Lionel Andres Messi was born on June 24, 1987. The Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish Club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team is the country’s national team’s captain.
He is ranked as the greatest sportsperson of all time.He is the first footballer to consecutively win four FIFA (ballons d’Or). Messi holds the record for being the first player to score most hattricks and also to be Champions League history by becoming the first player to score five goals in one match!
The SportsPro has certified and rated Messi as the most marketable athlete in the world. His style of playing is said to be similar to that of Diego Maradona. His stature and style is often compared to Maradona, who himself declared that Messi is indeed his successor! Also the Spanish press labeled Messi as “Messidona”.
In year 2010 he was ranked at the top of the world’s richest footballers and now in 2014 he is ranked second behind Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes’ world’s highest paid players list.
Throughout the years we have seen him triumphing on the biggest stages of the beautiful game. On his birthday we share with you this amazing video of Lionel Messi’s magisterial goals!
Watch the video below.