Ex-Real Madrid striker, David Barral becomes the first-ever footballer to be bought with Bitcoin

January 19, 2021
Sports

Former Real Madrid B and Levante striker, David Barral has become the first-ever player to be purchased using cryptocurrency.

The 37-year-old Spaniard officially signed for Spanish third division team DUX Internacional de Madrid on Tuesday January 19, in a deal funded entirely through the use of bitcoin. 

The transfer fee is yet to been disclosed with the deal yet to be acknowledged by authorities.

Former Real Madrid striker, David Barral becomes first-ever footballer to be bought with Bitcoin

The club owned by footballers Borja Iglesias and Thibaut Courtois, said in a statement: ‘David Barral new player of DUX Internacional de Madrid, welcome to the infinite club!’ the club shared on its social media pages. 

‘He becomes the first signing in history in cryptocurrencies. Thanks to Criptan, our new sponsor, for making it possible.’ 

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