Lionel Messi’s 3 kids: Meet Mateo Messi, Thiago Messi, Ciro Messi

Mateo Messi

Who is Mateo Messi?

Mateo Messi is best known as the son of Lionel Andrés Messi, an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Inter Miami and captains both the club and the Argentina national team. He is Widely recognized as one of the greatest players ever.

Mateo Messi: Bio Summary

Full nameMateo Messi Roccuzzo
Date of birthSeptember 11, 2015
Age 8 years old
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Sex Male
Famous as Son of  Lionel Messi
ParentLionel Messi, and Antonela Roccuzzo
GrandparentCelia María Cuccittini, Jorge Messi, Patricia Roccuzzo, Jose Roccuzzo
Great GrandparentCelia Oliveira Cuccittini, Antonio Cuccittini, Eusebio Messi, Rosa Maria Pérez
Siblings Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo


Mateo Messi was born on September 11, 2015, in  Barcelona, Spain to Lionel Messi, and Antonella Roccuzzo. Mateo Messi Roccuzzo turns 8 years old in 2023, he is quite a celebrity in his own right. Lionel Messi was 28 years old when he and his wife gave birth to Mateo Messi. He is the second born to his famous parent. He has two other siblings named, Thiago Messi and Ciro Messi Roccuzzo. His father, Leo Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Inter Miami and captains both the club and the Argentina national team.

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Mateo Messi is 8 years old as of 2023.

Bio of Messi’s Career

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional football player who plays forward for Inter Miami. He is also the current captain of both Argentina’s national team and Inter Miami. As a result, he is typically regarded as the best player in the world. Many consider him to be among the greatest footballers of all time.

Messi was chosen for the 2020 Ballon d’Or Dream Team. He has won seven Ballon d’Or awards and six European Golden Shoes. Messi holds the record for the most appearances for Argentina and is the nation’s all-time leading scorer.

At the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, he also won the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe, and at the 2008 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal at the Olympics.

He is the youngest Argentine to play and score in a FIFA World Cup and advance to the Copa América final, Messi created history in 2006. Messi changed his mind after declaring his retirement from international play in 2016 and led his team to World Cup qualification in 2018. He won the 2021 Copa América in addition to the Golden Ball and Golden Boot awards.

Lionel Messi led Argentina in winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup over France in Qatar.

Messi won his second senior-level trophy when Argentina overcame Italy 3-0 with the help of two assists from him and the Player of the Match award.

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Lionel Messi children: Meet Mateo Messi, Thiago, Ciro

Messi and Roccuzzo, childhood friends who reconnected in 2005, welcomed their first child, Thiago, in 2012. Mateo Messi, their second son, was born in 2015, and Ciro, their third son, was born in 2018.

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Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, 11

Messi and Roccuzzo became parents for the first time on November 2, 2012, when their son Thiago was born. Messi got his newborn son’s name and handprints tattooed on his calf shortly after his birth to show off his affection for him in a permanent way.

Messi has been honest about Thiago’s influence on his life, telling El Periódico in 2013 that “my son has changed my life more than the Ballon d’Or (awards) I have.”

After becoming a father, the soccer star’s objectives shifted: “When I look at life, think about each moment, when I evaluate every circumstance… Everything is different now.”

Despite his high-profile job, Messi’s life off the field is similar to that of any other parent, as he noted in a 2016 Sports Illustrated column.

Thiago, aged 11, began playing soccer at a young age and was previously a part of Barcelona’s academy, where Messi played from 2004 to 2021. A video of Thiago scoring a goal during his debut match with the team went viral in February 2020, and fans soon labeled him a young protégé.

Thiago presently plays for the Paris Saint-Germain academy, and as Messi explained in an October 2022 interview, he and his brothers adapted quickly to their new home in Paris.

“The boys were the best at adapting. It was the thing that frightened us the most, and it was also the simplest,” he explained in Spanish.

Thiago gave a wonderful gesture of support for his father ahead of Messi’s World Cup victory by penning down the lyrics to “Muchachos Ahora Nos Volvimos an Ilusionar,” as shown on his mother’s Instagram account.

Mateo Messi Roccuzzo, 8

Mateo, Messi and Roccuzzo’s second child was born on September 11, 2015. In a 2019 interview, Messi remarked about his middle son, “Mateo is very special, he’s always doing new things, things that grab your attention.”

While Messi describes Thiago as the “calm” sibling, he believes Mateo is more competitive than him. “Mateo is the same as I was when I was little, he doesn’t like to lose anything,” Messi said to Argentian journalist Sebastián Vignolo.

Though Mateo enjoys winning, Messi does not give his sons easy victories when they play soccer together – in fact, Roccuzzo had to tell him to “let the kids win” in a comical Instagram video she shared in April 2022.

Mateo’s competitive nature extends to his father’s soccer career. After Messi and his team were humiliated by Saudi Arabia in November, the sportsman told the media that Mateo fled the stadium in tears. “My family suffers the same as all Argentines, but we are happy and we are getting comfortable again because our progress now depends on us,” he explained.

In honor of Mateo’s seventh birthday in September, Roccuzzo shared a touching tribute on Instagram, characterizing her son as the family clown. “Crazy beautiful, with your batteries and energy recharged, always making us die of laughter,” she wrote in Spanish, beside a few photos of Mateo, one of whom was standing in front of a soccer net.

Ciro Messi Roccuzzo, 5

Ciro, Messi, and Roccuzzo’s third child was born on March 10, 2018. Messi has Ciro’s name and birth date tattooed on his calf, along with his brother’s name, and Roccuzzo has “Ciro” tattooed on her arm.

Ciro, according to Messi, is still building his personality. However, he is already modeling himself after his older brother. “He a lot copies Mateo, and they go against me a lot,” Messi stated in October 2022.

Messi told Sports Illustrated that the births of his three sons were “life-changing” when Ciro was only eight months old. “I’m overjoyed with the family we’ve been able to create,” he said in an essay for the publication.

However, there was one major goal he was still aiming for at the time: “Of course, nothing would make me happier outside of my family than to win my first World Cup with Argentina in 2018,” he wrote.

Only four years later, he won his first World Cup with all three of his sons by his side.

Roccuzzo celebrated the boy’s fifth birthday with a nice Instagram picture on March 10, 2023.

What is Mateo Messi’s net worth?

Mateo Messi is still a little child and doesn’t earn money on his own, but his wealthy father, Lionel Messi, is a well-known sports figure with a net worth of more than 620 million US dollars.

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