Who is Jorge Messi? Facts about Lionel Messi’s father

Jorge Messi

Who is Jorge Messi?

Jorge Messi is well-known as the father of Argentine icon and former Barcelona player Lionel Messi, who currently plays forward for Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team and is regarded as one of the all-time greatest players.

Jorge Messi: Bio Summary

Full nameJorge Horácio Messi
Date of birthJanuary 1, 1958
Age 65 years old
Place of birthArgentina
Birth signCapricorn
Famous asFather of Lionel Messi
ParentEusebio Messi, Rosa Maria Pérez
Nationality Argentine
SpouseCelia Maria Cuccittini
Children’sMaria Sol Messi, Matias Messi, Lionel Messi, Rodrigo Messi
Grandchildren’sThiago Messi RoccuzzoMateo Messi Roccuzzo, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo


Jorge Messi was born on January 1, 1958, in Argentine to his parent  Eusebio Messi, and Rosa Maria Pérez. He gained fame as the father of legendary Argentine footballer Lionel Messi. He is the great-grandson of immigrants from Catalonia and the northwest Adriatic Marche region of Italy. He has both Italian and Spanish ancestry.

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Jorge is 65 years old.


Jorge Messi was a manager for the steel industry when Lionel was a young boy. His son was coached by him on the Grandoli neighborhood football team starting at the age of four. 

Although Jorge Messi had long been a devotee of the game, he made his first official step into coaching at the neighborhood Grandoli club, where young Leo had his first games.

Jorge coached his son Messi at the local team, Grandoli before he joined Newell’s Old Boys.

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Summary of Jorge Messi’s Relationship

Jorge Messi and Celia Maria Cuccittini tied the knot as a married coup, but the actual wedding date is unknown.

Jorge Messi and his wife Celia Maria Cuccittini were blessed with four children. Three sons and a daughter, they are Lionel Messi, Rodrigo Messi, and  Matías Messi, and a daughter named Maria Sol Messi.

He has three grandsons from Lionel Messi, named; Thiago Messi, Mateo Messi, and  Ciro Messi Roccuzzo who were born to Lionel and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo. 

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Jorge Messi assisted his son in selecting his next path of action.

The Barcelona star, 34, was informed on Thursday night that he would be leaving the team due to financial constraints that prevented the signing of a new deal.

The shocking information marks a new phase in the remarkable career of the record-breaking six-time Ballon d’Or winners.

PSG has been suggested as a potential next move, and talks with the French juggernauts are apparently already underway. Manchester City will do everything in its power to get Messi back together with Pep Guardiola, his footballing idol. But off the field, his 63-year-old father, a former employee at a metal foundry in Rosario, Argentina, is his biggest inspiration.

Before he joined Newell’s Old Boys, Jorge Messi coached his kid for the neighborhood team Grandoli.

Jorge arranged for his son to have a trial in Barcelona when the prodigy had hormone injections for a condition that caused him to grow slowly.

When Lionel was 13 years old, the family relocated to Spain after he impressed coaches and it was decided the club would cover his medical expenses.

Jorge explained to Kicker in 2013 that “(Leo) always obeyed what I said to him as his coach.”

“He still acts the way even today. I’m now 25 years old, a man, and the best player in the world, but he has never told me that.

“After the match versus Madrid the other day, I spoke to him about a few things. I remain the same as a parent as I was when I served as his Grandoli coach.”

Bio of how he supports his son Messi to achieve his career

Before it was clear right away that Leo had a natural talent for the game, he played his first few matches with the neighborhood Grandoli club. Jorge, a football enthusiast, was there coaching and guiding his son.

The most well-known club in Rosario, however, Newell’s Old Boys, soon contacted them.

By the age of 10, Messi had a growth deficit disorder and required costly therapy. Even though the Messis weren’t poor, the £900 hormone injections were out of their price range.

Even though young Leo was by this point beginning to gain notoriety as a result of a page lead in Rosario newspaper La Capital in September 2000, Newell’s Old Boys were unable to provide funding for them as well.

Soon after, Lionel and Jorge vanished for a few weeks, leaving his school and anyone outside the family in the dark about their whereabouts.

Newell believed he had gone to Buenos Aires and signed for a rival club, while another vicious rumor suggested he had hepatitis.

The truth was, they were in Catalonia on a trial with Barcelona. He dazzled coaches at La Masia Academy but wasn’t offered a deal straight away.

Messi returned to Rosario when Jorge organized another trial with the famous River Plate to put the squeeze on Barcelona.

Finally, in the presence of then-Messi family advisors Josep Maria Minguella and Horacio Gaggioli, a deal with the Spanish club was signed on a napkin.

The pair returned to the Catalans reportedly £ 120,000 per year richer, and more importantly, Messi could receive the hormone treatment he needed.

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