Lionel Messi hits 33 - here are 33 pictures and all the stats of the Barcelona genius on his birthday

It's 16 years as the star of Camp Nou ... and the GOAT?

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Widely seen as the "Greatest Of All Time", Lionel Messi turned a year older on Wednesday, his 33rd birthday.

He has been dazzling fans at Barcelona's Camp Nou for 16 years, and won a showroom full of trophies along his incredible journey.

The Argentina genius is still going strong, with Barca winning on Tuesday night to go top of La Liga, though Real Madrid remain favourites.

Above are 33 pictures of Messi to celebrate his new milestone, plus all the stats from his career in Spain.

To see the next picture, simply click on the gallery, or if on a mobile just swipe.