Written by Lisa Murimi
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has celebrated the club’s historic Treble with custom-made platinum iPhones for all his teammates.
The City midfielder handed out 26 specially commissioned ultra-luxurious phones marking the club’s historic win.
The iPhones worth £5,000 each were made by custom mobile designers iDesign Gold and were gifted to the players, Pep Guardiola and Sheikh Mansour at a surprise get-together on Thursday ahead of their top-flight win against Burnley.
The gifts were inspired by Lionel Messi after he gifted 24-carat gold iPhones worth £175,000 to the 35-strong Argentina World Cup winning squad and staff earlier this year. The 2022/23 season was the best in City’s 129-year history as Guardiola’s side achieved football immortality by winning the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup.
To mark and celebrate the truly historic achievement, midfield ace De Bruyne arranged for all the players to receive a solid gold iPhone 14 with the player’s name and club logo engraved onto the case. A unique phone marking an incredible footballing achievement.
De Bruyne said: “I’ve been working with IDG for a few years and I really admire their limited edition phones, they’re like pieces of art.”
Ben Lyons, iDesign Gold CEO and creative director, said: “Our vision is to empower individuals to embrace their individuality, express their unique style and make a bold statement in the digital world which is why we were honoured to work with Kevin.
“We want to become the number one luxury smartphone accessory brand in the world we sell custom limited iPhones and limited edition iPhone cases. We plan to collaborate with the biggest luxury brands in the world to do exclusive drops. The one product every luxury brand don’t sell is a custom iPhone – that’s where we come in.”