In the football world, there is no other name that resonates more profoundly than Lionel Messi. The Argentine maestro turned 36 on Friday and his fans have taken the social media by its head. From montages to his childhood pictures, millions of fans have shown their admiration for the little magic man.
After the win against France in the nightfall of Doha to lift the World Cup, Lionel Messi has itched to being one of the greatest to ever grace the game. From Barcelona to Paris, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has won everything that football has to offer. Since announcing himself to the world by scoring an El-Clasico hat trick in 2007, he has not looked back.
Messi turns 36 today
It is no rocket science to understand how good Messi has been over the past decade. The sheer brilliance he displays on the pitch outclasses his statistics. From top-bin free kicks to running down the wings, the Argentine number 10 can do it all. Leo Messi is celebrating his first birthday after his heroics in Qatar where he not only led his team to global triumph but also became the only player to win the golden ball twice at the World Cup.
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Over his illustrious career, La Pulga has played a total of 875 club games while finding the net 710 times and providing 339 assists. The departure of Argentina’s number 10 from his former club PSG sent shockwaves across the globe. After his against-the-odds move to Inter Miami, the American footballing world cannot wait to watch the Albiceleste’s captain in the MLS.
When will Lionel Messi join Inter Miami?
Many fans believed it was only right for Lionel Messi to retire at the club that made him great, FC Barcelona. The dire financial situation and the disputed Barcelona hierarchy had something different in their mind. Although their prayers were not heard, fans across the globe are eagerly waiting to see Lionel Messi play on American soil.
The managing owner of the club Jorge Mas mentioned that the deal has been stuck with Messi but there are finer details yet to be discussed. Many reports suggest July 21st is the date when the world will get to see Leo play his first match in Inter Miami colours.
With every passing day and Messi itching closer towards retirement, the fans don’t want to miss any opportunity to watch the maestro perform magic on the pitch. Well, European football is surely going to miss one of its proudest sons and hope to see him again. As the world celebrates Messi’s 36th birthday, let us be grateful for having watched all the unimaginable moments he has produced.
Happy Birthday, Leo Messi!