Pele makes public request to Lionel Messi on the Argentine’s 34th birthday

Lionel Messi turned 34 on Thursday, celebrating his birthday with his Argentine team-mates. They’re currently together in Brazil at the Copa America, with Messi serving as leader and captain.

Messi received birthday wishes from all over the world, not just from fans and teammates but also from countless football personalities. One of the most special was from Pele, with the 80-year-old Brazilian wishing Messi a happy birthday and asking him to continue to make the football world smile.

Lionel Messi of Argentina

“Happy birthday Lionel,” Pele wrote on social media according to Mundo Deportivo. “Continue to make the football world smile.” Others to write to Messi publicly included Ronaldinho, who was part of the Barcelona team Messi broke into, and another Ballon d’Or winner and former Barcelona player in Hristo Stoichkov.

Argentina drew their first match 1-1 with Chile before beating Uruguay 1-0, most recently beating Paraguay 1-0. Next up they face Bolivia, in the final match of the group phase. Messi has performed well so far; he’s contributed a goal and an assist.

Messi is currently negotiating a contract renewal with Barcelona, with his current deal set to expire in a matter of days. Joan Laporta is desperate for his talisman to continue at Camp Nou; despite his age, he contributed 30 goals and eleven assists in 35 games in La Liga last season.

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  1. karen terhune says:

    Happy Birthday, Leo . I am so thankful to watch
    you play futbol. And I thank God for the delight &
    joy you experience on the pitch, which we all get
    to share with you.
    Best wishes — y vaya con Dios.

    1. Okeiljohnson says:

      Happy birthday Lionel Messi your my favourite footballer im never tired of watching you playing


    Happy birthday to the best player in football history.

  3. Mohammed gambo says:

    Happy birthday lion messi best player for ever

  4. Mohammed gambo says:

    Happy birthday messi

  5. Youssuf says:

    Messi yo my icon I believe am happy to see u play football till now with the same speed and chemistry,calculated dribbles breaking the opponents defence with super man stile. I wish u all the best on this special day. Happy birth Day.

  6. Bheki says:

    Happy birthday tobyhe Mesiah…we enjoy what u have given us. Much lv.

  7. Fanuel Bell says:

    Happy birthday Lionel Messi, the living Legend, the G. O. A. T

  8. Isaac Thundu says:

    Happy birthday Lionel Messi. Continue make football smill we love you

  9. Kudakwashe Denzel says:

    Happy birthday Lio messi yu are the best all the time

  10. Mark Hlorlewu says:

    Happy birthday to you. May you continue playing soccer and maintain your worlds best position forever.
    You are the best. Enjoy your day.

  11. Rasaq says:

    Happy belated birthday king Leo

  12. Brilliance says:

    Happy birthday my Father Lionel Messi,, I love football because of you and God wanted to play football, and He sent you to this planet 🌏,,, keep making the world fall in love with football. I love you 💝

  13. Jibreen umar yaro says:

    King of football I admire you all the time ,God save the king

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