Even though Lionel Messi is a national hero and a World Cup champion in Argentina. His image won’t be on any currency there.
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Lionel Messi face will not be appearing on bank notes
Lionel Messi may be a World Cup winner and national icon in Argentina, but his face will not be appearing on bank notes in his homeland. World Cup glory savoured in Qatar All-time great completes medal collection Wild celebrations in South America WHAT HAPPENED?
WHAT OCCURED? Following a stunning win against France in Qatar 2022, there had been talk that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner will become even more famous by having his image printed on Argentine currency. Several fictitious photographs of Messi appearing on a 1,000 Argentine peso bill appeared on social media.
THEY SAID: “There is no truth to this,” said Fernando Alonso, senior manager of communications and community relations of the Banco Central De La Republica Argentina (BCRA), to BOOM. The work agenda does not include this subject.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: While Messi’s image may not appear on bank notes. Additional murals honouring the Paris Saint-Germain forward’s accomplishments in the Middle East have begun appearing in Argentina. In these murals, Messi emulates the actions of fellow World Cup champion Diego Maradona from 1986.
THEN WHAT? As he nears 100 goals for his country and vows to continue playing for his country after winning the World Cup. Messi is anxious to add to his medal haul with the Albiceleste. Which already includes victories in the Copa America, Finalissima, and the World Cup.
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Leo Messi, also known as Lionel Andrés Messi
He is an Argentine professional football player. Who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. His Spanish name is Lionel Andrés Messi. Messi, who is recognised as one of the best players of all time. He has won a record seven Ballon d’Or awards, a record six European Golden Shoes, and was selected for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team in 2020. He spent his entire professional career with Barcelona. Retiring from the team in 2021 after winning a club-record 35 trophies there, including 10 La Liga championships, seven Copa del Rey championships, and four UEFA Champions Leagues.