Press release

Football by number plates...

With all football fans’ eyes turning towards Brazil, DVLA has today revealed the top ten football number plates that they have sold.

Number plates

Topping the table is WE57 HAM with their fellow London team AR53 NAL joint second with HU11 CTY. EN61 AND finished mid-table in seventh place and PRE 570N prop up the table in tenth.

Top 10 football number plates

Number plate Price Date sold
WE57 HAM £57,000 Oct 2007
AR53 NAL £36,000 Oct 2004
HU11 CTY £36,000 Mar 2013
V1 LLA £35,000 Nov 2000
ALB 10N £19,000 Mar 1990
DER 8Y £14,500 May 2003
EN61 AND £12,000 July 2012
S41 NTS £11,500 Mar 2003
UTD 80Y £10,000 May 2011
PRE 570N £9,400 May 2003

Since DVLA started selling personalised registrations 25 years ago £2 billion has been raised for HM Treasury.

Roads Minister, Stephen Hammond said:

Many football fans want to show their support for their team in all aspects of their life, and displaying a number plate that links them to their club is a fun way to do this. As a lifelong fan of Southampton I’ll be watching England’s games with pride.

While these numbers have already been sold, there are a host of World Cup numbers available to buy from DVLA from £399.


Notes to editors

  1. The most expensive number plate ever sold by DVLA was 1 D which sold for £352,411 in 2009.

  2. It is illegal to misrepresent a vehicle registration on a number plate. The rules governing their correct display can be found in the displaying number plates guide.

  3. A number plate cannot be used to make a vehicle appear younger than it is.

  4. In addition to those on sale via the website, a selection of registrations may be sold at future DVLA auctions.

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Published 9 June 2014
Last updated 9 June 2014 + show all updates
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