Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Wednesday is a big day for beIN Sport commentator Ray Hudson—it's Lionel Messi's 28th birthday. 

The 61-year-old Englishman has made a name for himself by gushing over the Barcelona star's spectacular play. His commentary is nearly as distinctive as Messi's play, and he's been doing it for more than a decade. 

The jury's still out on whether Messi is the greatest soccer player in history, but it's clear where Hudson stands. Whenever Messi makes a perfectly placed pass, dribbles around a defender a defender or finesses the ball into the net, Hudson is there to say he's “as lively as a cheerleader on a trampoline,” or something similar. 

Thankfully, several YouTube users have collected Hudson's best Messi moments so we can celebrate Leo's birthday. 

Lionel Messi took his son sledding and it was adorable

Lionel Messi wearing a very aggresive suit to Ballon d'Or Gala

- Dan Gartland

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