Following on from Argentina’s historic soccer World Cup win in Qatar, Lionel Messi has purchased 35 24K gold iPhone 14 Pros for his teammates and staff.
The iPhones, created by custom iPhone designer, iDesign Gold, are encapsulated in 24K gold enclosures with the Argentina national football team emblem alongside each individual player’s name and number.
The order, for 35 devices looks to have cost Messi somewhere in the region of $160,000 just months away from the reveal of Apple’s new best iPhone, the iPhone 15.
Argentina won the 2022 men’s soccer World Cup in December, after defeating France on penalties following a 3-3 tie in overtime.
Messi received the Golden Ball award in Qatar as the best player in the tournament.
This historic win was the first World Cup victory for who many believe is the greatest soccer player of all time.
The owner of iDesign Gold, Ben Lyons, hand-delivered the set of iPhones to Messi, who recently won Best Men’s Player at The Best FIFA Football Awards.
iDesign Gold is no stranger to creating custom gold iPhones for famous soccer players with PSG’s Kylian Mbappé and Neymar just some of its famous clientele.