Leo Messi is tossed into the the air by his teammates. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Lionel Messi is 28 years old. To commemorate the date, we take a look back at a series of videos showing the Barça striker's best moments, his most amazing exhbitions of skills, and his earliest moments at FC Barcelona.

1. The Leo Messi Story. A report by the Barça TV program Porta 104 about Messi's beginnings at the Club.


2. On 6 March 2004, in a match against Mataró at the Miniestadi, a young 16-year-old Argentine made his debut with FC Barcelona's B team, which won 1–0. Messi, who played all 90 minutes, gave a preview of what he would later exhibit at Camp Nou andaround the world. Interestingly, Messi had already debuted for the first team in a friendly with FC Porto five months earlier, on 16 November 2003. His official debut would come the following autumn, on 16 October 2004, at Espanyol.


3. In another report on Barça TV's Porta 104, the program takes a look back at Messi's first official appearance in a piece entitled, "The Day Number 10 Debuted."


4. One of Messi's most memorable goals. A wonderful work of art against Getafe at Camp Nou on 18 April 2007.


5. The most fascinating videos of Messi's ball skills.


6. How the best player in the world warms up before a game, published on 4 March 2014.


7. Messi versus Real Madrid. From his amazing assists to his classic goals, complete with commentary and reactions from renowned sportswriters.


8. Leo Messi is also an Atlético Madrid specialist. A video to remember some of his goals against the Red-and-Whites.


9. Messi rewrites football history with an unprecedented four consecutive Ballon's d'Or in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.


10. Messi's goals in Spanish Cup Finals. Not only did he score in the latest edition of this competition, against Athletic Club Bilbao, but on other occasions as well. Here are the ones from previous Copa del Rey title matches: