Lionel Messi’s boots which scored him his one-club record-breaking aim have been purchased for £125,000 at an public sale.
The Barcelona captain scored his 644th aim for the membership in final 12 months’s December 3-0 win over Actual Valladolid. The aim broke previous document by Pele, who had netted 643 instances for Santos, and set Messi because the participant to have scored probably the most objectives for a single membership.
In keeping with stories by ESPN, the pair of shoes had been donated to a charity for kids’s well being by the participant, and sportswear firm Adidas. They had been thereafter exhibited in Cataluña’s Museum of Artwork (MNAC) in Barcelona for the public sale which started on April 19 with a beginning value of £40,000.
Whereas the public sale home, Christies, estimated the boots to promote for a most of £70,000, bids swamped in for the net public sale on the final hour and bumped up the worth until it was lastly offered for a whopping £125,000 on Friday.
In keeping with Christies.com all of the proceeds from the sale are going to Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebrón Hospital the place will probably be used to “assist kids with most cancers or different critical diseases, in addition to their households.”
Earlier than the public sale, Messi in a press assertion launched by Christie’s stated, “Reaching the historic milestone of 644 objectives with the identical membership provides me a variety of pleasure, however what’s actually extra essential is having the ability to give one thing again to the children combating their well being, we hope it will elevate a variety of consciousness for this nice trigger.”
Applauding the generosity of the star participant, Dr Albert Salazar, Managing Director of the beneficiary hospital stated, “For the Vall d’Hebron College Hospital, the funds raised by way of this public sale will assist us to proceed to enhance the well being of many kids and their households by way of the humanities. I’m positive that the generosity of Lionel Messi and Adidas will enable us to provoke additional tasks associated to Arts and Well being that are confirmed to have such a significant impression”