Sevilla FC has entered into an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Athletic Club Momento (‘AC Momento’), the company behind the Momento Market mobile app (iOS, Android). Throughout the season, fans who download Momento Market will be able to bid live during select fixtures to win the shirts the Sevilla FC players are wearing on the pitch in real-time.
Sports memorabilia has never been more popular than today, with the category worth an estimated $4.14 billion globally. The team at Athletic Club Momento have joined forces with Sevilla FC to give fans around the world the opportunity to win match-worn shirts from their favourite players during select fixtures throughout the season.
Starting this Saturday when the Blanquirrojos travel to face US Almería away from home, fans who download the Momento Market app will be able to place bids live, during the match, to try and win the shirts worn by the visiting side. Auctions will begin at kick-off and end shortly after the final whistle.
“To be able to partner with the oldest club in LaLiga is an honour for all of us at AC Momento,” shared John Brennan, Founder & CEO of AC Momento. “Sevilla have had so much success both domestically and in European competitions and we are thrilled their fans will now get their chance to bring home a piece of history.”
Sevilla FC president José Castro added, “This agreement is important for Sevilla FC because it allows us to join forces with a genuine football company. AC Momento offer a full guarantee that both Sevilla FC and general football fans will receive authentic products, which is certainly a key factor when you buy a collector’s item. We are delighted at the club to provide these guarantees thanks to the agreement with AC Momento.”
Every shirt on the Momento Market app will be represented by a digital Certificate of Authenticity (dCOA) featuring a high-resolution image of the associated shirt and information about the match in which it was worn. Each digital COA also features a unique ID number which also appears on the authentication label attached to each shirt. Traditionally, a Certificate of Authenticity consisted of a physical piece of paper that would accompany memorabilia.
AC Momento believes that the digital Certificate of Authenticity (dCOA) improves the user experience so fans can manage their collection online and more easily share their new Momentos on social media with friends and followers. AC Momento’s operations take place in secure warehouses throughout Europe, where the shirts get authenticated, photographed and protected alongside hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art.
AC Momento acquires the match-worn shirts directly from their partner clubs’ dressing rooms, ensuring the source and various stages of custody are meticulously documented. If you win a shirt on Momento Market, the digital COA is immediately sent to your account, and then you can choose to have the physical shirt sent to your home straight from one of AC Momento’s warehouses after it has been authenticated and photographed, or leave it with them for secure storage.