Michael Jordan's Dream Team jersey from the 1992 Olympics has been auctioned off for six figures ©Getty Images

Basketball icon Michael Jordan's "Dream Team" jersey from the Barcelona 1992 Olympics has been auctioned off for a second time, on the night of the premiere for documentary series The Last Dance.

Selling for $216,000 (£176,000/€199,000) by Robert Edward Auctions, the vest was worn by Jordan during the United States' gold medal winning campaign which saw them romp to a 117-85 victory in the final against Croatia.

Jordan's jersey is signed as "Best wishes/Michael Jordan" and was originally purchased in September 1992 for $17,500 (£14,200/€16,100).

The money then went to The Michael Jordan Foundation, with the most recent purchase coming with the original auction invoice.

The "Dream Team" gets its name due to the number of stars in the American line-up, including Jordan's fellow basketball legends Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley.

It is often regarded as the greatest collection of basketball players on the planet.

Michael Jordan's 1992 Olympic jersey complete with autograph ©Robert Edward Auctions
Michael Jordan's 1992 Olympic jersey complete with autograph ©Robert Edward Auctions

Jordan first won gold at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics when his team won comprehensively in the final against in a 96-65 victory.

Released on Netflix as an ESPN original, The Last Dance details the 1997-1998 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) which was Jordan's last year with the Chicago Bulls.

Jordan is often regarded as the greatest basketball player in history with six NBA titles with the Bulls to his name with two sets of three-in-a-row from 1991-1993 and in his second spell with the team from 1996-1998.

In all of those finals, he was also named Most Valuable Player, with his six accolades being an NBA record.

He also holds the record for Most Valuable Player of the Season awards with five to his name.

In all but one season, 2001 where he was on the injured list, he was named an NBA All-Star and was also named Rookie of the Year in his debut season in 1985.

He was the NBA scoring champion for 10 of his 15 seasons too and due to his fame has become influential in the shoe business with his widely popular Air Jordan series.

Online auction site eBay has released statistics on Jordan memorabilia being sold on their website and, with the announcement of the documentary, searches for autographed basketballs increased by more than 51 per cent.

Jordan's 1984-1985 Star Company XRC rookie card also saw a surge of more than 60 per cent.

Over the past five years, 146 pieces of merchandise related to Jordan have been sold every hour on the site, with more than 17.2 million items changing hands on eBay in the last 10 years.

The most expensive Jordan card to sell on eBay was the 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Green Michael Jordan, one of just 10 made, which sold for $350,100 (£284,504/€323,000).

In 2019 alone, Jordan, a double Olympic champion and six-time NBA winner, outsold current star LeBron James by 500 per cent in merchandise.