Barcelona legend Gerald Pique has made a massive leap into the world of cryptocurrency by investing in an ethereum based online fantasy football outfit Sorare.
According to a foremost online media Sifted, Gerard Piqué joined a seed extension round led by U.S.-based fund Cassius Family that brought a total seed of $8.6 million to the platform, allowing users to purchase and trade digital cards via NFT for professional footballers.
The footballer in an interview had said, “I was a fan of soccer cards since I was a kid, you had to go and buy a pack of stickers and collect all the players. As an entrepreneur I think the world of football has to innovate. At the end of the day it’s the next step, the next generations will collect these kinds of assets and digital cards.”
The diminutive defender also make a little revelation about his future business endeavours, “I always say that a football career ends pretty quick, when you’re 33 or 34 years old. There’s a moment when you have to stop playing football and then you have a whole life to do different things, if you don’t start doing these things when you’re a player, I think that when you leave football there’s a big hole where you don’t know what to do.” he concluded.
What you should know.
Sorare uses Ethereum blockchain technology to produce limited runs of digital player cards, which can then be used to assemble a fantasy football team, or traded for real money.
Insight on Gerald Pique.
Pique was one of the most promising students at La Masia academy, he joined the Manchester United academy in 2004, where he remained for four years, in which he had some trouble adjusting to the Premier League football style. He returned to Barcelona in 2008 under Pep Guardiola and helped the club win trebles. He is one of only four players to have won the Champions League two years in a row with different teams, Piqué has also represented Spain a record 102 times, making his debut on 11 February 2009. He retired from the national team after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.