Lionel Messi's Eldest Son Wins First Trophy and Levels up With Ronaldo's Son

Lionel Messi's Eldest Son Wins First Trophy and Levels up With Ronaldo's Son

Isaac Darko
updated at February 20, 2024 at 6:00 PM
In this article:
Lionel Messi logo
L.Messi
Inter Miami CF logoFArgentina logo
Cristiano Ronaldo logo
C. Ronaldo
Al Nassr FC logoFPortugal logo
Inter Miami CF logo
Club Internacional de Futbol Miami
United States
27
Inter Miami CF Academy
Al Nassr FC logo
Al Nassr
Saudi Arabia
32
  • Lionel Messi's eldest son wins silverware with Inter Miami U12
  • Thiago Messi helped Inter Miami's youth side to a trophy
  • It is the youngster's first title since he moved to the States

It appears that we're on the cusp of a new era.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both enjoyed illustrious careers, arguably making them the greatest players the sport has ever seen.

However, as both legends approach the twilight of their careers, it's time for the torch to be passed on.

Thiago Messi, Lionel Messi, Inter Miami, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo Junior
Thiago Messi was crowned champions of the ‘Weston Cup and Show,’ a Sub-12 tournament. Photo by @Intermiamicfhub
Source: Twitter

While discovering a worthy successor may take time, the solution might be closer than expected.

Thiago Messi wins maiden silverware

Messi's eldest son, Thiago Messi, seems to be following in his father's footsteps, recently celebrating his first trophy win with Inter Miami's U12 team.

In a video shared on social media, the youngster was spotted jubilantly celebrating with his teammates as they secured the U12 league title, marking a significant milestone in his young career.

Prior to joining Inter Miami, Thiago had been seen training with PSG's U12 squad before his father's transfer to the United States.

Ronaldo Junior wins trophy with Al-Nassr

Thiago's triumph comes just weeks after Cristiano Jr.’s first title in Saudi Arabia alongside Al Nassr’s junior side.

While Thiago may be starting his journey, Cristiano Jr. has caught the attention of some of the top clubs in the world, playing for the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Juventus’ junior squads.

Though it might be premature to assess the duo, fans hold high hopes for them, given the legacy of their fathers.

However, their recent championship victories serve as undeniable proof of their abilities, and with two of the finest mentors guiding them through their journey, Thiago and Cristiano Jr. have limitless potential ahead of them.

Messi apologises to Chinese fans

Sports Brief also reported on Messi apologising to Chinese fans after his no-show in Hong Kong.

The Argentine star failed to play in Inter Miami's exhibition match against a select Hong Kong XI.

Fans demanded a refund from organisers after Messi didn't see a minute of action due to injury.

Authors
Isaac Darko photo
Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)