Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo share bizarre birthday link

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo share a bizarre link in relation to their birthdays and those of their sons

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Lionel Messi's son, Thiago, was born on 2 November 2012 Photo: The Sport Review

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They may not be the best of friends off the pitch, but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo share a bizarre connection in relation to their dates of births and those of their sons.

The duo are widely considered to be the best players in world football and have both been short-listed for this year’s Fifa Ballon d’Or award – and a strange fact has revealed that the 869 days between Ronaldo and Messi’s births are also mirrored in those of their sons.

Thiago Messi was born on Friday 2 November 2012, while Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Junior, was born on 17 June 2010 – exactly matching the 869 days between their fathers’ dates of birth.

After his girlfriend Antonella Rocuzzo gave birth to Thiago, Messi wrote on his Facebook account: “Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son has been born, thanks to God for this gift! Thanks to my family for their support. Love to you all!”

Ronaldo was born on 5 February 1985, while Messi was born on 24 June 1987.


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