More kids have been named after Lionel Messi than ever before after the football superstar led Argentina to World Cup victory.
Many people are eager to celebrate the 35-year-old’s major achievement. For example, his hotel room in Qatar is going to be turned into a museum.
The PSG star is also in for a political career if he wants to, with many of his compatriots ready to vote for him to become the next president.
But some people in the country have decided that waiting for the election is too long to glorify the man who led their country to glory. After the World Cup final, the birth rate of children named Lionel increased by 700% compared to the previous monthly data.
Many predicted that some sort of “Baby Boom” might occur some nine months after the victory over France.
Messi was born a year after Argentina last won the World Cup, with Diego Maradona having a huge impact in Mexico.