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Messi to make his debut at Madame Tussauds London

He may have made his debut against Espanyol in October 2004 and gone on to achieve numerous accolades ever since, including the enviable tag of the world’s best player but Lionel Messi is making his debut all over again - this time as a waxwork in London’s famous Madame Tussauds venue.

To further celebrate the jam packed summer of sport, the world famous wax museum has found enough space to accommodate the biggest of footballing talents.

Sculpted by waxwork enthusiast Jim Kempton, the London-based Messi will be draped in his iconic red and blue striped Barcelona jersey whilst being freeze framed conducting his signature goal celebration.

There are already a range of famous football faces at the Marylebone-based museum including Pele, David Beckham and Messi’s arch footballing genius in Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine will join this stellar cast in the so-called interactive sports zone.

Madame Tussauds London PR manager Nicole Fenner said: “We are excited to confirm Messi’s inclusion in our interactive sports zone.

“As one of the top footballers of this generation our visitors are constantly requesting his figure and of course we are hoping that later this week he will be named the best player in Europe for the second year running.”

If you would like to see the waxwork of Messi or any others in the impressive collection at Madame Tussauds, prices are £15 for adults and children (4 to 15 years) when you pre-book at

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