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Footballs greatest “Leo Messi” turns 30 today. See some of his records at just 30

The magical Argentine turns a year older today, Happy 30th birthday to the Barcelona forward 

Worthy of note is that,

Leo Messi’s first number at Barça was 30. Now he has reached that age

At just 30, Messi has set many records, as well as winning four Champions League titles, eight La Ligas and five Copa del Rey trophies and 5 world best footballer title. 

We know today is about the Messi but some Ronaldo fans will still say Lionel Messi turns 30 years old today, Cristiano Ronaldo already reached that milestone 869 days ago. Competition

We are proud of him here at trybalnation and how he has contributed to giving us a good footballing era. 

Happy birthday to the legend 

Just a few of his records, awards and trophies after the cut… 
La Liga: 2004–05 , 2005–06 , 2008–09 , 2009–10 ,

2010–11 , 2012–13 , 2014–15 , 2015–16

Copa del Rey : 2008–09 , 2011–12 , 2014–15 , 2015–16, 2016–17

Supercopa de España: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011,

2013, 2016

UEFA Champions League : 2005–06 , 2008–09 ,

2010–11 , 2014–15

UEFA Super Cup : 2009, 2011, 2015

FIFA Club World Cup : 2009, 2011, 2015

International

FIFA U-20 World Cup : 2005

Olympic Gold Medal : 2008

Individual

Messi accepting the Golden Ball award , alongside his future teammate Neymar after the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup Final

Awards

Ballon d’Or / FIFA Ballon d’Or : 2009[430] , 2010,2011, 2012, 2015

European Golden Shoe : 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017

FIFA World Cup Golden Ball : 2014

FIFA World Player of the Year : 2009

UEFA Best Player in Europe : 2011, 2015

UEFA Club Footballer of the Year : 2009

UEFA Club Forward of the Year : 2009

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Best Player in La Liga: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Best Forward in La Liga: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Copa América Most Valuable Player : 2015 (rejected) 

FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball : 2009, 2011

FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball : 2015

FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player : 2009, 2011

FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Ball :2005

FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Shoe :2005

Olimpia de Oro (Argentine Sportsperson of the Year) : 2011

Olimpia de Plata (Argentine Footballer of the Year) : 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Copa América Best Young Player : 2007

FIFPro Young World Player of the Year : 2006, 2007, 2008

Golden Boy (Young European Footballer of the Year) : 2005

IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker: 2015,2016

IFFHS World’s Best Top Goalscorer: 2011, 2012

IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Goalscorer: 2012, 2013

La Liga Player of the Month : January 2016,April 2017

Trofeo Aldo Rovira : 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15 

FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

UEFA Team of the Year : 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

La Liga Team of the Season : 2014–15, 2015–16

FIFA World Cup Dream Team : 2014

Copa América Dream Team : 2007, 2011, 2015,2016

AFA Team of All Time (published 2015) 

UEFA Goal of the Season : 2006–07, 2014–15, 2015–16 

Copa América Best Goal : 2007

Performances

La Liga top goalscorer : 2009–10 , 2011–12 , 2012–13, 2016–17 

La Liga top assist provider: 2010–11 , 2014–15 ,2015–16 

Copa del Rey top goalscorer: 2008–09 , 2010–11 ,2013–14 , 2015–16 , 2016–17 

UEFA Champions League top goalscorer : 2008–09 ,2009–10 , 2010–11 , 2011–12 , 2014–15 

UEFA Champions League top assist provider:2011–12 , 2014–15 

FIFA Club World Cup top goalscorer: 2011

FIFA World Youth Championship top goalscorer:2005

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Copa América top assist provider: 2011, 2015,2016

Records

As of May 2017

World

Most (FIFA) Ballons d’Or: 5 (2009–12, 2015) 

Most consecutive Ballons d’Or: 4

Youngest two-time and three-time Ballon d’Or winner: 23 and 24 years old

Top goalscorer in the history of FIFA Club World Cup : 5 goals (shared with César Delgado , Luis Suárez and Cristiano Ronaldo) 

Guinness World Record as top goalscorer for club and country in a calendar year: 91 goals in 2012

Top goalscorer in all club competitions in a calendar year: 79 goals in 2012

Top goalscorer in a club season: 73 goals in 2011–12 

Longest goalscoring run in a domestic league: 21 matches, 33 goals in 2012–13 

Only player to have won more than one FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball 

Only player to have won more than one FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player award 

Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 10 times (2007–2016) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)

Continental

Most UEFA Best Player in Europe and UEFA Club Footballer of the Year awards: 3 (2009, 2011, 2015)(shared with Cristiano Ronaldo) 

Top goalscorer in the UEFA Super Cup: 3 goals

(shared with Arie Haan , Oleg Blokhin, Gerd Müller,Rob Rensenbrink, François Van der Elst , Terry McDermott , and Radamel Falcao) 

Most hat-tricks scored in the UEFA Champions League : 7 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo) 

Youngest player to make 100 appearances in the UEFA Champions League: 28 years, 84 days in 2015

Top assist provider in Copa América: 11 assists 

Most European Golden Shoe awards: 4 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)

Spain

Most Best Player in La Liga awards: 6 (2009–13, 2015) 

Top goalscorer in La Liga: 349 goals 

Top assist provider in La Liga: 137 assists 

Top goalscorer in the Supercopa de España: 12 goals 

Top goalscorer in a La Liga season: 50 goals in 2011–12 

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Most braces scored in La Liga: 101

Most hat-tricks scored in a La Liga season: 8 in 2011–12 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo) 

Most teams scored against in a season: 19 in 2012–13 (shared with Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo) 

Only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga: 19 matches, 30 goals in 2012–13 

First player to reach 300 La Liga goals 

Youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga: 25 years and 7 months in January 2013

Argentina

Argentina all-time top goalscorer : 58 goals 
Top goalscorer for Argentina in a calendar year: 12 goals in 2012 (shared with Gabriel Batistuta ) 

Only Argentina player to score against every CONMEBOL nation

Youngest player to play for Argentina in a FIFA World Cup: 18 years, 357 days in 2006

Youngest player to score for Argentina in a FIFA World Cup: 18 years, 357 days in 2006

Youngest player to reach 100 caps for a country under CONMEBOL’s jurisdiction: 27 years, 361 days in 2015

Barcelona

Top goalscorer in El Clásico : 23 goals 

Top goalscorer in the Derbi barceloní : 17 goals 

Top goalscorer in official competitions: 507 goals 

Top goalscorer including friendlies: 539 goals 

Top goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League: 94 goals 

Top goalscorer in European competitions: 97 goals 

Top goalscorer in International competitions: 102 

Most hat-tricks scored in all competitions: 37

Most hat-tricks scored in La Liga: 26

Only player to be top goalscorer in three or more La Liga seasons (2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17) 

Most titles won with the team: 30 (shared wit Andrés Iniesta) 

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