Adidas Honors Messi With 8 Golden Rings For His 8 Ballon d’Or Wins

Sportswear and workout clothes manufacturing brand, Adidas, has honored international football Icon, Lionel Messi for his 8th Ballon d’Or win.

After Being announced on Monday as the 2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or winner, Adidas decided to celebrate their brand ambassador with 8 different golden rings, each of them for every year he won the award and a detain of his career.

Below is a list of what each of the rings stands for;

2009: “El Beso”, for the celebration kissing the loot in the Champions League final against Manchester United.

2010: “Apunta Al Cielo” in homage to his mystical celebration dedicated to his grandmother Celia.

2011: “GOAT”, being the figure of the best team in history, Pep’s Barcelona.

2012: “91”, for the number of goals in a calendar year, being a historical record.

2015: For winning his last Champions League, winning 4 in total.

2019: For obtaining his last Golden Shoe (6 in total), being the top winner.

2021: “South American Champion” for winning the Copa América, being the MVP and top scorer.

2023: The three stars, honoring Argentina world champions