A gold replica of Leo Messi’s left foot was exhibited this wednesday in a famous jewelry in Tokyo, which was sold for 486.5 million yen ($ 5.2 million).
The foot weighing 25 kilos, was made to scale in great detail from a mold of the player. The statuette was presented by the president of the Ginza Tanaka jewelry chain, Masakazu Tanaka, and the older brother of the world’s best player, Rodrigo Messi, who went to Tokyo to represent him in the ceremony.
“It’s amazing that you can make an object so well, with an exceptional mold, which shows every feature of Leo’s foot,” said the eldest of the three brothers of Argentine striker.
Apart from the “Golden Foot”, as the replica have been baptized, was also presented the “Golden Foot Plate”, a box of fifty limited editions of 300 grams of gold with Leo’s footprint and his signature, which will hit the market with a price of 8.75 million yen ($ 93,200).
Tokyo’s jewelry chain, opened in 1892, and also will release a limited edition of 100 pieces of about 10 inches, of The player’s foot, made with 100 grams of gold on a wooden stand, valued at 3.89 million yen (about $ 42,000).