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Lionel Messi Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Lionel Messi worth? $400 Million

How did Lionel Messi earn his money and wealth?

Lionel Andres Messi is a football star who was born in the year 1987 at Rosario in Argentina. He plays for the Barcelona team at the forward position. He has been tagged as one of the best players in the history of football championships. Messi holds the record of getting 5 awards by “Ballon d’Or”. Out of these five awards, he won four of them in a consecutive manner along with the 4 record-tying awards by “European Golden Shoes”. Messi has spent all his professional life as a footballer with the Barcelona team. With the team, he has bagged about 29 trophies which includes 4 UEFA Champions, 8 La Liga, as well as 5 Copas Del Rey. Messi houses the talent of being the creative playmaker for the team as well as the goal scorer for the same. He holds a record for scoring the highest number of official goals in the a La Liga Season (50), La Liga (368), European football season (73), calendar year (91), along with El Clasico (26). Messi has also scored more than 600 career goals in senior category for country and club.

In spite of being a tremendous player, he suffered from a growth deficiency disease in the childhood. However, as he moved to Spain to start playing with the Barcelona team, he was paid to treat his deficiency in order to perform at his optimum. His very first competitive debut was at the age of 17 in the year 2004. Even when he was prone to injuries during the early half of his career, Messi escalated quickly to the higher levels of his career in a very small time frame.

In the year 2007, Messi became a finalist for FIFA World Player of the Year as well as Ballon d’Or award. This feat was repeated in the next year also. He helped the team Barcelona achieve its very first treble for the Spanish football in the season 2008-09. At the age of 22, Messi bagged the FIFA World Player of the Year along with the Ballon d’Or award for his exceptional performances in football.

Messi kept winning the awards for three more seasons which also included a fourth one. The best performance ever shown by the player was during the season 2011-12. In this match he scored the highest number of goals within a season which established him as a Barcelona based all-time Top Scorer at the official competitions that were held in the year 2012.

Messi announced his retirement in the year 2016, however, he reversed the decision and helped his team qualify for the World Cup to be held in the year 2018.

What are the highest grossing salaries of Lionel Messi?

1-Annual Salary (2012): $15,440,000
2-Income from sponsorship and salary (2013): $41 Million
3-Sponsorship and Salary (2014): $65 Million
4-Salary and Sponsorship (2015): $73.8 Million
5-Sponsorship and Salary (2016): $81.5 Million

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