No other modern-day footballer has been labelled the ‘best ever’, more times than Lionel Messi! He has a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards for the ‘Best Football Player’ globally and a record five European Golden Shoes for scoring the most goals in a year. In 2016, the Football icon was appointed the Expo 2020 global ambassador, supporting Expo’s goals to leave a lasting impact on the path of human progress, build a better future and commit to positive change. In their latest campaign, he’s shown celebrating diversity and togetherness by volleying a football to people in different parts of the world. Check it out:
Lionel Messi’s heartwarming message about Football
Alongside the campaign, Lionel Messi shared a message about how the world can succeed by working together, as a football team does. He said, “A football team can only succeed by working together, and the same is true of humanity. When people from different nations, cultures and backgrounds come together we can better address global challenges and create a brighter future for generations to come.”
More than 6,000 footballs to be given in this campaign
In line with their aim to facilitate collaboration and strengthen ties within communities, while spreading happiness, Expo 2020 will be giving out 2,020 durable footballs to children in Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, totaling 6,060 balls.