Argentine football star Lionel Messi becomes a dad again

 Argentine football star Lionel Messi has added two-time dad to his long list of honors, after his girlfriend gave birth to a son, relatives announced.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 11, 2015, 21:23 PM IST
Argentine football star Lionel Messi becomes a dad again

Buenos Aires: Argentine football star Lionel Messi has added two-time dad to his long list of honors, after his girlfriend gave birth to a son, relatives announced.

Mateo Messi was born Friday in Barcelona, the athlete`s brother wrote on Twitter.

"Mateo has just been born, he is beautiful," Matias Messi wrote.

"We`re savoring this moment of happiness."

Messi, 28, and longtime companion Antonella Roccuzzo are already parents to a toddler son, Thiago, who turns three later this year.

Considered among his sport`s most prodigious talents, Messi last month was voted UEFA`s best player in Europe for 2014-2015.

The Argentina star -- who won the Champions League, Spain`s La Liga and Spanish Cup with Barcelona -- claimed the award for the second time.