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There was a lot of excitement around the world for Lionel Messi's first game as world champion, but how much do you think his first game shirt as the great winner of the World Cup could have sold for?
Paris Saint-Germain put up for auction the strikers worn by the players in that game in order to raise funds for a donation, and thus we got an answer to the question.
Messi's first game with Paris Saint-Germain was 0:2 against Ange, a game in which the new world champion with Argentina also scored, and at the end of the auction it was learned that Messi's shirt was sold for about 43 thousand euros.
The buyer is a Chinese man who initially offered about 22 thousand euros for the shirt, but upgraded his offer again and again, for a total of seven times, until there was no one to compete with him and offer more.
As you know, it was a game in which Kylian Mbappe did not participate because he was awarded a vacation that he spent in the United States, but if you compare the price at which Messi's shirt was sold to previous auctions, you can understand how significant the amount that PSG was able to raise thanks to Messi - shirts of Neymar and Mbappe were recently sold for amounts that do not exceed 15 thousand euros.
A considerable amount was raised thanks to his shirt.
Messi (Photo: Reuters)
The 35-year-old Messi was able to lift his first World Cup at the end of the last World Cup in Qatar, a tournament which he finished as outstanding in addition to the fact that he also scored seven goals (one less than Kylian Mbappe) and finished with three assists - at the top together with several other players.
As I remember, he got a vacation that lasted about two weeks and which he spent in his homeland, and returned to Paris Saint-Germain training only in the first week of January.
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