12/07/2014 10:01 EST | Updated 02/06/2015 05:59 EST

Mario Goetze's World Cup-winning shoe fetches nearly $2.5 million at German charity gala

BERLIN - Mario Goetze's World Cup-winning left shoe has fetched a donation of 2 million euros (nearly $2.5 million) at a children's charity gala in Germany and is headed for a museum.

The Bayern Munich player scored Germany's winning goal against Argentina with his left foot during extra time in the World Cup final in July.

Goetze had offered the boot to whoever made the highest bid during an annual charity gala, "A Heart for Children," on ZDF public television Saturday night. An anonymous donor gave 2 million euros.

Germany coach Joachim Loew said the shoe will be exhibited next year at the new German Football Museum in Dortmund.