Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Some fading to the rear #10
Size: Adults Small
Chest Measurement: 35-37 Inches / 90-95 CM
Colour: Red & blue
Player: Lionel Messi
Patches: La Liga
Official Nike Barcelona home football shirt from the 2008/09 season. Complete with Messi #10 on the back of the shirt in official lettering, and original La Liga patch on the sleeve.
Condition of this vintage football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Some fading to the rear #10 (see photos).
Upon Ronaldinho's departure from the club, Messi inherited his number 10 jersey. During the season he placed second in the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year award with 678 points and third in the 2008 IFFHS World's Best Playmaker Award for the second consecutive year, also placing second in the 2008 Ballon d'Or behind the winner Cristiano Ronaldo, once again.
Messi scored his first hat-trick of 2009 in a Copa del Rey tie against Atlético Madrid which Barcelona won 3–1. Messi scored another important double on 1 February 2009, coming on as a second-half substitute to help Barcelona defeat Racing Santander 1–2 after being 1–0 down. The second of the two strikes was Barcelona's 5000th league goal. On 8 April 2009, he scored twice against Bayern Munichin the Champions League, setting a personal record of eight goals in the competition.
As Barcelona's season was drawing to a close, Messi scored twice (his 35th and 36th goals in all competitions) to cap a 6–2 win over rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu in what was Real's heaviest defeat since 1930. He won his first Copa del Rey on 13 May, scoring one goal and assisting another two, in a 4–1 victory over Athletic Bilbao, finishing the competition with 6 goals and 2 assists.
He helped his team win the double by winning La Liga, scoring league 23 goals and providing 11 assists that season. On 27 May he helped Barcelona win the Champions League by scoring a second goal in the final during the 70th minute, giving Barcelona a two-goal lead; he also became the top scorer in the Champions League, the youngest in the tournament's history, with nine goals, also setting up five more in the competition that season.
Messi also won the UEFA Club Forward of the Year and the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year rounding off a spectacular year in Europe. Barcelona had won the Copa del Rey, La Liga and Champions League in one season; the first time a Spanish club had ever won the treble. The all-star attacking trio of Messi (38 goals), Samuel Eto'o (36 goals) and Thierry Henry (26 goals) scored exactly 100 goals between them in all competitions during the club's historic treble year.
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