Barcelona Celebrate Lionel Messi’s 28th Birthday By Sharing Previously Unreleased Footage Of His ‘Cadete A’ Days (Video)

Chris Wright

24th, June 2015


By Chris Wright

The depressing fact of the matter is that today is only Lionel Messi’s 28th birthday – a man who has already broken more records and surpassed more milestones in football than is strictly decent.

To celebrate their little maestro turning the big two-eight, Barcelona have shared a swatch of previously unreleased footage of Messi back in his Cadete A (Barca’s top youth side) days.

After graduating up through the Infantil and Cadete B strings, Messi scored 37 goals in 30 matches for the Cadete A side – a ratio he’s pretty much kept going to this very day.

Here he is in action in 2002/03-ish, aged roughly 15/16-years-old…

It’s funny, but we don’t remember the year that Lionel Messi was briefly played by a young John Terry…


Happy Birthday Leo, you precocious little bloody bugger!