Nike Magista Obra vs Opus | What Barcelona's Players Prefer

There might be no other club with more players wearing Nike's Magista cleat. Not less than nine players from FC Barcelona's first team are lacing up in Nike's cutting-edge control boot, and their selection between the low-cut and high-cut boots reveals a pattern that is quite interesting (via footballbootsdb.com and Unisportstore.



Young Players Wear Obra, Older Players Wear Opus

There is a clear pattern between old and young players wearing low-cut and high-cut boots.


The youngest player to wear Nike's traditional low-cut Opus soccer boot is Sergio Busquets (28 years old), while the oldest player to wear the modern high-cut Obra boot is Sergi Roberto (24 years old). While this already nicely illustrates the pattern, here is a complete list of FC Barcelona's Magista Opus and Obra players.

Nike Magista Opus 2:

- Sergio Busquets (28 years) - Nike Magista Opus 2
- Arda Turan (29 years) - Nike Magista Opus 2
- Iniesta (32 years) - Nike Magista Opus 2
- Mascherano (32 years) - Nike Magista Opus 2


Nike Magista Obra 2:

- Denis Suarez (22 years) - Nike Magista Obra 2
- Samper (21 years) - Nike Magista Obra 2
- Sergi Roberto (24 years) - Nike Magista Obra 2
- André Gomes (23 years) - Nike Magista Obra 2
- Umtiti (22 years) - Nike Magista Obra 2

However, while the distribution of Opus and Obra players is already well balanced in Barcelona's squad, the same pattern can be also seen by players from all clubs. So are 7 from the 15 most popular Magista players wearing Nike's Magista Opus cleat, while 8 are lacing up in Nike's Magista Obra cleat.



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