Photo: Lionel Messi
The world premiere of Alex de la Iglesia’s documentary about Argentine soccer great Lionel Messi is set for next Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.
The film includes new footage shot in Buenos Aires and Messi’s hometown of Rosario as well as images, video and audio that go back to the future superstar’s childhood, production company Mediapro said.
Messi, who turned 27 this week, won the Ballon d’Or as the world’s best soccer player four years in a row and in 2012 set a new record for most goals in a calendar year.
He has scored four goals in three matches for Argentina in this year’s World Cup, leading the squad into the knockout stage.
Signed by FC Barcelona at the age of 13, he joined the club’s first team 10 years ago and is already the storied franchise’s all-time leading scorer, with 371 goals in 453 appearances.
The film, “Messi,” features interviews with some of his Barça teammates, Argentine national coach Alejandro Sabella and Messi’s compatriot Diego Maradona, regarded as one of the best ever to play the game.