27. June 2011 10:05
The premier football festival of the summer is about to get underway. To coincide with this summer's Copa America in Argentina, Icons are giving away one of the most sought after pieces of footwear in the world today. We're offering an Adidas football boot, officially signed by the greatest player in the world today, Leo Messi, to fans of Icons on Facebook, followers on Twitter and subscribers to our newsletter.
All you have to do to is to answer this simple question:
Who will win the 2011 Copa America?
Email your answers to email@example.com by July 23rd to be in with a chance of winning. And remember, the winner will be selected from followers of Icons on Twitter, fans on Facebook and subscribers to our newsletter. So what are you waiting for? Good luck!
Terms and Conditions
Entries must be submitted by July 23rd
Entries must 'Like' Icons on Facebook, sign up for the Icons newsletter or 'follow' Icons on Twitter
A winner will be picked at random from all of the entries
All entrants will be added to the Icons' Newsletter mailing list
The prize will be despatched within 28 days of the competition's close.
16. June 2011 12:38
Icons have been conducting exclusive signing sessions with Leo Messi since 2006. The season before Leo had made his debut for Barcelona and at the end of the 05/06 season he was part of the Champions League winning Barcelona squad, but didn't actually play in the Final against Arsenal. Here's a photo from our first signing with Leo, as you can see we've improved our photography skills over the years!
Icons have now done five signings with Leo and seen his meteoric rise to become widely acknowledged as the best player in the world. Here are some of the signing photos from the various sessions we've had with him.
Barcelona April 2008
Barcelona April 2009
Barcelona September 2009
Leo was a little busy in 2010 playing in the World Cup and scoring 47 goals for Barcelona so we were delighted to meet up with him again in May 2011. Amazingly Leo was able to fit a signing session in with Icons in the week leading up to the Champions League Final at Wembley. Despite the chaos caused by the ash cloud we pulled off the signing with the world's number one player, just before he reminded everyone of his talents in the final.
Such is the popularity of Leo we sold out of his signed Barcelona shirts in 17 days. Another record broken by Leo. This is on the back of winning his third Champions League, his fifth La Liga title and becoming the first man to top score in the three consecutive Champions League seasons.
At the end of the 2011 season he had scored 53 goals in only 55 games and seems destined to be crowned World Player of the Year for the third time this December. What a player and what an icon.
Sign up to the icons newsletter to be the first to hear of future signings with Leo. He only signs for us and we know he values the faith Icons had in his talents back in 2006. Long may this successful relationship continue.