The pair of shoes worn by Lionel Messi when scoring his 644th goal has just been auctioned for nearly € 145,000. The profits will be used to help sick children through the Art and Health program.
On December 22, the Argentine broke a 46-year-old Pelé record and became the top scorer in the history of only one club following a goal against Valladolid. The Pulga scored this goal with a pair of Nemeziz.1 from the Precision to Blur pack. To celebrate this record, Lionel Messi and adidas have decided to donate these shoes to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya for display before being auctioned for charity.
First estimated between € 57,000 and € 80,000 by the auction house Christie’s, the pair of number 10 FC Barcelona whose starting price was around € 46,000 has finally seen their price soar in the last hours until an agreement is reached for around € 145,000. This is therefore very good news for the National Museum of Catalonia, which will be able to donate the profits to help children with oncological diseases and their families thanks to the Art and Health program in collaboration with the Catalan Institute of Health. and the Hospital of the Hebron Valley.
“Reaching this historic milestone of 644 goals with the same club gives me a lot of joy, but what’s really more important is being able to give something back to children who are suffering with their health. We hope that the April auction will raise awareness of this great cause ”, confided the Argentinian who directly contributes to help these children thanks to his success on the football fields.
Nemeziz photo credits: @SoccerBible