Lio Messi was born in June 24th, 1987, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. His grandfather arrived in Argentina in 1883. Brought up in a humble family, he is the son of Jorge Horacio Messi, a factory worker, and Celia Maria Cuccittini, a part-time cleaner. He has two brothers and one sister. As a child he played street football with his brothers Matías and Rodrigo. He was nicknamed 'La Pulga' because of his short stature. at five he starts playing in the Grandoli, a small team oh his neighbourhood where his father used to train.
He met his wife, Antonella Rocuzzo, when he was nine and she was eight; she was the cousin of his best friend. His firt son, Thiago Messi Rocuzzo, wasborn on November 2, 2012 in Barcelona, andMateo, his second son, on September 11, 2015.
He has his own foundation in charge of supporting children with limited resources to fulfill their dreams. He is an international ambassador for UNICEF.
Here is a video as UNICEF Ambassador:
By Gonzalo Alonso, Tomás Aristondo, Ignacio Badde, Francisco Barboza and Nicolás Martin