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PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Lionel Messi is mobbed by bikini-clad fans while on holiday in Formentera

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

And Lionel Messi was a man in demand when he was harassed by fans on the beach while on holiday in Formentera in Spain.

The Argentine captain, 35, was joined on the trip by fellow footballers Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas.

Holiday: Lionel Messi was a man in demand when he was harassed by fans on the beach while on holiday in Formentera in Spain alongside Cesc Formentera

Holiday: Lionel Messi was a man in demand when he was harassed by fans on the beach while on holiday in Formentera in Spain alongside Cesc Formentera

Lionel appeared in a good mood when he was surrounded by fans who took pictures and received hugs from the star.

The footballer chatted with several bikini-clad beachgoers as he soaked up the sun on the Spanish island.

Lionel looked casual for the outing as he wore a black camisole and red shorts.

The athlete showed off his chiseled physique as he went shirtless on a boat trip with his friends and their kids.

Fun in the sun: Lionel appeared in good spirits as he was surrounded by fans who took pictures and received hugs from the star

Fun in the sun: Lionel appeared in good spirits as he was surrounded by fans who took pictures and received hugs from the star

Popular: The footballer chatted with several bikini-clad beachgoers while soaking up the sun on the Spanish island

Popular: The footballer chatted with several bikini-clad beachgoers while soaking up the sun on the Spanish island

The footballer, who has been enjoying a European holiday in recent weeks, also went on a shabby trip with his buddies

The footballer, who has been enjoying a European holiday in recent weeks, also went on a shabby trip with his buddies

Relaxed: Lionel cut a casual figure for the outing wearing a black camisole and red shorts

Relaxed: Lionel cut a casual figure for the outing wearing a black camisole and red shorts

Lionel and the group were spotted diving into the water and going for a swim while making the most of their sun-filled journey.

The footballer, who has been enjoying a European holiday in recent weeks, also went on a shuffleboard with his buddies.

Lionel was also accompanied on the trip by his wife Antonela Roccuzzo, along with their children Thiago (9), Mateo (6) and Ciro (4).

It comes after more than 5,000 schoolchildren sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Lionel on Saturday in his hometown as he celebrated on a private island with his wife and friends, including former Barcelona teammate Luis.

Looks good: Athlete showed off his chiseled physique as he went shirtless on a boat trip with his friends

inks;  The star showed off his leg tattoos as he took a dip

Looks good: Athlete showed off his chiseled physique as he went shirtless on a boat trip with his friends

Family: Lionel was also joined by his wife Antonela Roccuzzo on the trip, along with their children Thiago, 9, Mateo, 6, and Ciro, 4

Family: Lionel was also joined by his wife Antonela Roccuzzo on the trip, along with their children Thiago, 9, Mateo, 6, and Ciro, 4

Pals: Lionel was also joined by good friend and co-player Cesc Fabregas

Pals: Lionel was also joined by good friend and co-player Cesc Fabregas

Youth from a youth orchestra in the Argentine city of Rosario led the way with the beautiful birthday tribute at the iconic National Flag Memorial near the bank of the Parana River.

The breathtaking award was broadcast on local TV and was part of a new chapter of a program called Mundo Leo dedicated to the football star.

Former Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez was among those who appeared on screen to wish Lionel a happy 35th birthday before the kids made their voices heard with their emotional display.

The Paris Saint-Germain star turned 35 on Friday, in Sa Ferradura, just off the north coast of Ibiza, and celebrated with friends including Suarez and former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc and their partners.

Now all together: the soccer stars were in good company when they let their hair down on the luxury ship

Now all together: the soccer stars were in good company when they let their hair down on the luxury ship

All smiles: Luis Suarez wore a white shirt and green printed shorts

All smiles: Luis Suarez wore a white shirt and green printed shorts

Cause: Cesc wore a navy blue polo shirt and bright green shorts

Cause: Cesc wore a navy blue polo shirt and bright green shorts

Dip: Cesc showed him a gym-honed physique as he dived off the yacht

Dip: Cesc showed him a gym-honed physique as he dived off the yacht

Birthday: It comes after more than 5,000 schoolchildren sang

Birthday: It comes after more than 5,000 schoolchildren sang “Happy Birthday” to Lionel on Saturday in his hometown as he celebrated on a private island with his wife and friends

Well wishes: Youngsters from a youth orchestra in the Argentine city of Rosario led the way with the beautiful birthday tribute at the iconic National Flag Memorial near the bank of the Parana River

Well wishes: Youngsters from a youth orchestra in the Argentine city of Rosario led the way with the beautiful birthday tribute at the iconic National Flag Memorial near the bank of the Parana River

Dedication: The breathtaking award was broadcast on local TV and was part of a new chapter of a program called Mundo Leo dedicated to the football star

Dedication: The breathtaking award was broadcast on local TV and was part of a new chapter of a program called Mundo Leo dedicated to the football star

Support: Former Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez was among those who appeared on screen to wish Messi a happy 35th birthday before the kids made their voices heard with their emotional display

Support: Former Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez was among those who appeared on screen to wish Messi a happy 35th birthday before the kids made their voices heard with their emotional display

Lionel, his wife Antonela and their three children stayed with Fabregas and his wife Daniella Semaan in a six-bed mansion at £250,000 a week on the island.

Around the same time as the ‘Happy Birthday’ tribute in Rosario for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, the PSG star enjoyed evening drinks with his football friends and their partners.

His family trip to Ibiza came two weeks after he vacationed at his mansion near his hometown after international service, including a Wembley Stadium showdown between Euro 2020 winners Italy and 2021 Copa America champion Argentina, who won the South Americans won 3-0.

Lionel’s Mediterranean vacation is expected to be his last before returning to Paris to prepare for the upcoming season, which will be punctuated by the World Cup in Qatar, where he will strive to win the elusive medal missing from his trophy cabinet. .

Celebration: The Paris Saint-Germain star turned 35 on Friday, in Sa Ferradura, just off the north coast of Ibiza, and celebrated with friends

Celebration: The Paris Saint-Germain star turned 35 on Friday, in Sa Ferradura, just off the north coast of Ibiza, and celebrated with friends

Luxury: Messi, wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their three children stayed in a six-bed mansion at £250,000 a week on the island with Fabregas and wife Daniella Semaan

Luxury: Messi, wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their three children stayed in a six-bed mansion at £250,000 a week on the island with Fabregas and wife Daniella Semaan

Back to work: Lionel's Mediterranean vacation expected to be his last before returning to Paris to prepare for the upcoming season

Back to work: Lionel’s Mediterranean vacation expected to be his last before returning to Paris to prepare for the upcoming season

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