Lionel Messi Net Worth
Lionel Messi is a most successful Argentinean footballer of the modern generation. Doctor diagnosed him with a growth hormone deficiency in childhood and saved his abilities; FC Barcelona pays for Messi’s treatment. Messi plays for Argentina and Barcelona team. He got gold medal in FIFA World Cup. Now Messi is a high ranked footballer.
Lionel Messi was born on 24-5-1987 in Rosario. Messi is the third child from four children who belongs to a working class family. Father was a worker in factory and mother was a cleaner. He started playing in his early age. At the age of 11 Messi falls in severe disease and the medical treatment was so expensive.
River Plate a local club wanted to signed with him but didn’t help in paying the expense for his treatment. After it Messi makes a trial with Barcelona. The director Charley Rexach wanted to contract with him but the boards of directors weren’t decided yet because in Messi is too young to participate in team. After some days Barcelona signed a contract (on a paper napkin) with Messi. From here Messi started his career and prove himself as a world’s highest paid athlete.
Age: 31 years
DOB: 24 June 1987
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 169 inch
Occupation: footballer who play for Spanish club Barcelona and Argentina national team.
Tags: footballer, club, Barcelona, team
Spouse: Antonella Rokuzzo
Net worth: $400 million
Messi rapidly comes forward through ranks and raised himself as a strong player. First appearance of Messi is from:
At that time Messi was a youngest player scored 18 goals in 11 league games. In 2004 on the demand of senior players manager Frank Rijkaard promoted him.
Messi was just 20 when he became an essential part of Barcelona team. He scored 14 goals in 26 league games. He made himself the best player in the world during the 2006-07 campaign.
Messi was the highest paid player on the team in 2008. Messi won an Olympic Gold Medal for Argentina at the Beijing Olympics. He got FIFA World player of the year 2009. He scored 38 goals in 51 games.
In 2012 Messi beats Muller’s record for goals in a calendar year. He was champion of La Liga top goal scorer. He was top scorer in all competition in La Liga.
Messi became five times FIFAWorld Cup player of the year. In 2004 Messi offered to play for Spain but Messi decided to play for his birth place Argentina. His major international successes are Gold Medal at 2008 Olympics and won in the 2005 FIFA in 20’s world Cup.
In 2007 Copa America Argentina reached the final in Venezuela but beaten 3-0 by Brazil, with Messi’s youth making him exempt from the criticism aimed at some of his team mates.
2010 World Cup he got the prize of best player in competition of best player.
World cup of 2014 Messi was named player of the tournament, controversially in some people’s eyes, as Germany proved too good for Argentina once again winning with Mario Gotze’s extra time strike. 2015 from Argentina Messi was the only Argentina to score.
In 2017-18 Messi was the top scoring player in the top 5 European leagues with 45 goals in all competitions. In 2017 he signed the contract for the extension with Barcelona till 2020-21.
Messi VS Ronaldo:
Lionel Messi always been compared to his profile by goal scorer Ronaldo but both have their own capabilities and spirits and techniques.
“Messi has his personality and I have mine. He has his game and I have mine. I am also playing in a big club like him. We are different in every aspect. But right now, he is the best.”
-Christina Ronaldo, in 2011
On June 30, 2017 Lionel Messi got married with Antonella Rokuzzo. Marriage was held in Rosario at his hometown. They have one child. He acts as an ambassador for UNICEF and also runs his own charitable foundation, supporting access to education and sport for children. He also helps for the hospitals for cure of needy people with paying for similar treatment as he suffers.
Lionel Messi is the second highest-paid athlete in the world according to the Forbes. Messi’s estimated net worth about $400 million. By Forbes Messi got $80 million in salary and bonuses before taxes and $27 million through endorsement deals in past years. In previous year 2017 Messi made $111 million from salary, bonuses and endorsement. His present contract with Barcelona reportedly pays him $645,000 per week or $33 million per year till 2021.