The captain of the Argentine team, Lionel Messi, gave all the members of the team an iPhone 14 Pro with cases made of 24-carat gold. They were presented as a token of appreciation to the players for winning the FIFA World Cup, which was held in Qatar in 2022. Argentina beat France in the final match, which was decided by a penalty kick. Hypebeast writes about it.
Messi ordered phones from iDesign Gold. 35 phones cost him 210 thousand dollars (that’s about 15.8 million rubles).
Each iPhone is personalized, engraved with the name and number of the player, the shield of the Argentine soccer team, and topped with the inscription “World Cup Champions 2022”.
“He said he wanted to make a special gift for all the players and staff to celebrate an amazing victory, but he didn’t want anything conventional like a watch, so I suggested gold iPhones with their names on them and he loved the idea,” he said. iDesign CEO Gold Ben Lyons.
Qatar’s World Cup victory was Argentina’s first since 1986 and the first for Messi, who became the tournament’s best player and received the Ballon d’Or.
Lionel Messi has been named FIFA Player of the Year 2022 by FIFA. Also on this list were his clubmate Kylian Mbappé and Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema.