Lionel Messi Puts Up Happy And Appreciative Reaction As His Argentina National Teammates Celebrate With Him On His 37th Birthday

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    Lionel Messi clocked 37 on Monday, June 24, 2024, and nearly the entire footballing world took time out to send their hearty wishes to arguably the greatest player in football history on his birthday.

    The Inter Miami was also seen putting up a delightful and appreciative reaction as he was celebrated on his special day by his Argentina national teammates and also handed gifts.

    Messi is an icon respected for his brilliance, adorned for his greatness, and loved for his outstanding ability.

    He was uniquely celebrated by his teammates in Argentina, as they maintained their focus on the ongoing 2024 Copa America.

    Messi Appreciates His Teammates And Fans For Their Hearty Wishes To Him On His Birthday

    Lionel Messi was seen in a picture shared by Angel Di Maria on his Instagram story, holding a cake, alongside his international teammates as they posed for a heartwarming picture.

    Angel Di Maria and Lionel Messi on Instagram

    Di Maria sent the football great a lovely happy birthday greeting, although he tagged the former Barcelona man a “dwarf”.

    Angel Di Maria wrote: “Happy birthday dwarf, have a beautiful day.”

    Messi also appreciated his teammates and well-wishers on his special day, writing: “Thank you very much for all the greetings, congratulations!! Another year that coincides with my birthday with the national team…”

    The captain of Argentina also called for his teammates to keep their focus on the Copa America, stating: “So just celebrating a little and we continue preparing for our next game. Hugs!”

    Lionel Messi’s 34th Birthday Was Celebrated In A Memorable Manner

    His birthday often coincides with the Copa America and this takes us back to 2021, when Lionel Messi was woken up late in the night by his teammates, as they gave him a lifetime surprise.

    It certainly will stick with him for a long time, as his international teammates who represented Argentina at the 2021 Copa America presented him with gifts on his 34th birthday and also handed him a cake, much to his delight.

    They also apparently sang a popular song often sung during birthdays “May the good Lord bless you”, as they strolled into his room.

    They were seen hearty, as they embraced a man who is revered for his magical display in the round leather game.

    Lionel Messi is currently at the twilight of his career and fans will certainly feel emotional when he decides to call time on his stellar career.

    The Argentine has given all to football and has also been blessed in return, winning virtually every major trophy that can be won in his career.

    Every aspect of his life has been blessed, as he also has a great wife and children, who also make him a fulfilled man in and out of the pitch.

    Lionel Messi’s Football Career

    Individually, he has also enjoyed a successful career, winning several individual honors, including; 8 Ballon d’Or awards and 3 FIFA The Best Men’s Player of the Year awards.

    Lionel Messi’s Family

    Messi is married to Antonela Rocuzzo, who he tied the knot with in 2017, and they have three children together, all sons; Thiago, born in 2012, Mateo, born in 2015, and Ciro, born in 2018.

    Lionel Messi Seen Greeting Fans Who Were Outside The Hotel Argentina Are Camped For The Copa America

    Anyway, the 37-year-old was also seen in viral footage greeting the fans who turned up outside the hotel where the Argentina squad are based in the United States.

    The former Barcelona man will certainly be looking at helping Argentina clinch the 2024 Copa America title.

    Argentina In 2024 Copa America

    They started the tournament on a winning note, defeating Canada 2-0 on Friday, June 21, 2024.

    Le Albiceleste subsequently battle Chile and Peru on June 26 and June 30, 2024, respectively.

    It will be fascinating to see if they can secure the continental prize, having won the title in 2021 – the first major international trophy for Lionel Messi.

    Argentina have won the Copa America on 15 different occasions, and they will be aiming to win their 16th in the United States Of America.

    Lionel Messi’s Career Stats

    Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has scored 729 goals and provided 354 goals in 882 appearances across all competitions.

    Internationally, Messi has made 183 appearances for Argentina, scoring 108 goals and providing 58 assists.

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