If you had to name the greatest thing about Argentina, what would it be?'
You’ve certainly got a lot of choice. The Andes mountains, Ladislao Biro – inventor of the ball point pen, gauchos, writer Jorge Luis Borges, the tango, Eva Peron, rugby player Hugo Porta and Maradona to name but a few.
However, in current football terms, if you were asked the same question, chances are many of you would plump for Lionel Messi.
We’ve got a pair of the Argentine international’s Adidas F50’s, signed by the young superstar and ready to go to a new home.
To enter this great competition all you have to do is purchase any item from the Footy Boots Shop and your name will automatically go in the hat.
There’s no minimum price rule, and the competition is open up until 10th December 2008.
And, if you feel the need to go back and make further purchases, your name will be entered in to the competition as many times as you flash the cash.
Lionel Messi Fact File
Born: 24th June 1987
First club: Grandoli – coached by his father
Health: At 11 was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency
Spain: Left Argentina for a new life in Barcelona after the club guaranteed to pay his medical bills
Debut: 16th October 2004 v Espanyol
Number 10: Inherited Ronaldinho’s number 10 jersey after the Brazilian left for AC Milan
International debut: Sent off after just 40 seconds after coming on as a second half sub versus Hungary on 17th August 2005
Olympics: Was a gold medal winner in Beijing after Argentina beat Nigeria in the final 1 – 0. In front of a 90,000 crowd at the Birds Nest stadium, Messi set up the winner for Angel Di Maria
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