To most people it might be May Day – but to Barcelona fans, May 1 is all about Lionel Messi.
That’s because 12 years ago today the Argentina star scored his first ever Barca goal.
1 – On this day (01.05.2005) Lionel Messi scored his first goal for Barcelona. Memory. pic.twitter.com/pgIMIsakQG
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 1, 2017
And it was half-decent too. Here it is in animated form…
He’s scored 501 more since, but Leo Messi scored his first goal for Barcelona 12 years ago today pic.twitter.com/zuAI2o0SwF
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 1, 2017
That’s Ronaldinho with the assist if you couldn’t tell, against Albacete at the Nou Camp.
Messi, who has bagged another 501 for Barca since that day, was wearing the number 30 shirt – the man who provided that assist was of course sporting the number 10 that we now associate with Messi.
To mark the occasion, Barcelona released a video of Messi’s greatest goal celebrations.