Sotheby’s is set to auction off six game-worn jerseys of Lionel Messi from the 2022 World Cup, with expectations of fetching $10 million. The jerseys, size medium, were worn by Messi during two group stage matches, the Round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds.
Argentina’s disappointing defeat against Saudi Arabia in their first match was quickly followed by a six-game winning streak that saw them clinch their first World Cup title since 1986. Messi played a crucial role in these victories, scoring a total of seven goals throughout the tournament. His impressive performance has cemented his legacy as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
The auction for Messi’s jerseys is set to take place later this month and is expected to attract a large number of bidders. These artifacts are viewed as symbols of Messi’s incredible career and his unwavering passion for the sport.
Following the World Cup tournament, Messi joined Inter Miami and has helped to boost attention to Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States. Ticket prices for Inter Miami’s home and away games have seen a significant increase due to Messi’s influence on the league.
In addition to his success with Inter Miami, Messi was also awarded FIFA’s Ballon d’Or for the eighth time in 2022. This makes him the first active player in a U.S.-based league to receive this prestigious award. These achievements further solidify Messi’s impact and influence on the world of football.