See This Childhood Pics of World Best Player Lionel Messi & Wife
The photo, showing the pair with other children including one of Messi’s team-mates, was taken in January 1998. Messi was playing in a youth football tournament in the nearby city of Balcarce.
Antonela, who was about to turn ten and was already a close friend of the footballer, had travelled to the area with her parents to see her cousin Lucas Scaglia – one of Messi’s team-mates.
Antonela’s parents were among the mums and dads who took the youngsters to Punta Mogotes during a day off from the boys’ football tournament.
But Messi’s mum and dad Jorge and Celia stayed in their native city of Rosario, an eight-hour drive away.
But it is going viral on social media after the work of a La Capital journalist tracking it down and publishing it.
The paper said it had taken three years to uncover the snap.
Several members of its editorial team tried to find a photo of Messi in Mar del Plata, a famous resort which most Argentinians visit at some point in their childhood.
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