The song “Muchachos” became an emotional anthem sung by Argentina’s supporters and players alike in the run-up to last year’s World Cup victory in Qatar. This is a song of past disappointments, unfulfilled dreams and salvation. ‘Muchachos’ inspired Lionel Messi and his Argentinian teammates to a tense final against France and is now synonymous with Argentina’s third World Cup trophy.
Ahora Nos Borvimo Fantastic Being
Cuero Ganal La Tercera
Quiero Ser Campeon Mundial pic.twitter.com/iGniCxuhqS
— FÚTBOL ARGENTINO 🇦🇷 (@TodaLaPrimeraA) December 5, 2022
A new version of the song was released by Inter Miami. Messi announces official contract with club. So how did the lyrics change and where did this supporter anthem come from?
En Argentina nació, y acá lo podrán ver 🎺🏠 pic.twitter.com/cttcLKzepc
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) July 15, 2023
The Athletic covered the origin of the song Shortly after Argentina won the 2022 World Cup.
The song’s origins can be traced back to Argentina’s victory in the 2021 Copa America after defeating eternal rivals Brazil 1-0 in the final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium. According to Argentina’s influential media “La Nacion”, “Muchachos” was written by a fan named Fernando Romero. After Argentina finally won their first major title since 1993, he responded to journalist Matias Pelliccioni’s Twitter request to “invent a witty song.”
Romero said on Twitter in September 2021, “I wrote this after the Copa America… If you like it, I’ll give it to you.” Romero sang the 2003 song “Muchachos, ‘esta noche me emborracho'” (Everybody’s drunk tonight) by Argentinian ska band La Mosca (The Fly).
Muchachos was born after the Copa America, but it wasn’t until last winter’s World Cup that it really became popular. La Mosca’s version of Muchachos was a hit. Of course, Argentina’s supporters are among the most creative football songwriters in the world, and “Muchachos” has become arguably one of the country’s most iconic fan chants of all time. Messi himself told Argentinian sports website Ole that the player is a personal favorite and a good choice for Inter Miami.
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Here’s the original version of “Muchachos”:
Diego and Lionel Tierra in Argentina / De los Pives de Malvinas Que Jamus Olbidale
I was born in Argentina.Diego and Lionel / A Land of Falkland Islands Boys You’ll Never Forget
No te lo puedo explicar, porque no vas a entender / Las finale que perdimos, cuántos años las lloré
I can’t explain because you can’t understand / Lost in the finals, I mourned them for a long time
The final demise of Marakana / The end of Brazkas in the final episode of Ganal Papa.
But now it’s all over, ’cause at the Maracana / We beat the Brazilian in the final
Muchachos, Ahora nos Borubimos, Hallucinator. Quiero Ganal La Tercera, Quiero Ser Campeon Mundial.
Boys, now you can dream again. I want to win the third (World Cup), I want to be the world champion.
Y al Diego en el cielo lo podemos ver / con Don Diego y con la Tota, alentándolo a Lionel
We can see Diego supporting Lionel alongside Don Diego and La Torta (Maradona’s parents) in heaven.
After Argentina beat France on penalties to win their third World Cup title, Messi’s teammates changed the tune to reflect their great achievement.
“Everyone, all that’s left to do is celebrate. We’ve earned three stars, we’re world champions. May Diego, forever rest in peace, with Don Diego and La Tota.”
Muchachos, Ahora Solo Kedah Festejal. Oh Ganamos La Tercera, Oh Somos Campeon Mundial. Y al Diego, le decimos que descanse en paz. Don Diego and Tota, live forever.“
Inter Miami supporters have been singing the song at the DRV PNK Stadium even before Messi’s official announcement, so the rework didn’t come out of nowhere. And after his collaboration with Inter Miami and La Mosca, ‘Muchachos’ now has three versions of him.
Here’s the Miami version:
He was born in Argentina and can be seen here. From Rosario to Miami, the road I longed for.
I can’t explain it because I don’t understand it. Emotions we are feeling today with our number 10 approaching.
But it’s all over. Leo is already here.
Thank you Barcelona. And thank you Paris.
Muchachos. A dream come true. Welcome Leo Messi.
This is your new home. La Familia, seen from the stands.
With our drums and flags.
Messi’s reveal on Inter Miami’s social media shows the 36-year-old superstar turning to the camera, with the Miami skyline in the background, wearing his new home pink kit. He folded his arms and said: See you in Miami. “
Shi Muchachos 📍 pic.twitter.com/8E3f9hb9VU
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) July 15, 2023
From Brazil to Qatar to the United States: Messi and Muchacho’s adventure continues.
(Photo: Lauren Sophon/Getty Images)