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'Just Like Lionel Messi' - See The 'Nigerian Born' Bayern Munich Defender Who Is Celebrating Today

Elnino_Jr 06/24/2020

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Social Media has been going 'all celebration' for Barcelona and Argentine striker Lionel Messi.

The 6 times Balon d'or winner turns 33 toady and fans, rivals and the football fraternity has been wishing him good tidings.

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Lionel Messi is arguably the best player in football currently and was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Argentina.

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The Barcelona captain has been celebrated by different sport media outlets, ex-players and teammates.

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Well just as Messi is celebrating his birthday today, so also is Nigerian and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

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David Olatukunbo Alaba was born on 24 June 1992 in Austria Vienna and turns 28 years old today.

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Alaba who currently represents the Austrian national team was born by a Nigerian father who is Yoruba and a Philippine mother.

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He made his debut with German champions Bayern Munich aged just 17 and since then has gone on to establish himself as a pivotal member of the team.

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Just like Lionel Messi, Alaba was celebrated by his fellow teammates, fans and sport media outlets.

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In a video posted by his club on their official Twitter handle, Alaba can be seen surrounded by his teammates as they sang him a birthday song.

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Alaba is the captain of the Austrian national team and has won the Austrian Footballer of the Year six consecutive times from 2011 to 2015.

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He also holds Austria's record as the second youngest player to play for their senior national team, debuting for them in 2009 as a 17-year-old.

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Happy Birthday to two great talents to have emerged from the beautiful game!

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