Should Lionel Messi quit playing football today, he will in any case be perceived as one of the all-time best footballers on planet earth.
Hence, a pair of Lionel Messi’s boots have been sold for a noble cause for $173,000. This was disclosed by sales management firm Christie’s on Friday April 30.
According to Christie’s, the boots were offered at sale to raise funds in aid of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital’s Art and Health program.
The $173,000 sale price was world closeout record for a pair of game worn football boots, which were at first shown at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, as indicated by Christie’s.
The boots were worn by the Barcelona and Argentina forward when he scored his 644th goal for Barcelona on December 22, 2020 to outperform Pele’s longstanding goalscoring record for a solitary club.
In the interim, Messi’s striking goal count for Barca has crossed 17 seasons.
Messi, who made his debut in 2004, has won 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League with the Catalan club. He scored his first scored in 2005.