The Famous Football legend’s Net Worth Lionel Messi
Argentine striker Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best ever footballers of his generation. His level of skill is par excellence with that of rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
He is also known for his goal-scoring records and his ability to dribble the ball past opponents.
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.
Lionel Messi is likely the highest-paid soccer player in the world and definitely one of the highest paid athletes in the world overall. His earth-shattering 2017 contract with Barcelona gave Messi an average base annual salary of $168 million. He also earns roughly $40 million per year from endorsements, which meant under that contract he was making around $200 million per year.
History/Early Life Story
Lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina. Messi was born with a growth hormone deficiency but was not diagnosed until he was 10.
He started playing for the local football club when he was six years old, and in the six years he played with him he scored almost 500 goals.
When Messi was 13 he was offered a chance to train at FC Barcelona’s youth academy. The school offered to pay for Messi’s medical treatment, so his whole family moved to Spain.
During his first season, he was the top scorer with 36 goals in 30 games. Following this season he quickly moved through the ranks and started becoming noticed by professional teams.
According to CelebrityNetWorth 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.
After the World Cup, In the 2006-2007 season, Messi was injured with a broken metatarsal, which took three months to heal. He was back in the game against Racing Santander, as a second-hand substitute.
In March of that season he scored a hat trick against Real Madrid, which made him the first player since Ivan Zamorano to do so in the El Clasico. In the 2007-2008 season, Messi led Barcelona into the top four of La Liga.
He won the nomination, as a forward, for a FIFA ProWorld XI Player Award and the Marca newspaper named him the best player in the world. Other newspapers followed and stated that Messi should be awarded the Ballon d’Or. He finally won his first in 2009, at age 22, and went on to win three more in a row each year.
He also obtained an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2012, he set the La Liga and European records for most goals scored in a single season. This sealed his fate as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer. The next two seasons, Messi, now the team captain for Barcelona, finished second for the Ballon d’Or behind career rival Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2014, Messi led Argentina to the finals in the World Cup, for which he also won the Golden Ball.
Messi announced his retirement in 2016 but reversed his decision and led Argentina to qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. They also finished third at the 2019 Copa America. In 2019, Messi secured a record-breaking sixth Ballon d’Or.
The Argentine made his debut with the Spanish giants FC Barcelona in 2003. Before his professional debut with the club at the age of 18, Messi honed his skills with the revered youth academy, the ‘La Masia.’
Interestingly, he almost left the club in 2005. As it turned out, Serie A side, Juventus wanted to get him on a loan. Their rivals, Inter Milan, wanted to straight up buy him and were even willing to shell out money for his $150 million release clause. But in the end, he elected to stay with Barca.
Messi has helped Barcelona to the La Liga title on ten occasions. He has also clinched the Copa del Rey six times and the Champions League four times.
In terms of international trophies, Messi guided Argentina to the U-20 World Cup glory in 2005. In 2008, he also helped the ‘Albiceleste’ to an Olympic gold.
His long wait for International silverware finally came to an end in 2021 when he led the South American giants to a Copa America victory over rivals and record world champions Brazil as they beat them 1-0 in the Finals. He is the third highest active goalscorer in the world right now, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Indian striker Sunil Chhetri.
While he captained the Blaugranes, from 2018, the Spanish giants failed to keep their talismanic forward with the club. In 2021, while the Argentine and Barcelona had an agreement on a contract, Financial Fair Play rules meant that signing Messi would be a breach of the code of conduct.
This meant that the Spanish giants lost Messi, who understandably was distraught leaving his boyhood club.
Eventually, the Argentine ended up signing a new contract with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Joining former teammate Neymar Jr. and other stars like Kylian Mbappe and Angel di Maria, Messi now joins a loaded PSG side who looks like a team on a mission.
The 6-time Ballon D’or winner is entering a new phase of his career and will be wearing a different team’s jersey for the first time in the last 21-years. PSG might be the perfect place for the Argentine to thrive who will look to add to his ever-increasing trophy cabinet.
- Lionel Messi’s Profile
|Net Worth:||$600 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 24, 1987 (34 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)|
Personal life Story
Messi has been with Antonella Roccuzzo, a fellow Rosario native, since 2008. They have known each other since they were five years old. They confirmed their romance publicly in January 2009.
Messi and Roccuzzo got married in Rosario in June 2007. The couple has three children: Thiago (b. 2012), Matero (b. 2015), and Ciro (b. 2018). Messi is still very close to his immediate family members, especially his mother. He has her face tattooed on his left shoulder.
His professional affairs are run mostly as a family business, with his father having been his agent since Messi was 14. His older brother Rodrigo handles his publicity.