WORLDWIDE – Lionel Messi has donated his adidas record goal-scoring boots to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and together they have offered this historic item of sporting memorabilia in a charity sale to support the Arts and Health Project of the Vall Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona. This online auction will close in 24 hours on christies.com on 30 April 2021 at 3.00pm CEST.
LIONEL MESSI commenting on the charity sale: “Achieving the record of 644 goals for the same club made me very happy, but the most important thing is being able to give something back to all the kids fighting for their health. We hope this auction serves to really raise awareness about this great initiative and I would like to thank all for supporting a cause so important to me.”
THE BOOTS THAT MADE HISTORY On 22nd December 2020, Lionel Messi broke one of football’s greatest records, scoring the most goals for a single club when he netted his 644th for FC Barcelona in their game against Real Valladolid. The previous holder of this long-standing record was arguably the game’s most celebrated player, Pelé.
Messi, who had equalled the record in his previous match, collected Pedri’s pass in the 65th minute and calmly slotted the ball past the Real Valladolid goalkeeper to make the scoreline 3-0, before pointing to the sky in celebration, a familiar sight for football fans across the globe.
The game-worn boots, used to score the record-breaking goal against Real Valladolid, have been signed by Lionel Messi. After initially being displayed at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the boots are now offered for auction to raise funds in aid of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital’s Art and Health programme. The boots are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, and are estimated between £50,000 and £70,000.
THE ONLINE SALE The online sale closes on Friday 30 April 2021 at 3.00pm CEST. More information on the lot, the registration process and the sale in general can be found under www.christies.com/messi
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