The excitement of Euro 2020 has got us thinking: if we had to make a crypto XI football team, how would it line up?
To find out, we dusted off our book of football cliches and reviewed scouting reports, match stats and a load of ‘best of’ videos on YouTube. And here it is – our ultimate crypto dream team!
Remember – not only are these ‘players’ capable of a mean rabona, they are also all available to buy, exchange, store and spend using the Wirex app and card.
Tall, stable and dependable, DAI is a reassuring presence between the sticks. Known to quote Camus in post-match interviews.
A bit of a renegade, XRP is no stranger to the referee’s whistle. Behind the gruff exterior, however, lurks a born winner with stamina in buckets.
MKR enjoys a near-telepathic relationship with goalkeeper DAI (they have matching tattoos). The two converse exclusively in Danish are not nearly as effective without each other.
Fast for its build with a mean left foot. Litecoin is a real goal threat from set-pieces, but occasionally needs to be reminded of its defensive duties.
Deceptively speedy - will run up and down the flanks all day and never get tired. Prone to superstition, Lumens wears the same pair of underpants every match day.
Small but perfectly formed, Nano dictates play from the base of midfield. Often underestimated by opponents on account of its size, Nano isn’t afraid of a crunching tackle.
Known for scoring worldies from outside the area and getting a new celebrity haircut every week, Ether is a key player in the Wirex XI. Will avoid headers on account of the ‘do.
Captain, leader, legend. Bitcoin might be getting on a bit but uses experience and a keen footballing brain to gain the upper hand over opponents. Married to a famous popstar.
Uses skill and trickery to unlock defences and access DeFi-powered earning. AAVE is a newcomer to the Wirex XI but is quickly becoming a crowd favourite.
Does its talking on the pitch – you’ll never see Waves falling out of a nightclub at 4am. Drives a Mini and is never, ever late for training.
By far the best-looking player on the pitch, WXT is a versatile and effective striker. Bangs in goals for fun (and unlocks supercharged Cryptoback™ rewards).