German star footballer Mario Gotze made small steps to join the cryptocurrency community
German soccer star Mario Gotze took small steps to join the growing crypto community by changing his Twitter profile to a CryptoPunk picture.
Mario Gotze is now part of the cryptocurrency space
According to various reports, Gotze made international headlines in 2014 after scoring a miraculous World Cup goal in extra time for Germany. Former German chancellor Angela Merkel personally congratulated Gotze and the team after the match. The Bavarian-born player immediately became a national hero at 22, with everyone calling him the “German Messi.” In December 2014, Gotze’s left boot, where he scored the historic goal, sold for 2 million euros.
In an unfortunate twist of fate, things went downhill for Gotze after the World Cup, with his personality becoming a magnet for criticism. In 2017, he fell victim to a debilitating metabolic disorder that threatened his career after leaving Dortmund in 2020 after not renewing his contract. In the same year, he joined the crypto-friendly club PSV Eindhoven.
Notice that Gotze’s Twitter account name also has a .eth character. He also followed the advice of Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and brewer Budweiser by using his Ethereum Name Service (ENS) domain as his new account.
The football industry is no stranger to cryptocurrencies. Spanish soccer player Andres Iniesta recently upset Spanish regulator CNMV after promoting Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, without disclosing that the company paid him.
Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi also became part of the crypto-mania last year when he agreed to be paid with Paris Saint-Germain’s PSG token as part of his two-year contract with the French football club.
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