Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will be the favorite to win 2018 Ballon d’Or award. The Portuguese scored 15 goals in 13 matches to help the Los Blancos lift their 13th UEFA Champions League crown. Mohamed Salah could’ve challenged him this year but he went out early on with a shoulder injury. Lionel Messi will obviously be a contender but he failed to inspire Barcelona in Europe. The focus is on personal museums today. We want to take a closer look at current and former stars with places where you can go and see everything about their careers.
5. Johan Cruyff Museum
Johan Cruyff is a celebrated Dutchman in every sense but the City that has shown real love to the former great is Barcelona. He helped them win their first Uefa Champions League title in 1992. He trained players like Ronald Koeman (Holland Coach), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Luis Enrique (ex-Barcelona Coach) among others in a team called ‘The Dream Team’. He is credited with the introduction of ‘Tiki-Taka’ football in Barcelona, a system that is still in use to date.
The Museum is located at El Born district of Barcelona. It has all his famous shirts, trophies, boots, contracts and casual wear among others.
4. Diego Maradona Museum
Location: Buenos Aires- Argentina
Alberto Perez, a collector is the owner of the museum located in Diego Maradona former home. The former forward helped Argentina lift 1986 World Cup. He also won a number of Copa America titles with the Selecao.
In the club level, he started off at Boca Juniors then went on to play for Spanish giants Barcelona and Italian side Napoli. All his success showcased in the museum including his first ever contract.
“We raised Diego in Argentinos Junior … We can’t forget what Diego meant for the club and for the neighborhood. At the world level, they know us because of him,” said the proud collector.
3. Lionel Messi Museum
Location: Barcelona- Spain
German footwear giant Adidas opened a mini-museum in the center of Barcelona in honor of the Legend of the City and Club Lionel Messi. The mini-museum called ‘’Museo Adidas & Messi’’ includes a store with all merchandise related to the footballer e.g shirts and boots.
Fans shopping at the store have a chance to visit the second part of the museum where they can see the five Ballon d’Or awards the Argentine has won, all awards, trophies, famous jerseys and boots among other memorabilia used by the star over the years.