Football fans around the globe and the people of Argentina were delighted to celebrate the birthday of five times Ballon d'Or winner and the skipper of Argentina football team, Lionel Messi. Messi is undoubtedly a legend born in the modern era, he is a hero for millions around the world. He is a source of inspiration and budding footballers look up to him. Lionel Messi turned 32 and netizens extended love and regards to the striker and wished him a ‘Happy Birthday!’
Here are some of the wishes of the netizens to Messi:
A fan from Kerela even went to an extent as to wait an entire year to marry just so that he can share the date of his wedding with Messi's birthday.
Messi's potential was quickly identified by Barcelona as he played with a local team. At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, which is a medical condition in which the body does not produce enough growth hormone. To bag his talent Barcelona FC offered to pay for his treatment and then Messi's family moved to Europe. He made his debut in the 2004-05 season and broke the La Liga record by becoming the youngest footballer to play a league game. He also became the youngest player to score a La Liga goal.
Messi has achieved immense success. However, the only title he has hasn't etched his name on is the FIFA World Cup. The 2022 Football World Cup will probably be Messi's last and the G.O.A.T. will look to bring it home.