Real Madrid Player Gareth Bales Announces NFT Collection on Crypto.com

Divya  |  Sep 22, 2021

Real Madrid star Gareth Bales, has become the latest sports celebrity to announce an NFT collection. In a recent press release, Bales announced that he is partnering with London-based artist, Dines, to release limited edition NFTs on Crypto.com.

Real Madrid Star Gareth Bale Is Dropping an NFT Collection via Crypto.com

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is following Lionel Messi’s lead in launching limited edition nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which will debut on September 28. 

The Welsh football legend is airdropping two types of digital collectibles through Crypto.com. One of these categories comprises poster-like images of Bale’s career highlights, while the other comprises 3D reimaginations of his memorable bicycle goal from the 2018 UEFA Champions League. 

To bring this project to life, Bale collaborated with the British artist DINES, who has previously worked with the likes of Nike, EA Sports, Adidas, and Levis. 

"I am thrilled to partner with Crypto.com and London-based artist DINES, to release my line of NFTs. Over the course of my career, I have 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 cannot find anywhere else,” Bale said in the press statement.

He added that he sees Blockchain and NFTs as a new medium to raise awareness for causes. And through this initiative, he’ll be able to help Velindre Cancer Centre, which will receive a portion from all the sales. 

Crypto.com Thrilled About the Partnership

Commenting on the partnership with Bales, Crypto.com Executive Vice President and Global Head of NFT Joe Conyers III said that he was delighted to support an important cause. He explained:

"Gareth 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 is a historic moment that we really cherish. We are 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."

It is worth noting that Bale is one of Real Madrid’s most expensive transfers to date. The player was signed to the La Liga club for $117 million in 2013.

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