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"Before" Picture: Dolce & Gabbana Signs Barcelona FC's Lionel Messi

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Consider this the "before" photo of Lionel Messi, one of the world's best footballers (a.k.a. soccer players). Messi, who currently plays for Barcelona, has just signed on to exclusively wear Dolce & Gabbana at all official occasions—starting with the Golden Boot Gala last month. “We are very happy to link our name to that of a great champion such as Leo Messi," Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said in a statement. "Talent is innate, but it’s the passion and the sheer will we see while he plays that have elevated him to the highest level of worldwide football.”

We say: Dolce & Gabbana? Not a bad wardrobe for a 23 year old.
· Dolce & Gabbana [Official Site]
· FC Barcelona [Official Site]