November 2nd, 2012

Hip, Hip, Hooray: Leo Messi Wins The Golden Boot, Becomes A Father

antonella roccuzzo baby pregnant son gave birth delivery

Image: Twitter.

Cheers to Lionel for having a helluva stretch of good fortune – first he was named the 2012 Golden Boot Winner, and now he’s a first time father following the birth of his son, Thiago!

argentina international forward cristiano ronaldoExcused from Barcelona’s morning training session to be by his lovely-locked WAG, Antonella’s side, the 25-year-old Argentina forward effectively ended that random baby photo‘s solid monthlong run around the rumour mill by confirming his son’s arrival via Facebook.

In a recent interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Messi said he was looking forward to becoming a father: “I’m prepared for Thiago’s arrival, it is very exciting….It makes you think of things in a different way. You can no longer just think about yourself, you think about him, and how you hope he doesn’t have any problems.”

Congrats to the couple and their naturally inclined nutmegger*!

*He’s destined to follow his father’s path one way or another, so we’re accepting such outlandish internet rumours as 100% fact.

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28 Responses to “Hip, Hip, Hooray: Leo Messi Wins The Golden Boot, Becomes A Father”

  1. ere to support my team, and Rod is a total legend! Also it's so nice to read all the nice comments about Celtic, I am so proud of them! Not only that i cannot believe i got to see Barca! Bringing

  2. xoWinnie says:

    congratulations! hope the little tot takes after her in all things aesthetic! just saying, dont' hurt me! *ducks*

  3. Diana says:

    Congratulations to Leo and Antonella! I´m so happy for them.
    I hope that Thiago will have the freedom to choose his own path in life…Can´t help thinking Thiago vs. Cristiano Jr on the pitch though….

  4. Anita says:

    Congrats to Messi and his gf. He'll make a great Dad.

  5. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Awww, he looks so happy! ¡felicidades!

  6. anon2 says:

    Congrats to Leo and Antonella! Thiago is going to be most love and spoiled baby in the world (not just from him parents :P ) So happy for them!

  7. xxx says:

    That doctor (or whatever he is) looks super sexy!! Oh and of course, congrads to the happy couple ;)

  8. OhDear says:

    Congrats to both of them!

    Man, Leo Messi has the perfect life. When God blesses someone, he really blesses them.

  9. mery says:

    congtrats leo and anto!! :) what a wonderful offspring to the world of we have thiago and cris jr, whoa next 20 years can be seriously anticipated!

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  11. Kristina says:

    Glory halleluja! Great news! I'm so happy everything went well, and for Leo and Anto to finally get to hold their baby boy. Me too can't wait for the Barcelona Bubba Parade this season ;) .

  12. Leya_S says:

    Que lindo!!! Felicidades!
    I'm so excited for them, I wish them all the best and I know their son will be happy and healthy!

  13. chay says:

    Congrats to one of my fave footballers and to his beautiful woman! May his new little bundle of joy be blessed with good health and a lot of happiness!

  14. LaYoYa says:

    Congrats to this amazing couple I love Leo since I was 18 and now I'm 24 sooo that´s a long time being his fan. It's so obvious that he is going to be an amazing dad

  15. Gladys says:

    Congrats to the lovely sweet family (especially to Antonella– Leo may have a tough job on the pitch but she had the toughest job of all there in that delivery room).

  16. woohoo says:

    I wonder why they named him Thiago? Isn’t it it more of a Brazilian name? I guess we will find out soon

  17. Melaniee. says:

    i learned something very interesting.
    so cristiano is 869 days older than messi and now cristiano jr. is 869 days older than thiago!
    life is full of little coincidences :)

    Oh and congratulations to leo & antonella! i cant wait for the baby parade at the end of the season now :)

  18. Loninha - Brasil says:

    Congratulations, she is very talented!

  19. tammyv says:

    that is great… Congrats

    though I really wanted it to be a surprise girl… think of the star-crossed lovers tab stories of her with Jr.

  20. iram1982 says:

    What wonderful news for him! I saw the pic of his baby too and he's adorable :) great year for him

    • anon2 says:

      there isn't a pic out of Thiago. Both those pics (assuming we've seen the same ones) are random babies that people just decided were Thiago Messi. They're cute but not him. :)