The first NFT Trophy for UEFA EURO 2020 Goal of the tournament was awarded to the Czech national football team’s forward player, Patrik Schick, on October 15. The famous Russian artist Pokras Lampas has designed the award NFT.
The award NFT initiative was brought into the picture by Gazprom, the tournament’s official partner. Sergey Kupriyanov, the Press Secretary of the Gazprom Management Committee Chairman, said,
“Gazprom is a modern and technologically advanced company. The combination of sports and art by creating the first sports trophy of this kind, the company is working hand in hand with its unique production technology.”
The NFT designer, Pokras Lampas, said that he found the project’s inspiration from the “Football for Friendship” and the common nine values of Gazprom. He added that Football, along with these values, unites the whole world together.
UEFA EURO award ceremony
The hologram of the trophy is located in Nyon, Switzerland, at the UEFA EURO headquarters of the organization.
The award ceremony let people witness the NFT trophy’s central fragment, which represents the black and gold soccer ball, along with orbits bearing the name of Gazprom’s International Children Social Programme “Football for Friendship.” It also contains nine values written- friendship, justice, peace, victory, equality, health, justice, honor, loyalty, and tradition.
UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein said that the organization welcomed the idea of its long-standing UEFA partner Gazprom. He added that this initiative is a unique event in world sports’ history and will bring a fresh outlook on such kinds of awards.
Patrik Schick is the Czech professional forward position football player, the footballer who scored the UEFA EURO 2020 goal.
He plays for the Czech Republic national team and Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. He said that he is really proud to be the first player in history to receive a football NFT trophy. He added that he had never seen something like this before.