Lionel Messi's Adidas Nemeziz match worn boots from season 2017/2018.
personalized with "THIAGO
02 11 12",
"MATEO 11 05 15", "ANTO 10"
and a flag of Argentina.
Born and raised in central Argentina, Messi relocated to
join Barcelona at age 13, for whom he made his competitive debut
17 in October 2004. He established himself as an integral player for the
club within the next three years, and in his first uninterrupted season
he helped Barcelona achieve the first treble in Spanish
football; that year, aged
22, Messi won his first Ballon d'Or. Three
successful seasons followed, with Messi
winning three consecutive
Ballons d'Or, including an unprecedented fourth. During
season, he set the La Liga and European records for most goals
in a single season, while establishing himself as Barcelona's all-time
scorer. The following two seasons, Messi finished second for the
behind Cristiano Ronaldo - his perceived career rival -
before regaining his best
form during the 2014–15 campaign, becoming
the all-time top scorer in La Liga
and leading Barcelona to a
historic second treble, after which he was awarded a
d'Or in 2015. Messi assumed the captaincy of Barcelona in 2018, and
in 2019 he secured a record sixth Ballon d'Or.