The Man Of The Match and Player Of The Match Awards
After running for 12 years, the Man Of The Match and Player Of The Match Awards announced to move forward by deploying their awards as NFTs on the Tezos blockchain.
The NFT awards are commissioned artwork, designed by world-renowned artists Mister Cartoon and Samuel Casal.
Mister Cartoon is a world-famous tattoo artist with clients like Eminem, Travis Barker, Slash, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Kobe Bryant, Lewis Hamilton, Freddie Ljungberg and many more.
Check out the documentary on Netflix that covers Cartoon’s life story here.
Mister Cartoon has inked a custom, unique hand-drawn lettering and numerical typeset for all the official awards.
Samuel Casal is a Brazilian graphic artist mostly known for his illustrated books and magazines distributed worldwide.
He has won several awards such as the HQMIX for best Brazilian illustrator for three years; a Jabuti, the highest prize in Brazilian literature; and also an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial.
He also created exclusively commissioned pieces for brands such as Nike and Rede Globo (a free-to-air television network in Brazil).
Samuel has designed the overall ICON Award, incorporating Mister Cartoon’s typeset.
The Man Of The Match marketplace is utilizing the Tezos blockchain for its NFT awards.
NFTs can be bought with XTZ or with fiat. All accounts will automatically create a personal Tezos wallet where the NFTs will be stored.
Roberto Carlos former Brazilian football legend said:
“I am humbled that my free kick in 1997 is remembered so fondly and i’m honoured to be inducted into the first MAN OF THE MATCH(R) ICONS Hall of Fame.
Choosing ten other players to join my team for their iconic moments gave me great joy and brought back some wonderful memories.
I wish I could have chosen two teams! I look forward to sharing the NFT artwork award with one of my fans!”
Common Goal Partnership
Through a global partnership with Common Goal, 5% of all the NFT Football Awards sales will be donated to diversity, equity, and inclusion impact projects and campaigns, in association with 17 Sport.
Common Goal is an organization that raises money that is dedicated to driving progress toward the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Common Goal unites organizations, players and managers, clubs, media outlets, brands, influential voices, and other stakeholders from the world of football to support eight impact focus areas that drive progress towards the Global Goals: anti-racism, gender equality, peacebuilding, climate action, LGBTQ+ inclusion, youth employability, health, and education.
Common Goal has partners like Adidas, the FIFA Foundation, FedEx, UEFA Foundation for Children, and more that support the organization in reaching its purpose.