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.
How very, very Roy Keane.
Pep visited Wenger’s house as a player.
This is very, very cheeky.
Salah continues to break Liverpool records.
Do the squad watch it?
One or two of these are pretty unexpected.
“His spirit and courage was incredible.”
Twenty teams, two players each, one ball.