The 10 Most Expensive Soccer NFTs Ever Sold

The world of digital art and collectibles has grown exponentially in recent years.

The world of digital art and collectibles has grown exponentially after the arrival of NFTs. NFTs or non-fungible tokens are created using the same program used for cryptocurrencies, providing a digital alternative to physical collectibles. The impact and influence of NFTs have grown enormously in recent years.

This influence was seen in the world of soccer, as many soccer NFTs were produced and sold at exceptional prices. Here is a look at the 10 most expensive NFTs in the world of football.

10. Paul Pogba ($92,941)

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is one of the most popular footballers in the world. His style on and off the court has helped him win many fans around the world. The Frenchman is also a World Cup winner, winning the trophy with France in 2018, where he scored a goal in the final. The former Manchester United player’s Sorare Unique sold for $92,491 in 2021.

9. Antoine Griezmann ($110,668)

Griezmann was also a World Cup winner alongside Paul Pogba. The Frenchman was the silver shoe winner at the 2018 World Cup. The striker was Atlético Madrid’s star man for many years before joining FC Barcelona. The 31-year-old is currently back at Atlético Madrid on loan from Barcelona. Griezmann’s ‘1 de 1 Unique Sorare’ sold for $110,668 in 2021.

8. Vinicius Junior ($114,634)

Vinicius Junior is quickly making his mark in the world of football. The youngster is one of Real Madrid’s main men in the current squad, which he says a lot about himself. The Brazilian winger scored the winning goal in the 2022 Champions League final, helping Real Madrid lift the trophy for a record 14the weather. As one of the most promising youngsters of contemporary times, it’s no wonder his NFT has raised so much money. His ‘1/1 Unique Sorare’ sold for $114,634.

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7. Cristiano Ronaldo ($120,685)

Ronaldo’s ‘wrapped-tag icons’ sold for $120,685 (Courtesy – OpenSea)

Spoiler alert: this is not the only time Cristiano Ronaldo will appear on this list. One of his ‘wrapped-label iconic’ NFTs sold for $120,685. The Portuguese is arguably the most popular footballer in the world and he is also one of the most popular sportsmen in history. There are many NFTs based on the Manchester United striker that are in high demand around the world.

6. Lionel Messi ($128,512)

The only footballer at Ronaldo’s level is Lionel Messi and the two rivals compete in everything from quality on the pitch to popularity off it. 13 Lionel Messi Iconics NFTs were made, of which one sold for $128,512. This is one of the most expensive Lionel Messi based NFTs in the world. However, it is not the most expensive.

5. Mohammed Salah ($141,560)

Salah’s ‘Wrapped Strikers on Opensea NFT’ sold for $141,560 (Courtesy: Twitter/@Mohamed Salah)

Mohamed Salah has been instrumental in Liverpool’s recent success. The Egyptian has won three Premier League Golden Boots and also holds the record for most Premier League goals scored in a single season. The winger has also helped his country qualify for back-to-back World Cups. Also, the Liverpool striker’s ‘Wrapped Strikers on Opensea NFT’ sold for $141,560 after his memorable hat-trick against Manchester United in 2021.

4. Kevin De Bruyne ($167,469)

Kevin De Bruyne is considered one of the best footballers today. The Manchester City midfielder has won four Premier League titles. At the same time, he has won five League Cups along with two Premier League Player of the Season awards. The Belgian’s ‘Sorare 1/1 Single Card’ sold for $167,469 in 2021.

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3. Cristiano Ronaldo ($265,275)

The Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Unique 1 of 1’ Sorare card is the most expensive Cristiano Ronaldo NFT in the world. It shows the Portuguese striker in a Juventus kit. Ronaldo is the most popular footballer in the world when it comes to social media following and his popularity played a big role in building the cost of the NFT. Sorare ‘Unique 1 of 1’ card sold for $265,275

2. Erling Haland ($687,000)

Erling Haaland is one of the best strikers in the world. The 22-year-old is expected to become one of the best footballers in the world. Haaland’s emerging fame saw him displace Cristiano Ronaldo’s Unique card from being the most expensive NFT in Sorare. Earlier this year, his unique Sorare sold for $687,000. Lastly, the 22-year-old’s popularity in football has increased further after joining Premier League champions Manchester City.

1. Lionel Messi ($1,128,815)

Finally, (like so many other facts) the tag for the most expensive soccer NFT belongs to Lionel Messi. The Argentinian is arguably the best player to ever play the sport. Overall, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is one of the most decorated footballers in the world and Messi’s 1/1 NFT called ‘The Golden One’ sold for an estimated price of around $1.2 million, which which makes it the only football NFT to cross the million dollar mark.

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