Room Christie’s will put up for virtual auction the Adidas boots with which Lionel messi achieved the record of goals of a player in the same club, 644, in the FC Barcelona and the proceeds will go to the Art and Health project at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona.
As reported by the auction house in a note, the Argentine footballer of the Barça club has donated the boots to the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) and together they have decided to offer them in a Charity auction in favor of the Art and Health project of the Barcelona hospital. The auction will be held on www.christies.com from April 19-30, 2021.
In the statement, the Barcelona forward commented that “Reaching the record of scoring 644 goals for the same club made me very happy, but it seems to me even more important to be able to help all the sick children who are struggling to try to get well”.
“We hope that this auction will serve to give greater visibility to this extraordinary initiative. I would like to thank everyone for their support of this cause, which is so important to me.”, has added Messi.
Christie’s delegate in Spain, María García Yelo, highlighted “Christie’s satisfaction at having been chosen by Lionel Messi and the MNAC to carry out this charity auction” and has trusted that “this pair of football boots will awaken a huge interest and will attract bidders from all over the world. “
The Adidas Nemeziz Messi 19.1 boots, which the player used in the match that faced FC Barcelona with him Real Valladolid on December 22, they are signed “Lionel Messi” and personalized with the names of his wife “Antonela Roccuzzo” and his children “Thiago, Mateo and Ciro” and their dates of birth.
The auction house’s estimate of the price of the pair of boots is between 57,500 and 80,500 euros.
The director of the MNAC, Pepe Serra, has highlighted that “for more than three years the Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the Museum have worked together in the study of the therapeutic benefits obtained through art”.
“The funds raised in this auction, thanks to the generosity of Mr. Messi, will allow researchers and art teachers to broaden the objectives of these already successful therapies and for this we want to thank Mr. Messi for his generosity and support”, has concluded Serra.