Bangkok, Adidas joins in celebrating Lionel Messi’s 8th Ballon d’Or award by releasing 8 Championship Collection 14K gold rings, each ring The band has had different designs to tell the story of their triumphs on their way to winning the Ballon d’Or each time. Adidas plans to hold an auction of the collection rings at the end of this year. To continue giving the proceeds to charities selected by Messi and Adidas.
In-depth look at the designs of the 8 rings in the Championship collection.
The story of Lionel Messi’s rise to becoming the world’s best player of all time is meticulously captured in every detail on each ring, starting with
2009 – El Beso,
the ring that tells the story of Messi’s first Ballon d’Or win. and a shot of him kissing his boots in celebration of the legendary 2009 Champions League final, which came after his adidas F50i came off on the second jump header of his second goal. and enabled FC Barcelona to win the match against Manchester United at the Stadio. The ring features the words Lionel Messi, Champions League Final and Stadio Olimpico around the ring, along with the inscription ‘El Beso’ and Messi’s number #10. The side area of the house
2010 – Apunta al cielo
This ring was designed to be engraved with one of Messi’s most iconic poses. and pointing two fingers to the sky after scoring a goal It is a tribute to his late grandmother who played an important role in his childhood. The ring has the words ‘Apunta al cielo’ engraved, which means pointing to the sky in Spanish. Along with the Roman numerals MMX, which represents the year 2010, and the Roman numerals LX, or the number 60, which represents the number of goals Messi scored in 2010, it is also decorated with a delicate floral wreath from the emblem of his native Argentina. too
2011 – The GOAT
This ring represents the moment when people began to refer to him as the GOAT (greatest of all time) or the best of all time. After winning his third consecutive Ballon d’Or in 2011, the ring was decorated with an image of a goat raising its front legs and staring at the sunrise. Surrounded by the words ‘Lionel Messi. The Goat.’ and emphasizing its greatness with the letters ‘GOAT’ on the side of the case. To celebrate this historic moment
2012 – El Año
This ring tells of Messi’s 2012 goal-scoring record, with the large number 91 in the middle. Surrounded by 91 miniature soccer balls, the number of goals he scored for club and Argentina that year. The side of the watch also has the words ‘El Año’ engraved, which football fans use to refer to it. ‘Messi’s Year’ where he made history by scoring the most goals in a single year than any player has ever scored.
2015 – La Cuarta Champions League
This ring symbolizes the European league victory that every player dreams of. Four trophies are engraved on the front of the case to represent Messi’s four Champions League victories for FC Barcelona. There are also Roman numerals for all four years 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015 engraved along with the word ‘Campeón’ on the side of the case to symbolize Messi’s winning streak.
2019 – 6th European Golden Boot award
This ring is engraved with 6 pairs of adidas football boots on the front. Surrounded by six soccer balls and the words ‘IIIIII Bota de Oro Europea’, it celebrates Messi winning his sixth European Golden Boot award in 2019. The number for each year he won is engraved on the top edge. The number of league goals he scored in each season in which he received the award is engraved on the side of the case.
2021 – The First International Trophy
This ring represents Messi’s achievement in winning the 2021 Copa America in the match between Argentina and Brazil. The front of the watch is decorated with El Sol de Mayo – the May Sun, Argentina’s national sun symbol. On the picture of South America It is surrounded by the national team’s nickname ‘La Albiceleste’, which means white and blue in Spanish.
Victory Day, 10th July 2021, is also engraved in Roman numerals on the bezel. Meanwhile, on the side are the words ‘Campeón sudamericano’, which means South American championship in Spanish. Including the handshaking symbol from the national crest that was engraved to show the team’s unity in working together to win the 15th Copa America championship back home. This was their first win since 1993.
2023 – World Cup Winner
This ring has three stars on the front. It refers to how Messi inspired Argentina to win their third World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and also resulted in him winning the Ballon d’Or in 2023 for his performance. Voted him the best player of the tournament. The ring also has the words ‘Campeón del Mundo 2022’, which means the 2022 World Cup champions in Spanish, engraved around three stars. With the symbol of a person raising a cup on both sides of the house. which comes from the symbol of the world lifter on the World Cup trophy
Celebrate a historical moment With the football boots X Crazyfast.1 Messi “El Ocho” pack
The X Crazyfast.1 Messi “El Ocho” pack football boots are a revamp of Messi’s signature X Crazyfast boots. It comes in a new color scheme inspired by the golden color of the Ballon d’Or trophy. Along with an 8-ball design, it represents how Messi is voted the best player in the world each year. Inserted with a gold goat pattern on the laces. As well as embossing the phrase ‘El Mejor Del Mundo’, which translates to the greatest in the world. that is elegantly decorated on the outside of the shoe
Other elements of the shoes still have the same distinctiveness and excellent performance as the shoes Messi wears on the field, such as the outsole. Tongue construction and an upper that feels flexible. Although the X Crazyfast.1 Messi “El Ocho” pack shoes are not available for sale in Thailand, But Thai players can experience this performance in other colors of the X Crazyfast shoes as well.
Source: Thai News Agency