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Happy 30th Birthday to the legend, Lionel Messi! {June 24, 1987}

“I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.”

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“I’ve never stopped being Argentine, and I’ve never wanted to. I feel very proud of being Argentine, even though I left there. I’ve been clear about this since I was very young, and I never wanted to change. Barcelona is my home because both the club and the people here have given me everything, but I won’t stop being Argentine.“

— Happy Birthday to Lionel Andrés Messi!

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Happy 29th birthday, Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini! (June 24, 1987)

There is no player in world football who inspires more confidence in his devotees than Messi with the ball at his feet. It’s money. Even if a goal doesn’t happen, something good is going to. Bet the house on it. It’s those quiet moments that we, and he, become as vulnerable as he seems to be, and it’s at those times that confidence well and truly becomes the game that it is, the fleeting thing that dominates, that controls and alters.”–Kevin Williams

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  1. Messi’s first goal - May 1, 2005 assisted by Ronaldinho
  2. Messi becomes top goal scorer (370) for FC Barcelona - March 16, 2014 assisted by Iniesta
  3. Messi becomes top goal scorer (71)  in Champions League - November 25, 2014 assisted by Rafinha
  4. Messi becomes top goal scorer (252) in La Liga - November 22, 2014 assisted by Neymar Jr.
  5. Messi becomes top asisster (106) in La Liga - February 15, 2015 assist to Neymar Jr.
  6. Messi’s latest goal - March 8, 2015 also making him the player with the most hat tricks in Spanish history (32) as well as in La Liga (24)