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“The world is 4.543 billion years old and we somehow managed to exist at the same time as Lionel Messi” – Football fans wish ‘greatest player of all time’ a happy birthday

One of the greatest footballers of all time, Lionel Messi, has turned 35 today (June 24) and fans have taken to social media to wish him a happy birthday.

Messi, who currently turns out for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), has had a fervent fan following since his initial days at Barcelona. It comes as no surprise then that he has been the subject of hundreds of wishes across social media.

One fan tweeted a photo describing how Messi has won 40 major trophies since his Barcelona debut, more than every club in Europe’s top five leagues, and wrote:

“35 years ago today, the greatest footballer in history was born. The rest is Messi.”

35 years ago today, the greatest footballer in history was born. The rest is Messi. https://t.co/Fc2iuu0cTd

Another user tweeted a quote from Spanish journalist Guillem Balague and wrote:

“’Imagine music without John Lennon. Art without Picasso. Football without Messi. The world would be quite different.’ Happy Birthday, Leo. #Messi #GOAT

“Imagine music without John Lennon. Art without Picasso. Football without Messi. The world would be quite different.”Happy Birthday, Leo.#Messi #GOAT #Messi𓃵 https://t.co/WDYWoWUdyw

One fan was thankful to exist at the same time as Messi despite the world being over 4 billion years old:

“The world is 4.543 billion years old and we somehow managed to exist at the same time as Lionel Messi. Happy Birthday to the best player in the world.”

The world is 4.543 billion years old and we somehow managed to exist at the same time as Lionel Messi. 🐐 Happy Birthday to the best player in the world. 💙🤍 #Messi𓃵 https://t.co/6xPEF5dCcl

Another user simply wrote:

“Happy Birthday Leo Messi. The greatest ever!”

Here are some of the best wishes from fans on social media:

Happy birthday to Lionel Messi. For many, the GOAT. The Copa America and Finalissima champion with Argentina. The record Ballon d’Or winner. An FC Barcelona legend. An icon of the world game. The achievements are never ending. Already 35 years old, enjoy him while you can. 🇦🇷 https://t.co/xCjKsftQsp

Happy Messi dayMost Ballon D’Or: Lionel Messi(7)Most Golden Shoe: Lionel Messi (6)Most Fifa the best: Lionel Messi (6)Most pichichi: Lionel Messi (8)Most IffHs playmaker award: Lionel Messi (4)3 international Trophy 🌺Happy 35th birthday boss #Messi𓃵 https://t.co/2XzyJFVwHO

Happy 35th Birthday to the Greatest Footballer of all time, Eternal Lionel Andrés Messi 🐐👑Here’s A THREAD on Messi’s incredible 35 (Thirty-five) career records: https://t.co/0ATGAKOGSO

Lionel Messi has turned 35 today. He played 775 games, scored 670 goals, and assisted 302 for FC Barcelona. The tweet would be too long if we get into his achievements. Happy birthday to the greatest player of all times. https://t.co/NNrMV5ebcv

Today, Tomorrow, 1 year, A decade… Even after thousands of years, this day will be remembered as the same as today, just because of the name – Lionel Messi. Happy Birthday G.O.A.T!❤🐐24.06.1987 – Eternity”#Messi𓃵 https://t.co/MG2ZmBAUWx

There’s nothing like ‘my GOAT’ or ‘your GOAT, it’s ‘The GOAT’ and that is Lionel Messi.Happy birthday to the god of football. 🐐❤️ https://t.co/juWCIjLsq0

Messi hasn’t been in action since scoring five times in an international friendly for Argentina against Estonia earlier this month. Astonishingly, he scored five goals in the match.


Lionel Messi will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest of all time

Lionel Messi’s stellar individual record and the major trophies he has won make him an undisputable candidate on the list of greatest footballers of all time.

Over the course of his club career, he has played 809 official matches, recording 681 goals and 317 assists. That amounts to a staggering 998 goal contributions at an average of 1.23 per game.

Messi also has a barely believable trophy cabinet. He has lifted four UEFA Champions League titles, 10 La Liga trophies, seven Spanish Cups and eight Spanish Super Cups. The Argentine has also won three UEFA Super Cups, three FIFA Club World Cups and a Ligue 1 title.

Lionel Messi has a tremendous record in the international arena as well. He has made the most appearances for Argentina with 162 and is their top-scorer of all-time with 86 goals. He currently ranks fifth on most international goals scored in men’s football. La Albiceleste’s skipper has also recorded 51 assists in those matches, making him their best provider of all time as well.

His major titles with Argentina include the Copa America and the UEFA-CONMEBOL Cup of Champions. Messi has also won the FIFA U-20 World Cup and an Olympic gold medal for his nation.

Individually, he has lifted seven Ballons d’Or, five European Golden Shoe awards, three UEFA Best Player in Europe trophies and two The Best FIFA Men’s Player awards.


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