Messi’s Qatar World Cup uniform sold for 10 billion won… More expensive than Maradona
Lionel Messi’s 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup uniform is sold for a whopping $7.8 million (about 10 billion won).
According to the BBC, the six uniforms that Messi wore at the last World Cup in Qatar were put up for auction. Messi played a total of seven games while winning the last World Cup in Qatar, and he decided to sell six jerseys, excluding the one he changed with his opponent during the game against Australia, at this auction to help neighbors in need.
This uniform was sold for a whopping $7.8 million. For reference, the jersey of Argentina’s legendary player Diego Maradona when he scored the famous “handball goal” against England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 FIFA Mexico World Cup was sold at auction for 7.1 million pounds (about 9.1 billion won). . Messi’s uniform was sold for about 1 billion won more expensive than it was back then.
Meanwhile, Messi’s profits from this auction will be donated to a medical institution in Barcelona through the Leo Messi Foundation 안전놀이터.