Leo Messi is 27 today. The Barça number 10 will be celebrating his birthday with the Argentinean squad as they prepare for Wednesday’s final World Cup group game against Nigeria.
Messi has spent more than half of his life as a Barça player – having joined the Club as a 13 year old, making his first team debut at the age of 16. His career at the Camp Nou has taken him to the heights of the game to become the world’s best player, setting many records, including the Club’s leading ever goal scorer, overtaking Paulino Alcántara this season with 381 goals in 466 games.
With Barça, Messi has won 6 League titles,3 Champions Leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 2 European Super Cups, 6 Spanish Super Cups and 2 World Club Cups. He has also won the Ballon D’or four times as the World’s Best Player four times- in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as the Golden Shoe as Europe’s top goalscorer in 2009/10, 2011/12 and 2012/13.