Lionel Messi’s Six Game-Worn Jerseys from 2022 World Cup Listed for Auction on Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s has recently listed six game-worn jerseys of the legendary football player, Lionel Messi, from the 2022 World Cup for auction. The auctions are expected to bring in $10 million, and the jerseys are all size medium, ranging from two of Argentina’s group stage matches, the Round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds.
Messi led his team to victory in their next six matches after a disappointing defeat against Saudi Arabia in their first match. This achievement secured Argentina’s first World Cup title since 1986. During these matches, Messi scored a total of seven goals and solidified his place as the fourth-leading scorer in the tournament’s history.
The jerseys being sold are considered artifacts of Messi’s legacy and symbolize his hard work and dedication throughout his career. The auction for these jerseys is set to begin later this month.
Following his impressive performance at the World Cup, Messi joined Inter Miami and significantly increased attention to Major League Soccer (MLS). Ticket prices for Inter Miami’s home and away games have seen a substantial rise due to Messi’s influence on the league. His impact on MLS has been significant as he continues to inspire new generations of players with his passion for football.
In addition to this achievement, Messi was also awarded FIFA’s Ballon d’Or for the eighth time in 2021. He became the first active player in a U.S league to receive this prestigious award. These achievements have cemented Messi’s place as one of the greatest football players of all time.
Overall, Sotheby’s listing of these six game-worn jerseys represents an excellent opportunity for collectors and fans alike to own a piece of history while supporting an iconic athlete who has had such a profound impact on the sport of football.