How good was Messi at 14? Watch this video of the birthday boy and judge for yourself

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Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi turns 28 today, though he’s surely more focused on Friday’s Copa America date with Colombia than his birthday.

That said, his club is understandably more interested in honoring the anniversary of his birth, and is doing so by releasing a video of the man dating back halfway through his life.

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Messi was playing for Cadet A when he wielded a pretty intense skill set with tantalizing hints of what was to come for the Argentine.

Watch the video, if only for the incredible bit of ball control at the end.