Messi gifts 35 gold iPhones to his WC-winning Argentina team and staff

By Real11 - Mar 2 2023 293 Views


World Cup Winner Lionel Messi orders 35 iPhones for his national team on winning the Qatar WC

On December 18, 2022, the Argentine team added a new star to its shield after being crowned World Cup champion in Qatar. The memorable final with France, which ended on penalties 4-2 in favour of the Argentine side, and the wild celebrations both in the Lusail Stadium and in the country are part of an indelible memory for the football fans.

35-year-old Lionel Messi was the outstanding figure of the team led by Lionel Scaloni outside the limits of the playing field in the World Cup. The man from Rosario, with fundamental interventions, guided his teammates and two months later prepared a surprise for them to entertain them after a historic feat.

PSG's star footballer met with the CEO of iDesign Gold, Ben Lyons, to guide him in a gift that breaks the mould and is not the typical watches, which are usually a common currency, to recognize his colleagues.

"He said he wanted a special gift for all the players and staff (of the team) to celebrate the incredible victory, but he did not want the usual gift of watches," the CEO summarized when referring to this initiative that further strengthens the bonds of camaraderie. along with the rest of the athletes.

Upon hearing Messi's request, Lyons, who visited the player's home in France, suggested the purchase of gold-coloured iPhones14, with several particular details that will make them unique in the market. With the approval of La Pulga, The cost of the customised iPhones is estimated to be around $6,000 each, which means that the record-holding 7-time Ballon d'Or winner spent over $175,000 on gifts for his teammates and backroom staff. Each of the teams will have its cover with a particular design: the dedication for obtaining the third star, the name of each player and the number they used on their shirts during the contest.

On his Instagram account, Lyons posted a photo with the star and added the following text: "It was an honour to deliver 35 gold iPhone 14s to Leo Messi, who will give them to his teammates and staff as a gift for winning the final of the World Cup".

On Sunday, the French league Clasico was played between Marseille and PSG, where Lionel Messi managed to score his 700th club goal after Mbappé gave the assists to the Argentine in the 29 minutes of the game. 35-year-old Messi reached 700 goals at the club level in 840 games. This goal came when PSG beat Olympique de Marseille 3-0 in the 25th French League fixture, this was Messi's 28th goal for PSG, he is now just 6 goals behind Ronaldo who leads the tally with 706 goals in 954 appearances for the club.


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