Lionel Messi, for many the best footballer in the history of the game, and Cirque de Soleil, one of the most prestigious circus companies in the world, have joined forces. They will release a show in 2019, with dates and venues yet to be announced, but it will be a world tour.
"Cirque du Soleil is a family favourite of ours," said Barcelona star Messi, 31.
"It feels both crazy and incredible that Cirque du Soleil will create a show based on my life, my passion, my sport. I have no doubt this show will amaze people as their shows always do."
The company are excited to work with Messi.
"We are thrilled to be working with such a living legend," said the president and COO of Cirque du Soleil.
"We are convinced that bringing Messi's legacy to life on stage will touch audiences and speak to all football fans."
Me siento honrado de anunciar la creación de un nuevo show del @cirquedusoleil durante el 2019, basado en la historia de mi vida y la pasión para el fútbol. #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
De momento, no sabemos los proyectos de Messi y el 'Cirque du Soleil' con este nuevo espectáculo, pero se espera que se pueda ver por América Latina, Estados Unidos, Europa y Asia, donde Leo Messi es todo un ídolo.