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For his 100th selection for Italy, defender Leonardo Bonucci received a personalized pair of Nike Phantom GTs.
At 33, Leonardo Bonucci has a career rich in success and trophy. Considered one of the best defenders of recent years, the Juventus player took advantage of the international break to cross the symbolic milestone of the 100th selection with the Italian national team. Now eighth most used player with La Nazionale, Bonucci received a special gift from his equipment supplier Nike. A pair of custom Phantom GTs.
A custom Phantom GT for Bonucci
In addition to his Lotto period at the start of his career, Leonardo Bonucci is a loyal supporter of Nike Football. In the past, we have known him for example with the Magista, the Hypervenom and today, he embodies the last Phantom GT in its low version. A brand loyalty to the comma which seems fully rewarded since for the match of his 100th selection against Northern Ireland, the defender did not wear the Phantom GT in the last blue color of the Spectrum pack but a unique version and unpublished. On a white basis, Nike has indeed imagined a pair in tribute to his career with La Nazionale. In addition to the date of his first selection (March 3, 2010) and that of his 100th (March 25, 2021), we find an entirely blue heel stamped with the Italian flag and the mentions LB19 (his jersey number) and the number 100.
In a period when Nike is losing many of its ambassadors, honoring its historical players is also a great way to show that while the young generation is important in preparing for the future, iconic players remain a showcase.
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