Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi has commissioned gold iPhones for every member of his team and support staff who were part of the historic win over France in the final in Qatar.
According to a report, the 24-carat devices, worth £175,000 (Approx Rs 1.73 crore), have the players’ names, numbers and the Argentinian logo engraved on them. Messi had them delivered to his Parisian apartment on Saturday.
“Lionel wanted to do something special and blingy to celebrate his proudest moment. He got in touch with entrepreneur Ben Lyons and they came up with the design together,” the report said, quoting a source. The report also quoted Ben, CEO of iDesign Gold, “Lionel is not only the GOAT (greatest of all times) but he’s one of IDESIGN GOLD’s most loyal customers and got in touch with us a couple of months after the World Cup final. He said he wanted a special gift for all the players and staff to celebrate the amazing win but didn’t want the usual gift of watches. So, I suggested gold iPhones inscribed with their names and he loved the idea.”
Argentina won their third world cup title defeating France 4-2 in penalties and captain Lionel Messi won his first World Cup trophy.