Lionel Messi has teamed up with Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil to bring to life a shsow about his passion for football.
The television show will be about Messi’s 'life and passion for football' to be released in 2019
Messi who is now 31-years-old is married to Antonella Rocuzzo and has three children, Thiago, Mateo and the latest addition Ciro.
Cirque du Soleil are a Canadian entertainment company with French relations and are the partners chosen by Messi to tell the story of his career.
The Messi show which is expected to be performed on stage by Cirque du Soleil acrobats and performers.
Messi announced his partnership wearing a Cirque du Soleil shirt in a post on his official Instagram account which saw him do keepy-uppys with the nose of a clown.
He then posted further details with a picture of himself to explain the affiliation.
“I am honoured to announce my partnership with @CirqueduSoleil for the creation of a brand-new show in 2019 based on my life and the passion for Football, “ a message on his Instagram account said.
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Me siento honrado de anunciar la creaci#emo#w7M=##n de un nuevo show del @cirquedusoleil durante el 2019, basado en la historia de mi vida y la pasi#emo#w7M=##n para el f#emo#w7o=##tbol. #MessiCirque /// I am honoured to announce my partnership with @CirqueduSoleil for the creation of a brand-new show in 2019 based on my life and the passion for Football. #MessiCirque
The show about Messi is expected to be made available to stages that Cirque holds shows which includes cities such as Montreal, Las Vegas and Tokyo, London and New York City.
Messi's upcoming show about the life of a high profile personality is not the first to be done by Cirque du Soleil as they previously staged similar shows about Elvis and Michael Jackson.
Messi is regarded as the best player of all time by several footballers and a story about is life gathering attention shows that he possesses a high cross-cultural appeal.