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Barcelona star Lionel Messi's 28th birthday is Wednesday, so let's enjoy Ray Hudson's best commentary about the world's greatest soccer player. 

By Extra Mustard
June 24, 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

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPz0yd2tD60​]

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

- Dan Gartland

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