"Happy birthday Lionel Messi! Time flies so fast. Isn’t it?"
Whether we like it or not, this is life and all of our lovely soccer stars such as Messi approach the final years of their remarkable career one day. It is a fact that most of the soccer players retire somewhere around their mid-30s and unfortunately that is not far from our Argentinian star.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has mentioned earlier this year that he’ll stretch out his retirement for as long as he can.
Anyway today is a reminder for us to appreciate his talent and they joy he’s brought for us all through these years.
We have to mention that if the star wins the Copa America this month then even more people will agree that Messi has done enough over the course of his career to be labelled the best player ever.
Messi has scored 603 goals in 687 games for Barcelona and that is what makes him the club’s all-time leading goal scorer while César Rodríguez Álvarez is the second with 232 goals.
Messi is also Argentina’s record goal scorer, hitting the back of the net 67 times for his country since 2005.
He’s won La Liga’s Best Player award seven times, made the UEFA Team of the Season 10 times, and has finished as La Liga’s top scorer on six occasions. He’s also been La Liga’s top assist provider five times.
Messi has scored more Champions League goals than any other player in six different seasons and has won European football’s most prestigious trophy with Barca four times.
So it’s time to say:
“Thank you Lionel Messi for every extraordinary memory you’ve made us and happy birthday once again.”