For more than a decade, Grandfather Hernan Mastrangelo, nicknamed “Nello”, had a habit of recording all of Lionel Messi’s goals in a handwritten notebook.
In a video clip shared by his grandson Julian on social media, he introduces his grandfather as Messi’s biggest fan, and shows handwritten papers indicating Messi’s goals, along with the date of the match and the name of the opposing team, for more than 730 games in total, a record that Nilo has meticulously kept for years. .
In the details, the legend of Barcelona and the Argentine national team learned about the story of Grandfather Nilo after the efforts of his grandson Julian to deliver the video, and the famous star did not hesitate to send a video of thanks to the loyal fan.
Julian showed his grandfather the message of Lionel Messi, who was moved by the message of his beloved player and at first did not believe what he was seeing.
Messi said: “Hello Hernan .. I heard your story, it seemed to me crazy that you were scoring goals in this way, even I did not keep my goals record like you did, so I wanted to send you a big hug and thank you for what you are doing. See you later and bye.” .
After watching the video, Nelo replied: “Thank you for seeing you face to face. Thank you Messi for what you’re doing.”
And the century-old fan continued: “The joy was great… I don’t know how to express it.”
Nelo’s story began with scoring goals in 2010, when he read a number of the famous “El Grafico” magazine, whose cover bore the image of the Argentine star.
In that edition, a report highlighted Messi’s 200 goals, when Messi was only 23 years old, when the cheerleading grandfather decided to score all subsequent goals.