Former Real Madrid B and Levante striker, David Barral has become the first-ever player to be purchased using Bitcoin as payment.
The 37-year-old Spaniard officially signed for Spanish third division team DUX Internacional de Madrid on Tuesday January 19, in a deal funded entirely with cryptocurrency.
The club shared news of Barral’s signing on Twitter.
They wrote: “David Barral new player of DUX Internacional de Madrid, welcome to the infinite club!
“He becomes the first signing in history in cryptocurrencies. Thanks to Criptan, our new sponsor, for making it possible.”
Barral also tweeted: “Glad to join the project of @interdemadrid with eager ambition and responsibility to continue competing and achieve important challenges in my sports career.”