Lionel Messi takes center stage at Sotheby’s, where six iconic jerseys from Argentina’s triumphant 2022 World Cup campaign, including the historic final shirt, are up for bid. This collection, expected to exceed £8 million, provides fans and collectors with a rare opportunity to own a piece of football history.
Messi, the 36-year-old football legend and eight-time Ballon d’Or winner, made headlines during the 2022 FIFA World Cup by achieving a historic feat—being the first player ever to score in the group stage, last 16 quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final of a single tournament. He culminated this remarkable journey by lifting the coveted trophy after a thrilling victory over France.
Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of modern collectibles, emphasizes the significance of this auction, stating, “The 2022 FIFA World Cup stands as one of the greatest events in sports history, intrinsically connected to Messi’s valiant journey and firmly establishing his status as the greatest player of all time.”
The bidding window, open from November 30 to December 14, offers football enthusiasts and investors alike an exclusive chance to participate in this historic event. To further celebrate Messi’s extraordinary career, Sotheby’s will host a free, public exhibition of the jerseys at its New York headquarters during the bidding period.
Notably, a portion of the proceeds from this auction will benefit the Unicas Project, led by Sant Joan de Deu (SJD) Barcelona Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the Leo Messi Foundation. This philanthropic commitment aims to support children suffering from rare diseases, adding a meaningful and compassionate aspect to the celebration of Messi’s unparalleled contributions to the sport.
Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of football history and contribute to a noble cause. Bid now on Messi’s World Cup-winning jerseys at the Sotheby’s auction.