The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

The story of the captain's ribbon signed by Messi worn by a promotion player: "When they saw it they couldn't believe it"


Francesco Celeste, soccer player from Los Andes, played for Boca and is a friend of Leandro Paredes. Through him he reached number 10 in the National Team and today he proudly carries his memory.

Millions of Argentines ever dreamed of having

Lionel Messi

's signature on some garment or object.

It also happens to a soccer player from the Argentine promotion.

Francesco Celeste

, captain of the Los Andes club that currently plays in the First B of Argentine soccer, surprised the


club when he appeared with the

captain's armband signed by the star from Rosario


"I had told my classmates. But

when they saw it, they couldn't believe it

, the boys, props, everyone, took photos. The truth was something very nice," said Los Andes 10 when he showed the tape to his classmates.

Francesco has an extensive career in soccer, both locally where he passed through Quilmes, Nueva Chicago, Fenix ​​and currently in Los Andes, as well as internationally (Freamunde from Portugal, Potros UAEM and Siracusa from Mexico and Cartaginés from Costa Rica). .

But his beginnings were in the lower ranks of


, where he had the opportunity to meet

Leandro Paredes

, current world champion with the Argentine National Team, and with whom he forged a bond that went beyond football.

The ten of Los Andes, with the tape signed by the ten of the Argentine National Team.

Photo: social networks.


We met in Boca

. I arrived at the age of 9 and there we did baby, infantile, ninth, eighth, seventh until he went up to the First Division when he was very young, and when I went up to Reserve he came down to play with us. But since

I We met, we never parted

, we became very close friends," Francesco details in a chat with



The bond is so strong that it went beyond football.

So much so that the 10 of the


 is the godfather of Giovanni (6), the son of Leandro and Camila Galante, his wife.

And this relationship, which has endured over the years, was a key point for Celeste, nicknamed

'Light Blue'

by some partisan journalists so as not to allude to the club's greatest rival, Temperley, to wear Rosario's signature on her arm in every game. .

"The first date that we played at home, a fan gave the coach 'Buffalo Guillermo Szeszurak to send it to me. Just a Twitter page took a photo of him, it went viral on the networks and when Leo (Paredes) came, "My friend,

I accompanied him to practice and I took him the tape

. I asked him if he would make me sign it and

he made me sign it a few days ago on the property


quoted the experienced footballer born in Vicente López.

On other occasions, Francesco had the chance to meet the current captain of La



But this time, it was not possible.

He "he went into the locker room, had her signed and got her out again, but I couldn't be there. 

He did it in the locker room before practice


The Los Andes captain's ribbon featuring Lionel Messi's signature.

Photo: social networks.

A shiny ribbon.

On the outside it exhibits the image of Lionel kissing the long-awaited World Cup, the handwriting signature of the star from Rosario and the shield of the Lomas de Zamora team, which currently leads the Primera B table. But it has something even more emotional .

And it is the phrase: "Let them trust. This group is not going to let them down", said by the Argentine captain after the painful defeat against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup debut.

Those memories, like the tape, are forever, although the club must enjoy it in every game because Francesco made it clear that it remains for him.

"No, that tape remains for me.

It is used at the club and then I bring it home, for the family

. In a little box there will be a memory for life," said the soccer player convinced and excited.

Winning the World Cup is something difficult and wanted by everyone.

Longed for by all the teams in the world.

It would be a lie to say that, as the days, weeks, and years go by, there is no talk of obtaining the third star.

In the talk, Celeste stated that with Leandro

they talked about the historic title

won in Qatar.

Francesco Celeste and Paredes, a friendship forever.

Photo: social networks.

"The subject always comes up. It's a lifelong dream. The subject always comes up, we start talking and we say '

you did it, you did it,

'" says Francesco excitedly.

They also often talk about Messi and every time his name comes up in a conversation they always highlight his personality.

"He tells us that

he can't believe how normal, simple and common he is

. He always tells us about himself in the best way."

look too

With a great goal from Pavard and a saving Maignan, France prevailed against Ireland

Conmebol pays tribute to Messi and the world champions: "You have earned the respect of the world"

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-27

Similar news:

You may like

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.