Gareth Bale drops collection of NFT posters with signature and 3D goal recreations
- Real Madrid club champion Gareth Bale is dropping a series of NFTs on Sept. 28.
- The NFTs will be launched in collaboration with Crypto.com.
- Crypto.com head of NFT Joe Conyers III said this is 'a historic moment that we really cherish'
Gareth Bale, Welsh national and Real Madrid champion, is dropping a limited NFT collection in two forms on September 28th. Both will be available on Crypto.com, Invezz learned from a press release.
The first collection is in poster form and features images of Gareth throughout his career. A few of those NFTs will display his signature. The second is dedicated to one of the most memorable moments in the history of the game – his overhead kick back during the 2018 European Champions League Final – in a futuristic 3D recreation.
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The celebrated footballer sees NFTs as an incredible opportunity to create lasting moments. The collection was designed in cooperation with British digital artist DINES. DINES has worked on campaigns for Nike, EA Sports, Adidas, Levis, and more. Some of the proceeds will go toward Velindre Cancer Centre in Wales.
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 for the transfer fee of EUR 100.8 million, a world record at the time. He helped the club win the 2013–14 Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League, scoring in both, in his very first season. His international debut for Wales was in May 2006. He became the youngest player to represent Wales. Since then, he’s become the country’s highest scorer in history with 33 international goals and over 90 caps.
“I’m thrilled to partner with Crypto.com and London-based artist Dines, to release my line of NFTs. Over the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege to play for incredible fanbases around Europe and the world. Now, I look forward to giving something back to my supporters in the form of digital assets that you can’t find anywhere else. I also look at the blockchain and NFT medium as new a way to raise awareness for the causes that are most important to me, and so a percentage of the proceeds from each sale will go to Velindre Cancer Centre, which has been providing specialist treatment and supportive care to cancer patients across my community in Wales for over 60 years.”
Crypto.com Executive Vice President and Global Head of NFT Joe Conyers III said:
“Gareth Bale is a football icon. Whenever we get to introduce a globally celebrated athlete to the NFT space, and welcome their fans into our community, it’s a historic moment that we really cherish. We’re honored to work with Gareth and Dines on this collection celebrating his storied career, and to do so in support of such a worthy cause makes it that much more special.”