Leo Messi will have his own show at the Cirque du Soleil

The new show of the Cirque du Soleil promises to attract many football fans. Lionel Messi, the star of the Barcelona football Club and winner of five golden balls, will be the source of inspiration for the company's upcoming show . This has been announced by the footballer, 31 years, in his account of Instagram, who claims to feel "honored" by the proposal.

The Argentine aroused the curiosity of his more than 99 million followers last Tuesday, when he published a video in which he made touches with a small red ball and wearing a T-shirt with the logo of the Cirque del Sol. Finally, on this Wednesday afternoon, the Rosario has announced that the new show, to be released in 2019, will be based on "his life and his passion for football."

The company based in Montreal, Canada, has also launched social networks to confirm collaboration and to express that they are very excited to work with "The Legend of football." On its website, the company confirms a partnership with the American Music Company, Sony Music, to create an inspired spectacle "in the incredible talent and achievements of the football legend, which embodies the spirit and unique values of its sport."

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On the same platform has published a video in which Messi ensures that the show "will surprise everyone" and is very "happy" that one of the most famous circuses in the world is producing a show about him. "It's crazy, it's amazing that the Cirque du Soleil creates a show based on my life, my passion, my sport," the player added in a press release.

After paying homage to some of the best entertainment artists, such as the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Soda Stereo, the Cirque du Soleil has decided to change course and delve into the world of football for the first time. "We are convinced that giving life to Messi's legacy on stage will reach the public and will speak to all football fans. Together with PopArt music and Sony music, we have the opportunity to transcend the sport and present it in a totally new way to inspire the world, says Jonathan Tétrault, president and COO of the company.

Sony Music on the other hand, ensures that it is an "honor" to work on that project. "Leo Messi inspires the world with his outstanding talent not only in every game, but also with his human qualities. It is an honor for us at Sony Music to partner with the prestigious Cirque du Soleil and PopArt music in this fantastic project. We firmly believe that sports and art aficionados will enjoy this show all over the world, "says Afo Verde, president and CEO of Sony Music Latin Iberia.

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Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group had its beginnings in 1984 with only 20 street performers on the stage. Currently, the company has more than 1,400 artists, from almost 70 countries, who have been able to provide first-class shows to more than 190 million spectators in 60 countries.

Lionel Messi was born in Rosario (Argentina) on June 24, 1987. At its scarce 13 years, the player moved to Barcelona to join the children's team A, where he quickly stood out among his companions. Three years later he made his debut in the professional team and, through a path of goals and tricks of the striker, won a place in the history of the Spanish team. But Messi's achievements are not measured only in prizes (five golden balls, five golden Boots) nor professional titles (9 league championships, four from the UEFA Champions League and six from the King's Cup), but also in their contribution to social campaigns such as UNICEF ambassador and his own Leo Messi Foundation. A lifetime worth a show.

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