Football icon Lionel Messi is now a father to three sons after his wife successfully delivered a day ago.
The Barcelona star confirmed the news on his Instagram where he announced the name of the newborn, Ciro, and that the mother and the baby had both come through with no issues:
“Welcome Ciro! Thank God everything went perfect. Mom and he are very well. We are super happy!”
Messi got married last year to his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo after 20 years courtship according to Daily Mail. They have two other sons: Thiago, his first child and second Mateo born in 2012 and 2015 respectively.
Lionel Messi is among the top players expected to light up the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.