Lionel Messi is an Argentina born football player headlining for Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga League. Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the world with Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi has received the Fifa Player of the Year award a record four times from 2009 to 2013. Messi was diagnosed with a growth problem which idnt help when trialing at clubs telling him he was to short and they couldnt fund any of the hospital costs. In 2000 at age 13, Barcelona agreed Messi had great skill and would pay for his hospital bill which led to the signing of Messi on a piece of a napkin and Messi has played loyal ever since. Messi is considered the best player in the modern day history and features as one of the most valuable and expensive athletes in the modern day sport.
Although Messi tried both the adidas F50 and Nike Vapor ranges in his early days with Barcelona, the player opted for the speed silo designed by adidas and has since acted as the head-liner for the cleat throughout his career. Due to Messi's substantial success over the past decade, adidas have issued the player with special signature releases of the F50 which have been both striking in design but also some pose as extremely rare editions.