Who is Saudi business tycoon Mushref al-Ghamdi paying $2.6m to take photos with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar during PSG vs Al-Nassr?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the greatest footballers of this generation. Throughout the years, there has been an ongoing debate in place about who is the GOAT among the two legends, creating a massive rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo. Over the years, fans have dreamt of a high-voltage match between the Portuguese titan and South American legend at the end of their careers and it now seems like the dream will come to life on Sunday, January 19th.

PSG vs Al-Nassr is not only a chance to relieve the classic battle of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo together rather it’s a lifetime opportunity to witness those big names in football playing in Asia. To witness this high-voltage PSG vs Al-Nassr match, fans from around the globe are paying millions of dollars to meet their favorite players and become a part of history. Mushref al-Ghamdi, A Saudi Tycoon is different as the Saudi Mogul himself is paying more than Millions, yes you read it right!

Al-Ghamdi is bashing the internet for buying the insane $2.6 million special Ronaldo-Messi ticket. On social media, soccer fans have had a hard time believing their eyes as the businessman paid such a whopping amount just to watch a single football match. At this point, you might be certainly wondering- who is this man? and why did he pay so much? Let’s find out!

Who is Mushref al-Ghamdi?

At the moment Mushref al-Ghamdi is one of the most searched people on the internet. Other than that, he is one of the most influential businessmen in Saudi Arabia. Mushref has also appeared in the “Middle East Forbes” magazine for his contribution to the Saudi real estate market. On the magazine cover, he was categorized as one of the entrepreneurs to shape the Saudi future. He is the owner of the real estate company AqarOne.

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Mushref al-Ghamdi featuring in Middle East Forbes magazine.

How did he collect the $2.6 million PSG vs Al-Nassr ticket?

Ronaldo vs Messi, the match is not only hyped for the two as fans are going to witness a classic. It is also going to be The Portuguese Star’s first appearance in a football match at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Tickets for this match are on fire as numerous bidding also took place. One such auction was held for some charity purpose and was organized by the “General Entertainment Authority” in Saudi Arabia with a bidding price starting from 1 million Saudi riyals ($266,000) with the perks of a photo session with the players and an opportunity to visit the dressing rooms. It appeared 10 million riyals ($2.6 million) was the winning bid by none other than Saudi Mogul, Mushref al-Ghamdi.

Why did he pay $2.6 million to watch the match?

First of all, Al-Ghamdi paid this huge amount obviously to meet the greatest players of this generation- Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar. Who wants to waste such a wonderful opportunity larger than life to take photos with the biggest stars? All you need is to amass a wealth of this much fortune to buy a $2.6 million ticket! 

Furthermore, it is a charity match so investing in this match would result in donating. Thus, Mushref has a noble cause in his quest to watch the long-awaited match.

Mushref al-Ghamdi
PSG vs Al-Nassr- one of the most awaited matches of the century!

Who will win the match and be crowned as the ultimate GOAT of soccer? Will it be Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo? Time will tell. Stay tuned for one of the most intense games of the century!


Tahsin Tahmid

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Tahsin Tahmid is a part of the editorial panel of Sports Zion. As a sports and art-loving person, he has the vision to provide authentic information. Being an optimist, he hopes to bring the world closer by spreading love. The NFL is Tahmid's favorite league, and following it, he is a massive fan of Tom Brady and Joe Burrow. On the other hand, when it comes to the NBA, Tahsin loves watching LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo perform.


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