Juventus awards Cristiano Ronaldo 770 JUV for his stellar performance
- The reward marks Ronaldo’s new record for the highest number of goals scored in a soccer career.
- This move has seen Ronaldo become the first-ever footballer to get a crypto reward.
- Before this, Manchester City announced a partnership with Socios.com to launch a fan token.
Italian professional soccer club Juventus has awarded Cristiano Ronaldo, the team’s forward, with 770 Juventus Fan Tokens (JUV). A report unveiled this news on March 22, noting that the club rewarded Ronaldo before a game with Benevento to mark his record-breaking goal milestone. In so doing, Juventus made Ronaldo the first footballer to get rewarded in crypto after achieving a significant feat.
According to the report, the star also got a unique shirt that praised him for his stellar performance over time. Andrea Agnelli, the president of the Italian Champions gave Ronaldo a T-shirt branded G.O.A.T. 770. The branding symbolises the footballer’s total goal tally since the start of his career and G.O.A.T. means greatest of all time.
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At the time of writing, the Juventus Fan Token ((JUV) is trading at £10.82 after losing 11.69% of its value against the US dollar over the past 24 hours.
Setting new records with crypto
While FIFA does not keep an official record of goals scored by top players, Ronaldo claimed the title, saying that he had managed to score 770 throughout his career. In so doing, he broke the record set by legendary footballer Pele at 767 goals.
Increasing crypto adoption in the sports world
This news comes after English soccer club Manchester City joined the likes of Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain, and Atletico Madrid after partnering with Socios.com to launch a fan token. Dubbed CITY, the token will offer fans access to VIP rewards, club promotions, AR-enabled features, and a chance to vote on upcoming club polls.
Apart from joining hands with Socios.com Manchester City also tied with Animoca, a digital entertainment company to launch blockchain-based games and crypto collectibles.