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Q: Does Lionel Messi have an Adidas football boot named after him?

AYes he does, the boot is simple named the "Messi". Lionel Messi is currently the most important footballer that Adidas sponsor - previously it was Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham - and is perhaps the greatest footballer that Adidas has ever sponsored; Adidas' great rival Puma sponsored Pele, much to Adidas' chagrin. Due to the success of Barcelona FC - the only club side Messi has played for - and the amount of FIFA Ballon d'Or awards he has won (a record five times) Adidas has certainly backed the 'right horse' by sponsoring Messi from a young age. Adidas began to release a football boot named after Messi when he first won the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010. Adidas typically release a new Messi boot every year and have also designed a unique logo for Adidas Messi products; the only other footballer that Adidas has done that for is David Beckham. The Messi football boot has included the following technologies: messiGAMBETRAX stud design; messiTOUCH X-ray surface; 3D synthetic leather upper; flexible traction outsole; and the synthetic BRAVO upper.