South American great Lionel Messi turns 35 today!

The Argentinean has won the Balon D'or a record eight times during his career.

Messi had a formidable rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo in the La Liga.

After a distinguished club career, Messi ended his international trophy drought as well — winning two — The Copa America and then the Finalissima — in less than a year.

Messi is currently in France and plays for Paris Saint Germain (PSG). 

Messi will now aim to win the FIFA World Cup, having reached the final of the tournament on 2014 and losing 1-0 to Germany.