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Lionel Messi’s Barcelona debut is celebrated with release of stunning new white and gold boots

A golden crown for the king! Lionel Messi celebrates the 15th anniversary of his debut for Barcelona with new white, blue and gold adidas boots to mark the occasion

  • Lionel Messi is celebrating 15 years since the date of his footballing debut 
  • Messi will wear his new boots when Barcelona take on Eibar on Saturday 
  • The boots pay homage to the many trophies and titles the 32-year-old has won 

There aren’t many footballers who would get specially designed, white and gold boots to celebrate their 15th anniversary as a player but then Lionel Messi isn’t just anybody.

For 15 years, Messi has lit up world football playing for Barcelona and Argentina.

A countless number of stunning performances have helped his side to 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.

Lionel Messi poses with his new adidas boot which pay homage to his 15 years at Barcelona

The boots are gold and white but have hints of blue to honour his Argentine heritage

The boots are gold and white but have hints of blue to honour his Argentine heritage

Messi made his debut for Barcelona when he came on as a substitute against Espanyol in 2004

Messi made his debut for Barcelona when he came on as a substitute against Espanyol in 2004

To honour his 15th year, his long-running sponsor adidas have decided to remake the boots Messi wore on his Barcelona debut against Espanyol – which is exactly 15 years ago on Wednesday. 

Called NEMEZIZ 19+, they feature a white and gold colour scheme and, according to adidas, pay homage to his many ‘remarkable moments’. 

The left boot is emblazoned with his number 10 and the right boot has the minute he come – 82 – and the date of the game – 16-10-2004.

Messi will wear the boots when he lines up for Barcelona against Eibar on Saturday

Messi will wear the boots when he lines up for Barcelona against Eibar on Saturday

There is also a ‘five dot detail’ which is meant to celebrate Messi’s five Ballon d’Or wins.

Oher notable additions include the letter M, hints of white and blue to celebrate his Argentine heritage and golden crown.

Messi is expected to wear them on Saturday when Barcelona take on Eibar in La Liga.

It is the same day that any fans wanting to buy the boots can do so for a hefty price tag of £219.95. 

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