Christie’s is proud to present Messi: The Boots That Made History, a charity sale of Lionel Messi’s record-breaking adidas boots.
On 22 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 is arguably the game’s most celebrated player, Pelé.
The game-worn boots, used to score this famous goal against Real Valladolid, have been dual signed and donated by Lionel Messi. After initially being displayed at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, the boots are being sold in aid of the Vall d'Hebron Hospital’s Art and Health programme.
The boots are accompanied by a letter of authenticity, issued and signed by Adidas, and a limited-edition poster commemorating the sale