Great honor for Harper Beckham: The daughter of soccer icon David Beckham was allowed to step onto the lawn there on Friday evening in Fort Lauderdale in front of 20,000 spectators at Lockhart Stadium hand in hand with superstar Lionel Messi as a child to walk in. The offspring of the Inter-Miami co-owner beamed from ear to ear, as numerous pictures show. Only the slight height difference between the 1.70 meter tall Argentinian footballer and the Beckham daughter looked a bit strange.
Papa Beckham and Mama Victoria Beckham sat in the front row at the edge of the field and of course oversaw the goings-on on the lawn. Incidentally, football was also played. Miami won the quarter-finals of the US Leagues Cup 4-0 against Charlotte FC. The captain Messi personally contributed a goal in the 86th minute.
Word of Messi's move to the MLS club Inter Miami has gotten around to many celebrities: rapper Diddy, his producer colleague DJ Khaled, Latin pop star Rauw Alejandro, singer Camila Cabello, tennis star Serena Williams, basketball have all appeared -Legend LeBron James, singer Gloria Estefan, actor Fisher Stevens, musician Marc Anthony and even Kim Kardashian at the stadium. Asahd, DJ Khaled's son, has also had the honor of stepping onto the pitch as a walk-in child alongside Messi.
After a mixed two years at Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi moved to the MLS in Miami on a free transfer a few weeks ago and signed a contract there until the end of 2025 for a reported annual salary of around 50 million euros. The reigning world champion had his sportingly most successful time with FC Barcelona, with which he was able to win the Champions League four times. Messi has won the Ballon d'Or for World Player of the Year a total of seven times.