Cristiano Ronaldo Launches NFT Series with Binance

Cristiano Ronaldo is extending his interests into the Web3 space with a new non-fungible token (NFT) collection created in partnership with Binance. This new collection, titled “Forever Worldwide: The Road to Saudi Arabia,” aims to celebrate Ronaldo’s ascent from a budding talent in Madeira to becoming a football legend. These NFTs will encapsulate various stages of his career journey, underscoring his transitions from local football in Madeira to his influential periods at Manchester United and Real Madrid.

According to an interview with Sarah Dale, Binance’s head of brand partnerships, the collection is a result of collaborations with local artists from cities significant to Ronaldo’s career, including Madeira, Lisbon, Manchester, Madrid, Turin, Saudi Arabia, and Portugal. Each artist has crafted unique designs for the NFTs, making them truly special. Ronaldo himself emphasized that the collection is meant to offer his fans extraordinary digital artworks that symbolize key moments in his career, saying that the emotional depth captured by each artist adds a sentimental value, allowing these moments to live forever in digital form.

Dale explained that Ronaldo’s previous NFT projects showed his knack for engaging with his fans and creating memorable interactions. The new NFT series will provide some lucky holders an extraordinary opportunity to meet Ronaldo in person in Riyadh. She mentioned Ronaldo’s genuine enthusiasm for connecting with his fans, noting, “He loves meeting with his fans. We prepare him with scripts, but he really does go off-script and engages with his fans. I think his happiest time on set was when his fans were there last time.”

The “Forever Worldwide” collection will be unveiled in two phases before the 2024/2025 football season. The first batch, which launched on May 29, features NFTs from Madeira, Lisbon, and Manchester. Artists Katt Phatt and Rodrigo Doin designed artworks for Madeira and Lisbon, depicting Ronaldo’s early years, while Manchester artist John Sheehan created pieces highlighting his successful tenure with Manchester United.

The second phase, set for June 6, will present NFTs from Madrid, Turin, and Saudi Arabia. Spanish artist Lisett Ledón, Italian artist Pasquale Garibaldi, and Saudi artist Shaker Kashgari developed these works to commemorate Ronaldo’s significant periods at Real Madrid, Juventus, and his current role with Al-Nassr FC in Saudi Arabia. Seven exceptionally rare NFTs will be auctioned later in June, created by Portuguese street artist Mr. Dheo, celebrating Ronaldo’s extensive career with the Portuguese national team.

Collecting these NFTs offers more than just digital artwork. Owners will gain access to a range of real-world rewards, including vintage football jerseys, match tickets, and signed posters. Certain collectors will even have the chance to submit questions that Ronaldo will answer in personalized videos. The seven super-rare Portugal NFTs offer an exclusive experience, including a trip to Riyadh to watch a match and a unique goal celebration moment with Ronaldo himself.

This latest venture underscores Ronaldo’s ongoing effort to strengthen his bond with fans through innovative digital experiences. It merges his storied football career with the burgeoning world of digital collectibles, presenting fans with a new way to engage with their idol.

The elaborate design and intricate storytelling behind each NFT reflect not just Ronaldo’s professional milestones but also his personal journey. By collaborating with local artists, the collection ensures that each piece resonates with the cultural essence of the places that shaped his career.

This NFT collection is a testament to Ronaldo’s evolving brand, embracing new technology while paying homage to his illustrious past. It is a fusion of tradition and modernity, creating a lasting legacy for both Ronaldo and his fans through the enduring medium of digital art. Through this initiative, Ronaldo continues to break new ground, not just on the football field but also in the digital realm, showcasing the limitless possibilities at the intersection of sports and technology.

Shelby Deramus

Shelby Deramus

31 thoughts on “Cristiano Ronaldo Launches NFT Series with Binance

  1. Why does Ronaldo need more money? NFTs are just a money grab. This is disappointing.

  2. From Madeira to Real Madrid, Ronaldo’s journey beautifully captured in this NFT series. Can’t wait to own a piece of history!

  3. So excited for these NFTs! The fact that they include real-world rewards makes it even better. 👏💥

  4. Love the concept of fusing different city artists to showcase Ronaldo’s career. Super excited for this!

  5. So, Ronaldo’s big idea is to sell us digital artwork? This is just another way to milk his fans.

  6. Combining football legends with digital art? SIGN ME UP! Cristiano Ronaldo is pioneering the future again.

  7. Great, another celebrity jumping on the NFT bandwagon . Does Ronaldo really think his fans want overpriced digital tokens?

  8. NFTs are terrible for the environment. I can’t support Ronaldo’s involvement in something so harmful.

  9. Ronaldo’s NFT project is just another example of celebrities getting involved in things they know little about.

  10. Amazing concept! Connecting fans through digital art and real-world rewards is pure brilliance.

  11. Enough with the NFTs already! I wish Ronaldo would focus on football and leave this nonsense.” ⚽👎

  12. Ronaldo’s blending the best of sports and tech. This NFT collection is definitely going to be a game-changer!

  13. Combining soulful artistry with football moments—Ronaldo’s NFTs are something special. Can’t wait! 🌍✨

  14. Cristiano never ceases to amaze me! This NFT collection is a brilliant way to commemorate his incredible journey. Way to go, CR7!

  15. From Madeira to Saudi Arabia, this collection captures every iconic moment. So pumped for this!

  16. The combination of Ronaldo’s career and digital art is simply perfect. Kudos to Binance for this partnership!

  17. Honestly, if I wanted digital art, I’d get something meaningful, not overpriced Ronaldo NFTs.

  18. I don’t understand why Ronaldo thinks we need NFTs with his face on them. Hard pass for me.

  19. Local artists bringing Ronaldo’s journey to life through NFTswhat a fantastic collaboration!

  20. Love how Ronaldo is innovating beyond football! These NFTs are pure gold. Can’t wait to see them!

  21. Ronaldo continually bridges his football legacy with future tech. This NFT collection is legendary!

  22. This just seems like another way to separate fans from their money. Not a fan of this move, Ronaldo.

  23. Kudos to Ronaldo for embracing NFT technology! A great way to stay connected with his fans.

  24. Does every celeb need to get into NFTs? It’s just a fad, and not a very good one at that.” 😑📉

  25. This feels like a desperate attempt to stay relevant in the tech world. Stick to soccer, Ronaldo.

  26. Absolutely love the idea that local artists get to showcase their work in this collection. Brilliant way to celebrate every step of Ronaldo’s career. 🎨🖌️

  27. Absolutely genius! Such a unique way to celebrate Ronaldo’s career through NFTs.

  28. Driven, innovative, and forever the GOAT. Ronaldo’s NFT collection is bound to be a hit! 💖📈

  29. This is next-level! Digital age just got more exciting with Ronaldo’s NFT collection. Can’t wait to get my hands on one.

  30. Ronaldo’s new NFT collection is such an innovative way to connect with fans. Beyond impressed! 🚀⚽️

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