Lionel Messi has donated the boots that broke the previous all time record held by Brazilian legend Pele.
Lionel Messi joined the Barcelona first-team squad at the tender age of 16 in 2003, after he had spent a year playing for the Barcelona C squad. He made his first-team debut against Porto in 2003, though his first goal was scored on May 1st, 2005 against Albacete. Since then, Lionel Messi became a vital part of the team at the Nou Camp Stadium, and his goal record is a testament to the talent that he harbors as a player.
Lionel Messi is more of a humanitarian than a football player. The Leo Messi Foundation has done a lot of outstanding work through their charities and social work. His organization specializes in charity work that are very beneficial to children all around the world.
Lionel Messi and his foundation have done a lot for Children through their charities
According to the @adidas Twitter page, kids suffering from cancer will be the beneficiaries to the money that the sale of the boots make.
Furthermore, with COVID concerns rising, he donated $1.1m to a Hospital clinic in Catalunya and a health center in Argentina. His association aligned with the Josep Carreras Foundation, and together they launched the ‘no child with leukemia” investigation. On his son’s birthday, Lionel Messi arranged a celebrity drive to garner attention to the increase in infant mortality rates.
The Argentine superstar shows through his humanitarian nature that he possesses the same dedication off the field. His foundation has worked tirelessly on its leader’s orders to make the world a better place.