Football champion in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar a year agomessi(Lionel Messi) led Argentina to defeat France and win the championship, fulfilling the years-old dream of the “greatest player in history”. This is undoubtedly the most exciting and inspiring moment in the history of world sport. Sotheby’s announced last nightauctionThe Argentina team jersey worn by the great football king in major matches in Qatar is estimated to be worth more than US$10 million, and is expected to become the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia in the history of the auction.
This set of blue and white jerseys contains a total of six pieces. This is the jersey worn by Argentina captain Messi in the final, semi-final, first part of the Top 8 and Top 16 as well as two matches. Three group matches. It will be auctioned in a special event from November 30 to December 14.soccerThe auction record for sports memorabilia is Maradona’s “Hand of God” jersey, which was sold for US$9.3 million at Sotheby’s in London in May 2022.
Argentina faced France in the final. Four years ago, in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the French team defeated Argentina and finally won the title. The rematch lasted 90 minutes of regular time, overtime and 12-yard shots. Experts and fans alike called it the greatest football game in history. When the score reaches 3:3, both sides have to shoot at each other from a distance of 12 yards to win. Messi opened the scoring for Argentina and his teammate Gonzalo Montiel eventually scored the winning goal. Argentina eventually won the championship. Messi fell to his knees in joy and excitement.
Messi recalled after the game: “I have dreamed of it many times. I want to win the championship so much that I still can’t believe it.” For more than 20 years, Messi has not been able to win the World Cup he desired. The win added one final honor to the trophy cabinet of one of the greatest players of all time.
This set of jerseys comes from American technology start-up AC Memento, which not only provides sports mobile applications, but also works with well-known athletes to help them manage their collections of game-worn memorabilia. Can get help. A portion of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the UNICAS project, led by the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital in Spain and supported by the Metz Charitable Foundation, to provide medical services for children with rare diseases. This is another project that follows the Foundation’s partnership with the SJD Barcelona Pediatric Cancer Centre, which treats 400 children with cancer every year.
The jersey set to be auctioned will be on display free of charge to the public at Sotheby’s New York from November 30 to December 14.