Star Soccer Players Capitalizing on Selling their Autographs Online

Cesc Fabregas SignatureIn 2013, following your favorite clubs, managers and players is one click away through social media. You can sometimes even receive a direct reply from a handful of them. These are signs of a new generation.

But one thing that has not changed and probably never will is the attitude of always trying to make an extra buck. Recently, a few well-known soccer players have begun selling their autographs online for profit.

The website has been promoting Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar’s autographs in various photo sizes. The site allows you to write a message using the player’s own handwriting to give it as a gift to someone else.

Sergio Rincon, general director and one of the owners of the Spanish company, said they were looking for the most admired players by the public, according to a report from Brazilian UOL Esporte.  The firm calls itself ” the first portal around the world specialized in official autographs personally dedicated by Celebrities,” according to their website.

Rincon also told the Brazilian media outlet that all Barcelona F.C. players have a contract with his company, making their autographs available in the website, and Messi’s signature is the most successful thus far.

Prices, sizes and methods of shipping vary. You can get a table-sized digital photo of Messi and his autograph for $2.99 up to $169.99 for a human-sized poster.

Other international footballers including Lucas Moura (PSG), Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid) and Roberto Soldado (Valencia) have also signed a contract with MyStarAutograph.

The company’s site also has autographs available from non-soccer players, such as NBA guard Rick Rubio, European basketball league player Rudy Fernandez, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and Spanish professional motorcycle road racer Jorge Lorenzo.

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