Lionel Messi Net Worth! Lionel Messi’s status as the world’s best player has started to translate into endorsement opportunities. Messi is nicknamed “The Flea” for his diminutive stature, Messi is the world’s best soccer player. He has also been voted as the player of the year over the past two seasons.
As of 2019, Lionel Messi’s net worth is approximately $400 Million dollars, making him the 3rd richest soccer player on the list. His current Barcelona contract is through 2020-21 and pays him over $80 million annually. He also has a lifelong deal with Adidas. Lionel Messi is an Argentinian footballer (soccer player) known to be one of the greatest players of the modern football league. He is known for his goal scoring records and his ability to dribble the ball past opponents.
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.Messi beat Mayweather who was leading the last four years in a row.
Mayweather who earned a whopping $285 million from his 2017 bout against UFC star Conor McGregor did not get into the ring in the last 12 months. Messi’s $127m earnings include $35 million through endorsing global brands like Adidas, MasterCard and PepsiCo and more. This year’s list is also the first time that three football players have been ranked as the top three earners since Forbes began tracking athlete earnings back in 1990.
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 top scorer with 36 goals in 30 games. Following this season he quickly moved through the ranks and started becoming noticed by professional teams.