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 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.
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.
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:
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.