Lionel's brother Matias broke the news of the arrival of Mateo via Twitter. His mother shared a photo of him gripping her finger via Instagram the day after his birth.
His father returned from the US to Spain to be with him when he was born.
His parents have known each other since they were five years old.
He has brothers named Thiago and Ciro.
Latest information about Mateo Messi updated on June 14 2021.