Argentina will retire Messi’s no.10 jersey forever after he retires

  • January 1, 2024

The president of Argentina’s football association said that Lionel Messi’s famous No. 10 shirt will be taken away “for life” when he stops playing. An amazing career was capped off last year when Messi helped Argentina win the World Cup after 35 years of waiting.

“This number 10 will be retired for life in his honor, it’s the least we can do for him,” said the president. Messi played his first game for Argentina as an adult (18 years old) in 2005, but he was sent off after only two minutes. It was a terrible start to his career. In 2008, he won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing. However, until 2021, the great Barcelona player could not lead his country to the same level of success he was having with his club team.

After almost 18 months, he added the World Cup to his list of accomplishments. In that time, he led Argentina to their first big title since 1993: the Copa America. Messi is getting ready for his first full season with Miami since moving to Major League Soccer (MLS) in the summer. He is still captain of his country, even though he will be 37 years old in six months.

Source: Daily Mail