The Argentina kit man is forced to make 650 Lionel Messi shirts every time the team meet for international matches

ARGENTINA produces 650 Lionel Messi jerseys each international break.

It’s because everyone is so eager to get their hands on the shirt of the greatest player of all time.


Emi Martinez (centre) revealed how many Lionel Messi shirts Argentina produced for international matchesCredit: Getty

From players to staff to sponsors, there is no shortage of interest and Messi would leave a lot of people disappointed if he handed out just his match-worn shirt.

And his Argentina teammate, Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez, was curious to know exactly how many shirts had been made.

Martinez said on Amazon Prime Video: “One day I asked how many Messi shirts they had to make per game and they told me that between 200 and 300 for everyone who asked for them.

“We played two internationals and they made 650 ready-to-wear Messi shirts.

“Sponsors, players, staff, technicians, everyone wants one. It’s a Messi shirt.”

The Paris Saint-Germain store has probably also been busy since the summer with fans eager to buy a Messi top.

But sales may have taken a hit after PSG’s Champions League exit at Real Madrid with Messi the recipient of loud boos against Bordeaux on Sunday every time they touched the ball.

Both he and Neymar were scapegoats after the loss to Rio Ferdinand, also claiming their egos were partly to blame for the Bernabeu loss.


Cesc Fabregas has come to the defense of his former teammates, suggesting some football fans have short memories.

But following Messi’s early Champions League exit, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo breaking football’s all-time goalscoring record with a hat-trick against Tottenham, Piers Morgan says there’s only only one true GOAT.

He points to Ronaldo’s goalscoring record this season, with his 18 goals in all competitions easily surpassing Messi’s seven.

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