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Lionel Messi bestowed with ultimate honour, Argentina set to retire number 10

Lionel Messi bestowed with ultimate honour, Argentina set to retire number 10

Argentina is set to confer the ultimate honor by retiring the iconic number 10 jersey when Lionel Messi decides to conclude his international football career


In football, certain numbers hold significant symbolism, and none more so than the number 10, especially when it comes to the Argentinian national team. This number has been symbolic, from the iconic Diego Maradona to the contemporary legend Lionel Messi, representing a unique legacy.

Wearing the number 10 signifies a player’s status as a star and a leader on the pitch. Throughout football history, notable players who adorned this number became pivotal leaders for their teams. In a special tribute, Argentina is poised to retire the number 10 jersey in honour of Lionel Messi, who has played a crucial role in realizing the nation’s football dreams.

In Argentinian football, the number 10 carries profound historical weight, particularly its association with legendary figures like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. This iconic jersey signifies not only exceptional talent but also leadership and a pivotal role in the national team’s success. In a remarkable tribute, Argentina plans to retire the number 10 jersey upon Lionel Messi’s international retirement, recognizing his extraordinary contributions to the sport.

“When he decides to hang up his national team boots, his number 10, once worn by Maradona, will be retired, ” AFA president Claudio Tapia announced according to MARCA.

Argentina bestows ultimate honour, set to retire number 10 after and when Lionel Messi decides to hang his boots

Following Argentina’s recent World Cup victory in Qatar, AFA president Claudio Tapia announced the official retirement of the number 10 jersey. This decision honours Messi’s exemplary career, which boasts 180 appearances, 106 goals, and achievements like the 2021 Copa America title and the pinnacle of his international journey – the 2022 World Cup championship. This triumph cements Messi’s place among football’s most revered legends, alongside Maradona and Pelé.

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