The new must-have footballer's accessory? A photo with Niall Horan
One Direction singer Niall Horan is the man of the moment when it comes to posing with footballers.
The Mullingar native shared his excitement at meeting living legend Lionel Messi after Barcelona's match against Athletic Bilbao at the weekend.
"Great day at the Barcelona game," he wrote on Twitter.. "INCREDIBLE to meet the best footballer in the world. @leomessi, what a guy!," he added with a photo of the two of them equally star struck and posing for the camera.
And if that wasn't enough, he also met Leymar, who declared himself a fan of the boybander.
It seems as if most of One Direction were catching up with international footballers as Harry Style was also pictured with Robbie Keane, his wife Claudine and their son Robert Jnr in LA earlier this week.
"Robert & @Harry_Styles in the Bel Air hotel.. What a lovely guy, made Roberts evening.. Cxx," she wrote on Twitter.