05/11/2012 10:25 GMT | Updated 05/11/2012 10:26 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo And Lionel Messi's Sons Have Same Age Difference As Fathers

Lionel Messi's son entered the world on Friday, and it has transpired that Thiago Messi was born 869 days after Cristiano Ronaldo Junior - the same age difference their fathers share.

The coincidence bodes well for the two little 'uns, whose fathers are widely regarded as the two best players in the world.


The two best players in the worlds

Real Madrid star Ronaldo Senior, 27, is two years older than Barcelona legend Messi, who was born on 24 June 1987.

Messi's long term partner Antonella Roccuzzo gave birth to Thiago on Friday while Cristiano Junior was born on June 17 2010 via a surrogate.