March 27, 2023
Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000

Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000

Posted March 4, 2023 at 11:23pm by iClarified · 5507 views
Argentinian football star Lionel Messi has gifted his 2022 Fifa World Cup winning team and staff with 35 gold iPhones worth $211,000, reports The Sun.

A source told the site that, "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."

Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000


Each iPhone was engraved with the player's name, number, and the Argentinian logo.

Lyons, CEO of iDesign Gold, said, "Lionel is not only the Goat 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."

The Sun reports that Messi spent £175,000 on the gold iPhones; however, subsequent reports say that the phones were actually paid for by someone else, likely Patrick Group and iDesign Gold, whose logos are also engraved on the device.

Check out some photos below...



Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000

Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000

Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000

Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000

Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000

Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000

Lionel Messi Gifts 35 Gold iPhones to World Cup Winning Team Worth $211,000
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carreira.helder@gmail.com - March 5, 2023 at 1:28pm
Shouldn’t the phone have all 35 names, and the words Thank you in bolt signed by Messi. It looks like a stupid message.
GadgetRevue
GadgetRevue - March 4, 2023 at 11:33pm
LOL the wireless charging will no longer work and the coverage is now up to 20 feet from the tower.
onereader
onereader - March 5, 2023 at 5:49am
Those iPhones are collectable, do you really think they go out and ruin that signature?!
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