Sergio Busquets' match worn Nike Phantom VSN

Sergio Busquets' match worn Nike Phantom VSN

Sergio Busquets' modified Nike Phantom VSN

 Player name: Sergio Busquets Burgos
Country: Spain
Clubs: Barcelona
DOB: 16/07/1988
Position: Defensive midfielder
Height: 6 ft 2 in
"Positionally, he seems like a veteran with or without the ball. With the ball he makes what is difficult look easy: he disposes of the ball with one or two touches. Without the ball, he gives us a lesson: that of being in the right place to intercept and running just to recover the ball."
Johan Cruyff, 15 September 2008
This pair of Nike Phantom VSN were worn by FC Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets during the 2018-19 season in both La Liga & the UEFA Champions League. During this campaign Sergio lead the club to being crowned champions of Spain by winning La Liga and the Supercopa de Espana, as well as taking them to the UCL semi final and the Copa Del Ray final. Busquets made 54 appearances throughout the season, as captain, so was a major part in their success.
This particular pair were worn custom made by Nike for Sergio and feature some unique differences in comparison to the retail version. He is known for favouring traditional, classic soleplates regardless of which model he is wearing.
With this pair being custom, they were made to Sergio's exact specifications in the famous "Athlete Services" factory in Montebelluna, Italy, where Nike make their top players' boots. This pair feature the MB logo on the left shoe inner sole.
On the instep area of each boot Nike have personalised them for Busquets by adding family members' names - Elena being his partner, with Enzo & Levi being Sergio's children. Touches like this are not made publicly available. 
Above: Sergio captaining Barcelona wearing this pair in their UEFA Champions League tie with Inter Milan at the Camp Nou stadium.
There are noticeable wear marks on the lace covers of the boots. The right being dirtier than the left due to him being predominantly right footed. The left lace over has a slight pull on the material from match use.
Above: Sergio wearing this pair of Phantom VSN's vs Atletico Madrid in the La Liga tie at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
The soleplate of this pair has been modified with a classic Tiempo Legend plate. The conical studs may suit his playing style more than the aggressive retail version Phantom VSN soleplate. The studs have been made clear/transparent, so that they are not picked up by TV cameras.
There are no size labels inside due to their custom nature - this pair are truly unique and one of a kind! 
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