Lionel Messi received a statue which will stand in the CONMEBOL headquarters next to the statues of Pelé and Diego Maradona.
Messi has a life size statue which was created as a tribute by CONMEBOL for the Best player in the world. The statue was unveiled as CONMEBOL were paying tribute to the Argentina national team.
Having spoken about all of the support and winning the World Cup, Messi also gave a speech after the statue was revealed. Here is what he had to say:
“This is really a lot. I had never dreamed nor thought about this, my dream was simply to enjoy what I liked when I was a kid. To be a professional football player and then do what I always loved in this life, which was to play football. And I always tried to improve myself, to want more and well, obviously I had a long way to go.
“I had many disappointments, many defeats but I always looked forward. I always wanted to go for a win, for a victory and that is the most important thing. To fight for your dreams, that everything is possible and to enjoy the ball, which for me and for us is the most beautiful thing there is.”