Fans wait as Ronaldinho NFT collection misses launch date

Ronaldinho’s much anticipated NFT collection schedule to roll out in February has failed to launch.

Key Takeaway

  • Ronaldinho NFT collection to launch in March, says Shirtum.
  • Serena Williams, Lebron James has also entered the NFTs space.

LAGOS ( — The nonfungible tokens (NFTs) of legendary footballer Ronaldo de Assis Moreira — commonly known as ‘Ronaldinho’ — has failed to launch after months of waiting.

The former FC Barcelona player earlier announced the launch of his NFT collection scheduled to roll out in February 2022. However, as the speculated month ended, the much anticipated NFT launch was not released, and the football star shared no information.

Through his Twitter handle, Ronaldinho had announced a partnership with Shirtum, a sport-focused digital platform, to release his NFT collection. The collaboration would allow fans to collect Ronaldinho NFTs and interact with the football star via Shirtum metaverse.

However, due to unspecified delays, fans will now have to wait longer to release the digital collectibles. Furthermore, it is important to note that the NFT collection is formed by 10.010 unique Dinhos that honor the life and career of Ronaldinho.

Ronaldinho NFT Collection To Launch In March, Says Shirtum

Shirtum, the platform that will facilitate the launch of Ronaldinho’s digital collectibles, has announced the postponement of its release date.

The sports innovative blockchain platform, via its official Twitter account, disclosed that the NFTs would be released in March 2022. It also indicated that holders of the football star NFTs would get close-up experience and the opportunity to interact with Ronaldinho in the metaverse.

“By owning a Dinho, you will unlock unique utilities in the metaverse, as well as online and IRL with Ronaldinho and the Dinhos community,” Shirtum added.

More Sporting Star Are Joining The NFT Space

Meanwhile, Ronaldinho is not the only sporting star entering the NFTs, as many more top athletes have announced their decision to roll out digital collectibles.

Serena Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, recently made a bold move into the NFT industry by joining the board of Sorare, a top NFT trading platform. She noted that NFTs could be the tool that will bring equity and investment into women’s sports.

LeBron James is one of the top NBA players to have made it big in the NFT space as the Lakers star sold an NBA Top Shot featuring a LeBron James dunk sold for nearly $400,000.

Last year, Kiwi Rugby Player Charles Piutau also launched an NFT platform, Ruggerz NFT. According to Piutau, the NFT platform allows young people to engage in  Rugby through NFTs.

Also, an NFT featuring Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland recently sold for more than $600,000. Zima Blue, who won the bid for the digital card, paid a whooping 265.100 Ethereum ($687,000).

Ronaldinho, Fans wait as Ronaldinho NFT collection misses launch date

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