30 years ago on this day the world witnessed the growth of a LEGEND.

The boy who suffered from growth hormone deficiency syndrome in his childhood and later went on becoming the Greatest Footballer the world has ever seen.

From Barcelona’s Youth Academy to the Competitive debut in 2004, and winning the first treble in 2008-09 to the second treble in 2014-15.

The Playmaker, the greatest Footballer, the magician, an insipiration to millions like me.

701 Games 

565 Goals

231 Assists

41 Hattricks

30 Trophies

5x Ballon D’Or

Olympic Gold

Most (FIFA) Ballons d’Or: 5 (2009–12, 2015)

Top goalscorer in the history of FIFA Club World Cup: 5 goals 

Guinness World Record as top goalscorer for club and country in a calendar year: 91 goals in 2012

Top goalscorer in all club competitions in a calendar year: 79 goals in 2012

Top goalscorer in a club season: 73 goals in 2011–12

Longest goalscoring run in a domestic league: 21 matches, 33 goals in 2012–13

Only player to have won more than one FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball

Only player to have won more than one FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player award
3 times UEFA Best Player in Europe and UEFA Club Footballer of the Year awards
Most hat-tricks scored in the UEFA Champions League: 7
Top assist provider in Copa América: 11 assists

4 European Golden Shoe awards
6 times Most Best Player in La Liga award

Top goalscorer in La Liga: 349 goals in 382 appearances

Top assist provider in La Liga: 137 assists

Top goalscorer in the Supercopa de España: 12 goals

Top goalscorer in a La Liga season: 50 goals in 2011–12

Most braces scored in La Liga: 101
Only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga: 19 matches, 30 goals in 2012–13

First player to reach 300 La Liga goals

Youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga
#happybirthdaymessi #messi30



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