|Lionel Messi’s Net Worth||$450-500 million|
|Salary||75 $ Million Dollars|
|Born||24th June 1987|
|Country of Origin||Argentina|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Football, Endorsements|
|Net Worth (USD)||$450-500 million|
Lionel Messi is one of the richest footballers across the globe. Messi’s Net Worth is $450-500 million. Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. He is also the captain of his National team. Born on 24 June 1987, the 34-year old has a lot of Club and International records to his name.
Considered as one of the best football players of all time, Messi has a record-six Ballon d’Or to his name. The Argentine has scored 700+ goals in his professional career and played the majority of his career at Football Club Barcelona.
In this article, we will be looking at various details of the Argentine, including his net worth.
Lionel Messi’s Net Worth
Net Worth: Lionel Messi’s net worth in 2021 is said to be around the $450-500 million (USD) mark. According to Forbes, Lionel Messi is the second-highest paid athlete in the world. His net worth is the sum of his salary and various endorsements that the Argentine does.
Salary: The Argentine reportedly earns more than €800,000 per week at PSG. Messi is currently the highest-paid (salary) footballer in the world according to Forbes in 2021. Messi’s annual salary is approximately €30 million (without bonuses) approximately. The Argentine can add up to €10 million to his original sum through bonuses every season.
According to a leaked document, it was reported that Messi’s salary at Barcelona during his final years was a whopping €138 million per season.
Lionel Messi Endorsements:
The Argentine earns about $35 million through the various Endorsements done by him. Some of his Endorsements are:
- Turkish Airlines
- Gatorade etc
Lionel Messi Assets:
Messi is one of the richest people in the world. Hence it is natural for him to own some of the costliest things. Here are a few assets that Lionel Messi owns:
|Property owned||Mansion in Barcelona worth $1.5 million, Luxurious house in Rosario (Argentina), Four-star hotel in Sitges|
|Brands Owned||The Lionel Messi Store|
|Cars Owned||Ferrari 335 S Spider ScagliettiAudi R8 SpyderMaserati GranTurismo MC StradalMaserati GranTurismo SRange Rover Vogue Lexus RX 450h, etc.|
Teams represented by Lionel Messi in his professional Career
The following are the teams that Lionel Messi has represented:
|Barcelona||2004 – 2021|
|Paris Saint Germain||2021 – currently active|
|Argentina||2005 – currently active|
Lionel Messi has also played for the youth teams of Barcelona and Argentina.
Lionel Messi’s Career
Early life & Youth Career: Messi who was a supporter of Newell’s Old Boys, joined the Rosario club when he was six years old. That’s where Messi’s footballing journey began and he was there until 2000. As the Messi family had relatives in Catalonia, they sought to arrange a trial with Barcelona in September of the same year.
After a year at Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia, Lionel Messi was enrolled in the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in February 2002. Messi slowly made his way through the Barça C team and then the B team.
FC Barcelona: At 16 years, four months, and 23 days old, Messi made his first-team debut when he came on in the 75th minute during a friendly against Porto on the 16th of November, 2003.
Messi debuted in the LaLiga on the 16th of October 2004 and slowly established himself as the biggest player in the club’s history.
He was at the helm as Barcelona’s golden period began under Pep Guardiola. Various players came and went but Messi was a constant at Barca until 2021. La Pulga scored 650+ with FC Barcelona which is the highest a player has scored at a single club.
Lionel Messi has won 30+ titles with FC Barcelona including 4 UEFA Champions League titles.
Paris Saint Germain: In August 2021, Messi shocked the footballing world when he left FC Barcelona and moved to the French side Paris Saint Germain. Messi has had a slow start for PSG, but he has already managed to score three Champions League goals for the Parisians at the time of writing this article.
Argentina: Argentina manager at that time, José Pékerman gave Messi his first call-up for a friendly against Hungary on 17 August. Aged 18, Messi made his senior debut for Argentina in the Ferenc Puskás Stadium when he came on in the 63rd minute, only to be sent off after two minutes for a perceived foul against Vilmos Vanczák.
Lionel Messi had his best time in the Argentina kit when he led his country to the 2014 World Cup finals. In the finals, Argentina narrowly lost 1-0 against Germany.
After losing the 2016 Copa America final, Messi announced that he was retiring from the national team. But there was an outcry among the fans and in the end, Messi reversed his decision.
Messi finally lifted the Copa America title with Argentina in 2021, which was his first International title.
Lionel Messi’s Stats
The following are Lionel Messi’s Stats for his club’s and his country in all competitions as of 28th October 2021
|Team||Competition||Games Played||Goals Scored|
|Copa Del Rey||80||56|
|UEFA Champions League||149||120|
|Paris Saint Germain||Ligue 1||4||0|
Lionel Messi has 80 goals in 156 appearances for the Argentina National team
Accolades won by Lionel Messi
We know Lionel Messi is one of the best players to ever play the game. Let’s have a look at his trophy hall for his club and country, his brilliance:
- Accolades won by Lionel Messi with his team:
- La Liga (Spanish League) (10): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Copa del Rey (7): 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
- Supercopa de España (8): 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
- UEFA Champions League (4): 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
- UEFA Super Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015
- FIFA Club World Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015
- FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005
- Summer Olympics: 2008
- Copa América: 2021; runner-up: 2007, 2015, 2016
- FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2014
Individual Accolades won by Lionel Messi:
- 6x Ballon d’Or/FIFA Ballon d’Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019
- FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
- The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2019
- European Golden Shoe: 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
- La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
- Argentine Footballer of the Year: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
- Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2020
- Ballon d’Or Dream Team: 2020
Personal details about Lionel Messi
The following are some Personal details about La Pulga:
|Name||Lionel Andrés Messi|
|Date of Birth||24 June 1987|
|Born in||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Parents Name||Jorge Messi, Celia Cuccittini|
|Numbers worn||10 (Preferred), 30 (Currently)|
|School||Escuela Primaria N° 66 “Gral. Las Heras|
|Youth Career||Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia|
|Made professional debut in||2004|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Spouse/Girlfriend||Antonela Roccuzzo (m. 2017)|
|Children||Thiago (born 2012), Mateo (born 2015), and Ciro (born 2018).|
|Football Position||Right Winger, Centre forward|
|Siblings||Rodrigo and Matías Messi (Older brothers)|
|Known as||Playing Professional Football|
Lionel Messi’s Wife
Antonela Roccuzzo: Messi has been in a relationship with Antonela since 2008. The couple grew up in the same neighborhood of Rosario in Argentina and have known each other since they were 5 years old.
Antonela is reportedly an Argentinian model and dietician but is best known for being the wife of Lionel Messi. She has taken to the role of homemaker since marrying the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The couple got married on the 30th of June, 2017 in a wedding that took place in Messi’s hometown in Argentina.
Messi and Roccuzzo have three sons: Thiago (born 2012), Mateo (born 2015), and Ciro (born 2018).
FAQs about Lionel Messi
Because Neymar is PSG’s #10. Neymar reportedly offered the jersey number but Messi refused it.
No, he has not won the FIFA World Cup. But he won the U-20 World Cup with Argentina in 2005.
His father Jorge Messi serves as his agent as well
Messi scored 91 goals in 2012 which is still a Guinness World Record.
Barcelona was in a financial crisis and could not afford Messi even though the player was ready to get a pay cut.
Messi and Roccuzzo have three sons: Thiago (born 2012), Mateo (born 2015), and Ciro (born 2018)
Messi is a fan of the Newell’s Old Boys