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Lionel Messi Net Worth, Birth, Wife, Awards

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Argentine striker Lionel Messi is known as one of the best ever footballers of his generation. His level of skill is par excellence with that of rival Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2021, the 34-year-old is set to feature for French giants Paris Saint-Germain and is worth nearly $600 million.

Lionel Messi earned the majority of his net worth as a striker and winger for FC Barcelona. On August 10, 2021 it was announced that Lionel would move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. He also plays for the Argentina National Team. During his time with Barcelona, Lionel scored 672 goals in 778 games.

Age 34
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Marital Status Married
Spouse Antonella Roccuzzo
Residence Castelldefels
Nationality Argentina
Teams Argentina, Barcelona C, Barcelona B, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain
Endorsements Gatorade, Adidas, Huawei, Lay’s, Mastercard, Pepsi, Hawkers, Gatorade, Ooredoo

 

Messi averages an equivalent of about $41 million a year in this contract – or $854,000 a week.

On August 5, 2020, Barcelona announced it could not afford to re-sign Messi and he would therefore be seeking contracts from other teams. Five days later Lionel announced he had signed with Paris Saint-Germain. Lionel’s new contract with Paris Saint-Germain will pay a salary of $75 million per year. The contract has an option for a third year.

He was reportedly willing to accept a 50% pay cut to stay with Barcelona, but league rules forbade this from happening. Even at a 50% pay cut, Barcelona’s salaries would have equated to 110% of club revenue, when league rules require that number to be 70%.

Key Facts about Lionel Messi

  • Barcelona contract paid him $160 million per year
  • Makes $40-60 million per year from endorsements
  • Is the highest paid athlete on the planet
  • Total annual income typically tops $200 million
  • Has earned over $1.3 billion in his career from all sources
  • Has earned around $900m in salary
  • Has earned around $400 million from endorsements.

Messi’s Career

At the age of 17, Lionel Messi made his league debut against RCD Espanyol and became the third-youngest person ever to play on FC Barcelona. At that time he was also the youngest player to ever score for Barcelona. During the 2005-2006 season, Messi began being paid as a first-team member and also got his Spanish citizenship. He also made his debut in the Spanish First Division league. Messi received a standing ovation during his first match after he scored alongside superstar Ronaldinho. Out of his seventeen League appearances, he scored six goals. He scored one goal in six for the Champions League. In 2006, Messi became the youngest Argentine to play and score in the FIFA World Cup.

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