Lionel Messi continues trend of questionable fashion decisions


Oh, Lionel Messi. It’s possible we at the FOX Soccer Blog just aren’t fashion-forward enough to understand what’s going on here. Or, perhaps whatever deity blessed you with the uncanny ability with a football neglected your sense of fashion.

Not a bad trade, in our opinion, but this latest ensemble has us wavering. Messi received his 2013 Golden Boot award on Tuesday, donning a jacket that looked more like it belonged on a washed-up rock star than a transcendent soccer god.


Now, we’re all prone to the occasional fashion disaster, but Messi seems to have made a habit of iffy choices. For example:


Messi rocked this polka-dot number earlier this year to the Ballon d’Or presentation.


A year prior, Messi opted to go with a softer look … ensconcing himself in velvet.

But it’s not all bad for the Argentine wonder. He got it right in 2011 when collecting the second of his many Ballon d’Or trophies.


Not too shabby, Leo. There’s still some hope.

(Images provided by Getty)


This is what Messi cleaning out his closet looks like…

imageLionel Messi’s brother Matias sent out this picture via Twitter on Thursday, showing his brother do a little winter cleaning at home. Got to do something while recovering from his nagging leg injuries, right?

Sprawled out on the floor are four (consecutive) Ballon d’Ors, a UEFA Best Player in Europe award, two Golden Boots (of the three he’s won), individual winner’s trophies for his six La Liga titles, three Champions League crowns and two Copa del Reys, and various Super Cup silverware.

Decent collection. All that’s missing is a World Cup!

Matias apparently loves basking in his younger brother’s glory, as he also tweeted out this fun infographic comparing Leo’s incredible trophy haul to that of you-know-who:

Notice how Matias’ own trophy haul has strangely been left off the graphic?