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Stroke of Genius : Lili Cantero With A ‘Da Vinci’ Touch On Lionel Messi’s New Boots



Lionel Messi is accustomed to wearing the best boots, designed by Adidas, but perhaps the Argentine international most recent boots will stand out forever as the most motivating ever.

The 30-year-old Barca star got new match boots as a gift from Paraguayan craftsman, Lili Cantero, who engraved a magnificent of Messi’s life and career till date; Lili hand-painted a succession of the Argentine’s finest moments.

“Thanks to God they turned out super great,” she said.“I don’t know whether he will use them, but ideally, he will.” One of the boots incorporates photos of Messi’s family, minutes from his childhood, his time at Grandoli and Newell’s Old Boys, and in addition the La Albiceleste flag.

The others have the shades of Barcelona painted on it, including the well-known Barca star Ronaldinho and his debut with the Catalan club. Cantero clarifies that she picked those pictures since she wanted to catch extraordinary moments from Messi’s life. From his initial days as a La Masia graduate, through his journey to the pinnacle of the game, the sketches recount a really rousing story of one of the best footballers ever, perhaps the best.

It has been a long time since she started painting boots for football players and among her customers are international footballers like Alvaro Pereira, Juan Manuel Salgueiro, and Paolo Guerrero.

“In Paraguay, I had needed to paint for players like Roque Santa Cruz, Christian Riveros, Pablo Zeballos, Derlis Gonzalez, Walter Gonzalez and William Mendieta, among others,” she remarked.

The artist also uncovered that artwork boots for Messi was a dream come true. “There came a period when I settled on the decision to attempt and send custom boots so they could become more acquainted with about my work.”

These boots were sent to Barcelona as a present for the player, they are completely hand-painted. The boots are motivated by the life of Messi, describing with pictures its history and how it was striving to achieve the best. From Paraguay with Love, for the world.” the craftsman clarified.

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