Paris Saint Germain forward, Lionel Messi took to his Instagram story recently to celebrate the 62nd birthday of his mother Celia Cuccittini.
To mark this year’s edition of her mother’s birthday, the former FC Barcelona forward shared a picture showing when he posed beside the celebrant. In the picture, Lionel Messi and Celia Cuccittini posed next to a swimming pool in an environment that looks like a hotel premise.
There is however a possibility that Messi and his mother took the picture when the 34-year-old PSG’s recruit visited Rosario, his hometown in Argentina for the 2021 Christmas holiday.
Recall that after Lionel Messi featured in PSG’s league game against Lorient which ended in a 1-1 draw on December 22, 2021, the football star was permitted to travel to Argentina for the Christmas holiday.
Unfortunately for the Argentina international, he contracted the dreaded coronavirus while enjoying his holiday. Hence, he had to stay back in Argentina a little longer. Afterward, Messi returned to Paris to continue with his recovery process.
After weeks of being sidelined due to the coronavirus infection, the record seven times Ballon d’Or winner returned to action on January 23, 2022, against Reims. Messi was introduced into the game that ended 4-0 in favor of PSG in the 63rd minute.
Even though Messi played for about 30 minutes, he could not score as his goals drought in French Ligue 1 continues. Recall that since he joined the club from FC Barcelona in August 2021, he has managed to score just a goal in 12 league appearances.
Before the game, Lionel Messi spared some time to wish his mother a happy birthday. Unlike last year that the football star made a proper Instagram post to celebrate his mother’s 61st birthday, this year, the Argentine football icon decided to settle for a post on his Instagram story.
On the picture he used to mark his mother’s 62nd birthday, Messi wrote in Spanish: “Happy birthday ma!! Love you”.
What we know about the extended family of Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is the third child out of four children of Celia Cuccittini and Jorge Messi. Despite his position in the family, he is inarguably the richest and the most celebrated member of the household.
Before money and fame, Messi’s mother worked in a magnet manufacturing workshop. While his father was a steel factory manager. But now, they are enjoying the fruits of Messi’s highly successive football career.
While Celia Cuccittini is always in Argentina managing the home front, Jorge Messi who is also often in Argentina serves as the footballer’s agent. Hence, he has the job of closely monitoring the progress of his son’s football career.
Though Messi’s parents are known to be from Argentina, it is understood that Messi’s father is of Italian and Spanish descent, a great-grandson of immigrants from the northcentral Adriatic Marche region of Italy and Catalonia. On the other hand, his mother is said to be of Italian descent.
Apart from Lionel Messi, the other three offsprings of the extended family are Maria Sol Messi, Rodrigo Messi, and Matias Messi.
As for Messi, he is currently married to his childhood sweetheart Antonela Roccuzzo. They both have three children – Mateo Messi Roccuzzo, Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, and Ciro Messi Roccuzzo.