Pictures: Lionel Messi is building a house shaped like a football 9 years ago

Pictures: Lionel Messi is building a house shaped like a football

We know that Messi likes his football, but he seems to be taking it so far as to build his house in the shape of one

If we had a big pile of money and could make our house in the shape of anything we wanted, we'd probably choose to have it in the shape of a house, but not Lionel Messi. He's decided that he wants the shape of the thing that made him so rich, a football.

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But that's not all. While the structure itself is round and football-ish, the rest of the ground that it sits on looks like a football pitch in two halves from above (it is a game of two halves, after all), and with the structure at the front included, it also looks like it makes the shape of the number 10.

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For the Spanish speakers out there, here's the architect, Luis de Garrido talking about his plans for the house, and the symbolism behind it, with a few more of the design shots that they've mocked up for Messi.

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It certainly is an ambitious project, and while it might make the house more difficult to sell on if Messi decides he doesn't like it in a few years, he can at least claim that he was making a structure in the shape of a Ballon D'Or to wind up poor aul Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Hat-tip to 101GreatGoals for the video

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