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Marius ZALIUKAS: match worn shirt auction in aid of MND Scotland

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He was our Captain. Our leader. Our legend. 

But he was also a cherished son, a much loved husband, and a doting father.

We will never forget his awe at the sight of the Scottish Cup bedecked in maroon and white ribbons. Nor will we forget his smile, his sense of humour, and his kindness. Marius taught us that dreams can come true.

And so as we mourn the loss of Marius Žaliūkas, Big Hearts today launches a unique auction. Every penny raised will go to MND Scotland.


A few days ago, we received an anonymous donation of the match shirt Marius wore on Saturday 10 November 2012.

Hearts had commissioned a unique one-off shirt to mark Remembrance Day, featuring an original Heart of Midlothian FC crest. For many Jambos, that weekend is always the most poignant in the Hearts’ calendar.

It was also Marius Žaliūkas 29th birthday.

And he scored the equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

In stoppage time.

Captain fantastic, indeed.


Today we open a silent auction for that match worn shirt. 

The minimum bid is set at £500.

The auction will close at 4.45pm on 10 November – eight years to the moment Marius netted in Inverness, on what should have been his 37th birthday.


To place your bid:

Please email communications@bighearts.org.uk with:

  • Your name
  • Postal address
  • Contact phone number
  • Your best bid (£)


The winning bidder will be contacted after the closing time, for immediate payment. Please read the auction terms & conditions before placing your bid, thank you.

From everyone at Big Hearts, we send our love and deepest condolences to Marius’ family at this heartbreaking time.

We will never forget him. 



Auction T&Cs:
– Bidders must be at least 18 years old.
– You can place as many bids as you wish.
– Match worn shirt provided with certificate of authenticity.
– This can be shipped to you or collected at the Stadium.
– The data you provide when placing your bid will not be shared to third parties or used by Big Hearts for any other purposes.
– This auction is hosted by Big Hearts with proceeds going to MND Scotland, the leading charity providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease. 



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