Argentina’s financial governing body is looking forward to making Lionel Messi the first footballer to get his picture on the country’s bank note.
The governing body wants to put his picture on 1,000 pesos to honor him for bringing the World Cup, which they won after defeating France on penalties.
The reason the financial body wants to do this is because Messi’s number starts with 10. There are also suggestions that La Scaloneta, which is the nickname of manager Lionel Scaloni, will be inscribed on the back of the note.
Lionel Messi made history, and he is now the first player to win the World Cup, player of the tournament twice, and seven Ballon d’Or. Also, he is likely to get the eighth if he stays fit.
Messi had been celebrating Argentina’s victory, and he received a heroic welcome in his home town on Wednesday, with a lot of people standing in front of his house.
Hundreds of thousands of people were present and were chanting his name as the security guard led him to his house.
It was uneasy for him as he addressed the crowd and went into his apartment. Messi also assured the Argentina fans that he has decided not to retire and will play at the age of 39 for Argentina in the 2026 World Cup.
Lionel Scaloni wants to go to the 2026 World Cup with Messi. The tournament will take place in Mexico, Canada and the United States of America.
Who Are Lionel Messi’s Family Members
Antonella Roccuzzo, who is the wife of the player, had been their childhood sweetheart. Mateo Messi Roccuzzo is the first son of the family and also the eldest.
Thiago Messi Roccuzzo is the second born of the family. The third and last born is Ciro Messi Roccuzzo. Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge Messi, is also his agent. Jorge is 64 years old.
Messi’s brother is Mathias Messi, and in 2018, he was sentenced to prison for the possession of illegal firearms.
Lionel Messi’s mother is named Celia Mara Cuccittini, and she was present during the World Cup finals.
Rodrigo Messi is the elder brother of Lionel and is currently 42 years old. He is a millionaire and a sports businessman. Maria Sol Messi is the only female in their family and is 28 years old.