Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Today marks the birthday of the legendary footballer Lionel Messi. Today, the star sportsman is celebrating his 34th birthday.

For years, Messi has played football since a young age making a huge fan base for himself. Also known as 'The Flea' for his agility and speed, Messi is one of the richest football players in the world. His net worth today is around $126 million.

On his birthday, social media is filled with wishes for the footballer from his fans across the globe. Many are taking to social media to express their love for the footballer.

Roy Nemer, a journalist from Argentina wrote on Twitter, "Happy birthday to Lionel Messi who today turns 34 years old. There's not much to say that hasn't already been said about the great man. We should all enjoy him while we still can because chances are, we won't see another player like him in our lifetime."

Fans across India are also celebrating the legendary footballer's birthday virtually.

Ramesh Chennithala, an Indian MLA extended his wishes on Twitter and wrote, "Happy Birthday to one of Footballs all time greats Lionel Messi. You have dribbled into our hearts with those magical moves. A true ambassador to world football. Keep scoring and continue to entertain us. #Messi34"

Here's how other fans greeted the footballer. Have a look.

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