Argentine star Lionel Messi, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, has spent around $6 million on gifts he sent to his teammates for Argentina’s 2022 World Cup-winning team in Qatar, in addition to the coaching staff.
The gift was a 24-karat gold-plated iPhone 14 Pro Max mobile phone, and each phone cost about $162,000.
Each phone was marked with the player’s name and number, and engraved with the logo of the Argentina national team.
Of the gift idea, Ben Lyons, CEO of I Design Gold, says: “Messi contacted us two months after the World Cup final and asked us to come up with a unique gift idea for him.”
And he continued: “Messi told us that I don’t want ordinary watches, I want something special for the players and the technical and administrative staff, so we proposed to him the idea of gold devices with names engraved on them, so he liked the idea.”
Lionel Messi led his country to World Cup victory for the first time since 1986 at the expense of his French counterpart, beating him 4-2 on penalties in the final that brought them together on Sunday 18 December. , 2022, Lusail Stadium.