Barcelona star Lionel Messi celebrates his 30th birthday today. Messi was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. As a child, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. He moved to Barcelona at age 13, as the Catalan club agreed to pay for his treatment.
Since then, the Argentinian spent his days in Barcelona, became the first team member, captain and one of the greatest players of all time.
Messi has won dozens of titles with the club, was awarded numerous individual awards, most remarkable of which are his 5 Balon d’Ors. The list of his records and achievements is so long that they would require an entire book to talk about.
Happy Birthday, Messi !!!