“On this day in 1987, a GOAT was born” reads a post on twitter as fans across the world celebrate Lionel Messi on his 33rd birthday.
Unarguably, Lionel Messi is one of the greatest the sporting world has ever seen and deserves all the encomium being showered on him today. Messi has won numerous team and individual trophies and continues to remain the force behind Barcelona’s surge both in domestic and European competitions.
Since his debut for Barcelona senior team in 2004, Messi has gone on to win every trophy there is to win at club level. He has won the league title 10 times, six Copa del Rey trophies and four Champions League titles.
He has also won the prestigious Ballon d’Or crown a record six times, one ahead of closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
🔵🔴 Happy birthday, Lionel Messi! 🥳
Celebrating its best player ever, FC Barcelona posted a video on its twitter handle with the caption: “Today we are swapping for ‘GOAL OF THE DAY’ for an even better video because the best in the world deserves the best celebrations. Happy Birthday Leo #Messi.”
Today we are swapping for 'GOAL OF THE DAY' for an even better video because the best in the world deserves the best celebrations.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 24, 2020
Popular Sports Pundit Gary Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Happy 33rd Birthday to Lionel Messi. He is reaching the twilight of his astonishing career. 722 games and 699 goals for a player that is creative and unselfish for others as he is prolific and deadly in his finishing. We’ll miss him when he is gone. Enjoy him while we can.”
Happy 33rd birthday to Lionel Messi. He’s reaching the twilight of his astonishing career. 722 games and 699 goals for a player that is as creative and unselfish for others as he is prolific and deadly in his finishing. We’ll miss him when he’s gone. Enjoy him while we can. 🐐
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 24, 2020
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— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) June 24, 2020
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