was 77 last month (March 23), did not play for England against West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final he certainly did help England win the World Cup that year, the first and so far only time England have won the World Cup.

He played for England against Mexico in the World Cup at Wembley on July 16,1966,which England won 2-0.

It was Terry Paine’s nineteenth and final appearance for England.

He then had to wait for nearly half a century before he received his World Cup winners’ medal.

Medals were eventually presented to Winchester-born Mr Paine – and ten other members of England’s 1966 World Cup –winning squad – by prime minister Gordon Brown in June 2009. Mr Paine – who made a club record 713 league appearances for Saints between 1956 and 1974 - sold his World Cup medal at Bonhams in 2011 for £27,500.