Many footballers have made their mark not only in performance and scoring of goals, but also in celebrating them, and their fans across the world have emulated these methods of celebration.
Among these are Argentine stars, Lionel Messi, captain of Barcelona and the Argentina national team, who raises his fingers to the sky after every goal he scores with a Barca or “tango” shirt.
This celebration has a sad history that goes back to his grandmother Celia, who died in 1998 and did not witness his shine on the stadiums and his transformation into one of the best players in football history.
After each goal, Messi raises his hands to the sky and guides him to his football-loving grandmother who was the first to support him to continue playing the popular first game.
Although all these years have passed since his departure, he insists on commemorating her in this “iconic” celebration.
It should be noted that Messi – who tops La Liga’s scorers’ list this season with 23 goals – is Barcelona and Spanish League’s all-time scorer, and his country’s historic goal, as well as the second-best. Champions League scorer after traditional rivals Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.