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Three-Day-Old Thiago Messi Already Signed On As Member Of Newell’s Old Boys

By Chris Wright

This banner was unfurled during Newell’s Old Boys’ game against Godoy Cruz on Sunday intimating that, after just three days on this planet, Lionel Messi’s newborn sprog Thiago has already been registered as a member of the clubs’ supporters group, thus becoming member/socio no. 2881152…

Messi Snr took his first footballing steps with Newell’s back in 1995 before buggering off to Barcelona five years later at the age of 13, therefore the fans retain a special place in their collective heart for their prodigal son and, it would seem, their prodigal son’s prodigal son.

For those wondering what ‘leproso’ is all about, Newell’s Old Boys’ delightful nickname is ‘The Lepers’ because – and we have Wiki to thank for this – they once played in a charity match to raise funds for a leprosy clinic back in the 1920s and the name stuck.


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By Chris on November 5th, 2012 in Barcelona, South America. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Three-Day-Old Thiago Messi Already Signed On As Member Of Newell’s Old Boys”

  1. Torquay Tit-Head says:

    Wow, I never knew Gabe Newell had his own football club.

  2. Ike says:

    Thanks for explaining what Leproso was all about!

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