As Lionel Messi celebrates turning 30, we celebrate one of Barcelona, Argentina and the world’s greatest players of all time.
The debate over whether Messi ranks in the list of the best ever will never be decided, but here at Planet Football we’re not interested in comparing the best players.
Instead, we simply celebrate their greatness – head to our Legends section for tributes to some of the other greats of the game.
You can also read 17 of the best quotes about Messi, including tributes from the likes of Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff, but first remind yourself of some of the great moments and achievements from his incredible career so far.
Kevin De Bruyne was at it again against Burnley.
Jose Mourinho was unsurprisingly not a happy man.
Let’s see more of this.
No prizes for getting No.1.
That poor defender.
One of the Premier League’s most intimidating men.
A tribute to the absolute master of the chip.
Who knew Paul Ince could do *this*?
Twelve to get in 10 minutes.
It makes good reading for the English clubs.