JThe argument will probably never be resolved as to who is the GOAT, but Messi has certainly entertained fans around the world for a decade and a half.
With a few years still ahead of him, there's no doubt that Leo is setting his sights on breaking a few more records. Well, the ones he doesn't already hold.
Messi quotes from a few greats 🗣🔥
- "He is always going forwards. He never passes the ball backwards or sideways. He has only one idea, to run towards the goal. So as a football fan, just enjoy the show." - Zinedine Zidane
- "Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi." - Arsène Wenger
- "Messi does not need his right foot. He only uses the left and he’s still the best in the world. Imagine if he also used his right foot, Then we would have serious problems." - Zlatan Ibrahimović
Messi's ridiculous numbers for club & country 🤯
- 820 matches 🏟
- 671 goals ⚽️
- 285 assists 🥽
Messi's honours 🏅
- Ballon d’Or 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
- European Golden Shoe 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
- UEFA Champions League 🏆🏆🏆🏆
- La Liga 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
- Copa del Rey 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
- Spanish Super Cup 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
- FIFA Club World Cup 🏆🏆🏆
- UEFA Super Cup 🏆🏆🏆
The GOAT in action 🐐
What Lionel Messi birthday post would be complete without a look at some his mazy dribbles and iconic goals. Here's a top five from FC Barcelona's official Twitter account:
However, we can't sit and get nostalgic about the past for too long, because Messi's Argentina side is back from the dead and into the Copa America quarterfinals against Venezuela on Friday 28 June.
Will the great man add an international trophy to his collection?