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Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Messi!

Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi was born on this day, in 1987, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Here's wishing him a very happy birthday.

He is currently my favorite footballer, and a football-icon for millions all over the world. Despite being a victim of growth hormone deficiency, Messi has had a stupendous career as a champion footballer.

His playing style and skills with the ball have often made people compare him with the Argentine football legend Diego Maradona. Often called the prince of football, Messi is said to make the football smile. Not only has he achieved unprecedented success, winning almost every personal accolade including the Ballon d'Or, Messi has reaped handsome rewards for FC Barcelona and the national team of Argentina, playing as the forward/winger.

For us Kolkatans, the Messi connect is on an all-time high with the possibility of Messi coming to Kolkata being announced. Messi and his football mates from Argentina are likely to play in a FIFA-sanctioned friendly match with Venezuela, at the Salt Lake Stadium (Yuva Bharati Krirangan) on September 2, this year. Kolkata being a city of football-lovers, the frenzy would be just fantastic.


namit said...

Messi is already a legend, may his magical moves with the ball be talked about for many, many years more. May the Messi-magic rule.

messi_bhakt said...

Leo is the most challenging footballer of the generation. Wish him the best for Copa America.

Siddhu said...

This one's a cool b'day post for sure..... as Messi iz mah favorit! Messi roxxx! U can bet I'll be there in person when Messi sets foot on the YuvBharati grounds..... I know the tickets'd be high-priced & hard-to-get, but, so what...... am not gonna miss out on the opportunity of meetin mah football idol!