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Some celebrations and statistics as Lionel Messi turns 30

Some celebrations and statistics as Lionel Messi turns 30”

We'd be surprised if Lionel Messi was dwelling on such trivial matters today, on the 30 anniversary of his birth. The unpaid taxes were from money made through endorsement deals, not Messi's salary paid by Barcelona.

The birthday boy has played 615 games for Barcelona and has scored and incredible 518 goals.

This high regard with which the magician is held meant there was of course a host of people and groups celebrating his birthday with him online - starting with his club who decided to make a little montage of the forward's head, obviously.

Messi, who turned 30 yesterday, has gone on to win eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns among a long list of trophies with the Catalan club.

Soccer great Lionel Messi could have his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud substituted for a fine after a Spanish prosecutor said on Friday it was open to dropping the jail term.

Aged just 17 years, 3 months and 22 days, Lionel Messi replaced Deco on the right wing, yet his first goal for the club came 7 and a half months after his debut. According to ESPN.com, prosecutors would be satisfied with Messi paying a fine of 400 Euros ($448) per day for the duration of the sentence, which would work out to 255,500 Euros (just over $286,000).

The Argentinean star won the Ballon d'Or five times during his career, more than any other player in the history of the game even if Cristiano Ronaldo is probably going to squal Messi's record in December.

The agent said: "Due to life circumstances, I went to live in Barcelona and I brought him to Barca for a trial".

Real Madrid reportedly tried to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona past year but were rejected by the No 10 for the third time.



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