Adidas to Release Special Messi 2023 FIFA Player of the Year Boots?
Lionel Messi has been named the FIFA player of the year yesterday, after winning the World Cup with Argentina in December 2022. Messi scored two goals in the World Cup final, which Argentina won on penalties against France. However, Adidas have yet to unveil a special edition boot to celebrate Messi's achievement. But will they even do so?
Two trophies for the same? FIFA and France Football split in 2016
Since 2016 and the split between FIFA and soccer publication France Football, there are two major individual awards ceremonies every year. In 2022, the situation is bad.
The 2022 Ballon d'Or award was given to Benzema in October 2022, ahead of the 2022 World Cup (Champions League triumph of Madrid), while The Best award was given to Messi in February 2023, after the 2022 World Cup (World Cup triumph with Argentina). Both winners were deserved ones for the majority of people.
Adidas Probably Won't Release Messi "The Best" Boots
In the past, Adidas have created one-off boots to celebrate Ballon d'Or wins, but not for other individual awards like FIFA The Best.
Adidas only shared pictures of Messi receiving the trophy, and we have no info about the special edition boots for Messi's 2023 The Best title.
Adidas released special-edition football boots on the morning after Benzema was awarded the 2022 Ballon d'Or in November 2022. So as nothing came from Adidas, it seems unlikely that the Three Stripes brand have something in the pipeline.
Special Messi FIFA The Best Boots are very unlikely
We might see some special inscription on Messi's boots for the award, but this is also not confirmed yet.
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The 2023 Ballon d'Or ceremony will take place on October 16, 2023, as usual at the Théâtre du Châtelet in the French capital. It remains to be seen whether Messi will win this trophy as well - the 22-23 Champions League will have a major impact, especially the clash with Bayern next week. If PSG fail to win, it is hard to imagine Messi winning the 2023 Ballon d'Or.
We have no info if Adidas or Nike decide to release special boots not only for the Ballon d'Or award but also for FIFA The Best in the future.
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Would you like Adidas to release special Messi 'The Best' football boots? What do you think of the fact that two best players of the year trophies exist currently? Let us know in the comments below.