Messi spent 6.43 million to buy 35 gold-plated iPhones to send to his Argentine teammates. (Picture / flip from IDesign Gold fan special)
Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi led Argentina to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In order to comfort his teammates who fought hard together, he spent 175,000 pounds, about NT$6.43 million, to build 35 24K gold iPhones For the whole team, in addition to engraving the words of World Football Champion, the names and back numbers of teammates are also engraved, which can be regarded as the most valuable souvenir.
From the photos on the social platform, one after another, the glittering and 24K gold-plated iPhones are the “best souvenirs” that Messi wants to give to his comrades participating in the World Cup in Qatar! Ben Lyons, CEO of the iPhone accessory design brand “iDesign Gold”, disclosed the true face of these Messi gifts on his official Facebook earlier.
According to him, the design of this commemorative iPhone 14 pro was discussed and completed by Messi and him. “Messi hopes to make something special to celebrate and thank this moment that makes him the proudest.” The newspaper reported that Messi approached “iDesign Gold” to engrave each mobile phone with the team member’s name, number and Argentina team logo, and plated it with 24-carat gold to comfort his teammates.
“iDesign Gold” is a well-known design company, including French star Kylian Mbappe and American socialite Paris Hilton. It is estimated that Messi will spend up to 5,053 pounds for each mobile phone, about NT$ 186,061 yuan, because it is exquisite gold-plated, far exceeding the retail price of 886 pounds, about NT$32,624. The 35 golden iPhones have been sent to Messi’s mansion in Paris, but not yet to his teammates.