Adidas have paid tribute to Lionel Messi following his 7th Ballon d’Or victory.
Lionel Messi wins his 7th Ballon d’Or
Lionel Messi was officially announced as the 2021 Ballon d’Or winner on Monday.
The Argentine would pick up his 7th award, which further extends the record Messi currently holds for most Ballon d’Ors.
HERE IS THE WINNER!
— Ballon d’Or #ballondor (@francefootball) November 29, 2021
Though Messi’s FC Barcelona did not have a great season overall, the 34-year-old still shone and won a number of games almost by himself in 2020/21.
Elsewhere, Messi was instrumental in Argentina picking up the Copa America over the summer.
Messi finished the tournament having both scored the most goals and provided the most assists of every player taking part.
Lionel Messi’s 2020/21 LaLiga season:
◉ Most goals + assists
◉ Most goals
◉ Most shots
◉ Most chances created
◉ Most take-ons completed
Lionel Messi’s 2021 Copa América:
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 29, 2021
Adidas pay tribute to Messi
Now, after clinching his 7th Ballon d’Or, Adidas, who of course sponsor the South American, have paid tribute to him.
Messi would sign for PSG, who are based in the French capital Paris, over the summer.
So, Adidas would decide to have seven statues of goats (GOAT stands for greatest of all time in the footballing world) standing on seven Ballon d’Or trophies made and placed in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris:
Leo Messi, the Greatest Of All Time.
— adidas Football (@adidasfootball) November 30, 2021
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