100-Year-Old Argentina Fan Writes Down Every Goal Messi Scores – The Soccer Legend Finds Out and Sends Tear-Jerking Message
“I always followed you and I will follow you. Until the end, I will walk behind you.”
Argentina is a country that loves its football – and one of its best players: Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi has the most goals of any active footballer in history with over 750 senior career goals and the most ever by a player for a single club. With a record seven Ballon d’Or awards,six European Golden Shoes, ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles and four UEFA Champions League titles, Messi has reached a historic level of fame that few sportsmen have ever known. He has become an international icon, transcending the world of football to become an inspiration to fans around the world.
Messi’s Biggest Fan Has Inspired Many With His Dedication
One of Messi’s biggest fans, 100-year-old Argentina Don Hernan, watches every game and logs each and every goal that Messi scores using paper and a pencil! Hernan’s grandson, Julian Mastrangelo, posts photos of this dedication online. Some of these incredible shots have now been shared thousands of times and made Hernan an internet sensation!
The Argentinian football supporter watches Barcelona’s six-time Ballon d’Or winner as often as he can, writing down every goal Messi scores. If he has to miss a match, he calls his grandson to ensure he never misses one of Messi’s goals.
In a world of stats and data, Messi imparts a valuable lesson to those who keep them…celebrate each big moment!
Messi Gave Back in a Big Way and Gave His Biggest Fan an Unforgettable Moment
The famous Argentinian is known for giving back to his fans in a big way, whether with full-page newspaper ads or signing autographs during training sessions. After hearing of the incredible devotion of this special centenarian, Lionel Messi responded to Hernan via video, and the gesture made national headlines in Argentina. His video message of hope included:
“Hello Hernan. Your story (has) reached me. It seems crazy to me that you have been recording my goals (and) in that way, and that is why I wanted to send you a big hug and thank you for what you do, for all your follow-up work.”
The video of the conversation was posted on Mastrangelo’s Instagram, showing the sweet exchange. After watching Messi’s personalized video, a teary-eyed Hernan said, “I (have) always followed you and I will follow you. Until the end, I will walk behind you.”
Humility can inspire any person – anywhere in the world, of any level of fame or economic status. Give back to those who deserve it!