Ahead of Argentina's Copa America final against Chile and Messi's latest opportunity to win his first major trophy for his country, the little magician is celebrating his 29th birthday.
After a double-winning season in Spain with Barcelona, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is hoping to cap a stellar campaign in style at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Sunday night.
Here's the other sporting stars who are celebrating their birthday on June 24th:
Robbie McEwen, cyclist (44).
Luis Garcia, former Barcelona, Liverpool and Spain winger (38).
Shunsuke Nakamura, former Celtic midfielder, now back in Japan with Yokohama F Marinos (38).
Juan Roman Riquelme, former Argentina, Barcelona, Villarreal and Boca Juniors playmaker (38).
Cicinho, former Brazil, Real Madrid and Roma defender, now with Sivasspor in Turkey (36).
Kevin Nolan, Leyton Orient midfielder, formerly of Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham (34).
Stuart Broad, England and Nottinghamshire cricketer (30).
Micah Richards, Aston Villa defender (28).
David Alaba, Bayern Munich and Austria defender (24).