Tag: FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

FIFA World Cup Hero Emi Martinez signs with Icons.com!

Highly-decorated FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez put pen to product at our latest signing session, adding to the already star-studded list of footballing heroes to sign for Icons.com.

The Icons signing team held a private session with Martinez in England’s city of Birmingham on March 7th. The Argentina and Aston Villa shot-stopper signed a number of items during our time with him, including shirts, gloves and photos.

The signing comes off the back of a highly successful few years for the Argentine, who lifted the CONMEBOL Copa America in 2021 and followed that with an unforgettable FIFA World Cup triumph beside Icons favourite Lionel Messi.

The former Arsenal goalkeeper will be long remembered for his heroics against France in the showpiece Doha final. He made a number of important saves and earned the prestigious Golden Glove award as the best goalkeeper at the tournament.

Martinez is currently plying his trade at former European champions Aston Villa and will be hoping to help the Midlands club return to continental football in the near future – it’s safe to say Villa are in good hands!

Each and every item of Martinez signed memorabilia from Icons.com comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity, which serves as your proof that the Argentine’s signature is 100% authentic and was genuinely signed by the man himself during this private signing session, organised and conducted by our dedicated signing team.

The full range of Martinez signed memorabilia is available to buy from Icons.com right now.

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Our First Official Messi Signing Of 2023!

For the first time since he and his Argentina compatriots won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Lionel Messi met with our team to put pen to product at a private and exclusive signing session in Paris.

The official signing took place on January 30th and presented our team with the first opportunity of 2023 to get highly sought-after Argentina shirts signed by the man who led his nation to its third world title.

Messi was on inspired form throughout the tournament in November and December, scoring a whopping seven goals – including a brace in the Final – and earning the adidas Golden Ball as the competition’s best player.

We at Icons watched with immense pride as Messi then lifted the iconic trophy at the Lusail Stadium in Doha following a pulsating Final that will live long in the memory.

Icons Shop Ltd CEO Dan Jamieson, who was at the Final in Qatar to see Messi’s Argentina defeat France, said: “They say when you bet on a game the result means more.

“We went all-in on Leo a long time ago and he pulled off the big one. After all the twists and turns my heart hurt. Even the crowd around us got involved as they wondered why England fans were supporting Argentina so much!”

It’s no wonder that in the ensuing hours, days and weeks we received an overwhelming influx of orders for exclusive Official Messi Signed Merchandise and Official FIFA World Cup Memorabilia from all over the world.

At an undisclosed location in Paris, Messi signed Argentina shirts both home and away, personal dedications, 2022 FIFA World Cup footballs, Adidas boots, artwork and more amazing items for his many adoring fans.

Icons have been working with Messi since the age of 17 and in turn have developed a wonderful relationship with the world’s greatest player. Icons is the only source of authentic Official Messi Signed Merchandise.

Every single piece of Official Messi Signed Merchandise comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) that shows Messi signing one of the items at the session, as well as the date and location of the signing. The COA is created under license by Icons.com.

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From Our CEO: Welcome to the FIFA World Cup

My earliest memory in life is staying up late to watch the 1978 FIFA World Cup final. I was five-years-old. I can’t quite recall exactly what happened but I do remember a man in orange leaping like a salmon to smash home a header. Everyone else remembers Mario Kempes and the ticker tape; all I could remember was Dick Nanninga.

When I was a kid I loved Panini World Cup sticker books and completed the 1986 edition – that’s probably my favourite FIFA World Cup ever. That year my family got a VHS recorder for the first time and we taped the games overnight so I could get up early and watch them on fast-forward before school. I fell in love with Diego Maradona that month. For me, Diego is still the greatest player ever to play the game (sorry Leo!)

Like many, Dan fell in love with Diego Maradona at the 1986 FIFA World Cup

Icons have been the exclusive memorabilia partner of the FIFA World Cup since the tournament in South Africa in 2010. This is now our fourth tournament and we love being the home of official FIFA World Cup signed memorabilia. Our company tagline is ‘Signed by the World’s Best’ and with just one quick browse of our new official collection I’m sure you can’t really argue with that.

We love what we do so when the FIFA World Cup comes around we’re just as excited as the five-year-olds first falling in love with the competition.

These days we have Mario Kempes signed memorabilia on our website; we were the official memorabilia partner of the late great Diego Maradona (rest in peace, Diego, we miss you) and we’re the only place in the world to get authentic exclusive Leo Messi products, also working with sticker book GOATs Panini, helping them distribute their David Beckham memorabilia range.

Icons CEO Dan Jamieson (right) with FIFA World Cup legend Diego Maradona

It just goes to show, when you follow your passion, anything can happen.

I want England to win this winter, of course, but I’m also realistic. Firstly, let’s hope football’s the winner. Then let’s just say we’d love to see our friend Leo bring it home. That would be special. So when I’m not cheering on the Three Lions it’ll be “Vamos, vamos Argentina!” as they sing.

Enjoy the next four weeks. Whatever happens it’s going to be iconic.