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New Sports-NFT Platform Signs Brazilian Soccer Icon Roberto Carlos and Launches Cryptocurrency Token

Moments from the FIFA World Cup-winning player’s career will be available as an NFT by SportsIcon; exclusive token available to the public on June 7th and can be used to purchase NFTs on the platform


SportsIcon, a new sports-focused NFT platform, today announced the launch of ICONS, a cryptocurrency token used to purchase NFT’s on their platform. In addition, the company has announced an exclusive partnership with Brazilian soccer star Roberto Carlos, bringing NFTs of the legendary FIFA World Cup-winner to the platform. 

SportsIcon’s NFTs with Roberto Carlos, considered one of the greatest players ever at his position, feature iconic footage plus original content curated in collaboration with the star. Digital artists then add an additional, creative element to create one-of-a-kind, inalterable digital memorabilia. Carlos’ collectible NFTs are being released on the anniversary of his iconic free-kick for the Brazilian national team on June 3, 1997, one of the most memorable moments in international soccer history.

“We are thrilled to have the incredible Roberto Carlos as an icon on our platform,” said Alexi Yovanoff, co-founder of SportsIcon. “He has some of the greatest moments in football history, and we are excited to give superfans the opportunity to own a unique part of his football career.”

“Playing for Brazil and Real Madrid, I experienced some incredible moments in my career,” said Roberto Carlos. “With SportsIcon, I’ll be able to share those moments with fans like never before.” 

In addition to collectible NFTs from Roberto Carlos, SportsIcon is releasing an exclusive token, called ICONS, that can be used to purchase SportsIcon’s NFT’s. Purchasing the ICONS token also allows buyers to:

  • Get access to exclusive content and have a voice within the SportsIcon community

  • Jump the line when purchasing certain SportsIcon NFTs

  • Discounts vs. card payments

  • Use tokens to farm NFTs, earn interest and provide new opportunities for token holders to access exclusive content

SportsIcon will be releasing 2,592,273 ICON tokens on the day of the launch, with an eventual 30,000,000 becoming available in the marketplace. 

“The ICONS token will be an exciting way for fans to become part of the community, helping to guide the direction of how we move forward,” explained Chris Worsey, CEO and co-founder of SportsIcon.” With more athlete announcements coming soon, now is a great time for us to launch the token.”

The company is currently developing more NFT agreements with icons past and present from various sports, including soccer, tennis, MMA, basketball, and baseball.

SportsIcon has seven-figure funding from an all-star group of investors, including rap legend turned investor Nas, Elefund, former NBA champion Andrew Bogut, Roham Gharegozlou, the CEO of Dapper Labs, creators of NBA Top Shot, wndrco, On Deck Runway Fund, Nihal Mehta of Eniac Ventures, serial entrepreneur Sunny Madra, Mike Edwards of Argo Blockchain, Anand Agarawala, Founder of Spatial, Andrew Masanto of Reserve Protocol, Hedera Hashgraph and Pet Lab Co., and Chad Hurley, the founder and former CEO of YouTube.

About SportsIcon

Headquartered in London, SportsIcon connects you with the greatest sports teams and athletes of all time through NFTs and immersive masterclasses. Learn more at You can also follow SportsIcon and Chris Worsey on Twitter for the latest news and developments on athlete signings, new drops and more.


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