Lionel Messi, protagonist in the new Cirque du Soleil show

11 Octobre, 2018, 22:05 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Lionel Messi teams up with Cirque du Soleil to produce show about his life

The life of Lionel Messi will be the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show in 2019.

"Cirque du Soleil is a family favourite of ours".

Cirque du Soleil said on their website that they were thrilled to confirm the link-up with Messi, 31.

"The show will celebrate Messi's legacy in Cirque du Soleil's signature way, highlighting the rich culture that makes this sport the most popular worldwide", the company announced on Wednesday.

Messi is the latest global entertainer to be honoured by the Montreal-based circus company, following in the footsteps of previous shows about Michael Jackson and The Beatles.

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Messi is a five-time Ballon d'Or victor and has won four Champions Leagues with Barcelona, where he has spent his entire playing career.

The Argentina and Barcelona star will be collaborating with Cirque du Soleil, PopArt Music and Sony Music on the show, which is expected to debut in 2019.

"I have no doubt this show will amaze people as their shows always do".

For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. "As a world leader of live entertainment, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is becoming the go-to creator of original content and experiences for the world's top brands", says Jonathan Tétrault, President and Chief Operating Officer at Cirque du Soleil.

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