Neymar and Suarez among players to send Messi birthday wishes
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi celebrates his 31st birthday on Sunday and he has been receiving well wishes from some of the biggest names in football.
Since making his debut in 2004, Messi has been terrorising defences in Spain, scoring 383 league goals for Barcelona in that time.
Alongside that, he has won 31 trophies with the club and has a record five Ballon d'Or crowns to his name.
Here are some of the birthday messages from his team-mates past and present:
Neymar: Happy Birthday brother!!! Many congratulations, I wish you the best always. I love you ace.
Muchas felicidades, Leo. No tengas dudas, eres el mejor y te mereces tener la copa en tu palmarés. Un abrazo fuerte y disfruta. pic.twitter.com/ZwrzrR2M8o— Carles Puyol (@Carles5puyol) June 24, 2018
Puyol: Many congratulations, Leo. Do not doubt, you are the best and you deserve to have the cup in your hands. A strong hug and enjoy.
Muchas felicidades socio. Espero que pases un gran día de felicidad. Estamos contigo siempre. Un abrazo fuerte! pic.twitter.com/9UAgs4JY1i— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) June 24, 2018
Fabregas: Many congratulations, partner. I hope you have a great day of happiness. We're always with you. A strong hug!
Di Maria: They all talked and wanted to meet Messi. And she said "I also want to meet Messi" Hahahahaha. Thanks @leomessi and happy birthday phenomenon.
Alba: Happy Birthday brother! Enjoy your day.. I wish you the best! Very big hug handsome