Lionel Messi turned 35 2 days back on 24th June. While this may be sad news for football and all around the world, the player celebrated his birthday along with many of his former Barcelona teammates like Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas along with some of the PSG stars as well.
However, one of the most iconic of the Argentine’s birthday celebrations has to be the one his national team did last year. The entire team broke into the argentine’s room at midnight to wish him a happy birthday and give him presents. Argentine even went on to win the Copa America that year.
Lionel Messi is set to stay at PSG to see out his contract
After a disappointing first season at the Park de Princes, many rumours surfaced of the Argentine star wanting to call it quits with his new club. After 21 years in Barcelona, Lionel Messi was forced to leave Barcelona after the club couldn’t afford his huge salary.
However, Lionel Messi has since decided that he will not return to Barcelona this summer and stay with PSG to help them finally achieve the European glory they so much dream of.
At 35, Lionel Messi is still arguably the best player in the world. He proved that with the national team recently, winning the Finnalisma and then scoring 5 goals in one match against Estonia. His stats over the years prove just how good the player is.
At the club level, in 809 career games, Lionel Messi has scored 681 goals while providing an astonishing 317 assits. He is one of the highest-scoring players in football history and the highest assist provided in football history.
With 7 Ballon D’ors, over 40 trophies won overall, and countless records to his name, there is no arguing that Lionel Messi is one of the best players to ever grace the football pitch.