Lionel Messi is one of the most recognizable names and faces in the world due to his football success. He is playing for Argentina’s national team and FC Barcelona.
Lionel Andres Messi was born in Rosario, Santa Fe in Argentina on June 24, 1987. He has three siblings, and all of his family was a big fan of football. His father was even a football coach, and when Messi was just four years old, he entered his father’s team. At the age of eight, Messi was playing in another club, and that is when he was offered to have his training at La Masia, which was a notable football club for young athletes of C Barcelona. By the age of 13, he had some health problems, and when FC Barcelona offered to pay for his medical, his family decided to move to Spain.
After recovering, Messi showed that he was worth every penny, and he soon started showing how talented of a footballer he really is. He ranked up quickly, and he had his first match when he was 16 years old.
Messi was 16 years old when he first scored for his team, and that made him the youngest player who scored for FC Barcelona. At the age of 22, Messi got his team to win Ballon d’Or, and he was awarded FIFA World Player of the Year. He went on to win three more Ballons d’Or, and that was three years in a row. By the end o 2015, he had five Ballons d’Or awards in his pocket, and Messi became the only footballer in history to have them in that number.
In 2011 Messi became the captain of Argentina’s national team, and they participated in three finals – the 2014 World Cup and two Copas America. Maradona, a legendary Argentina player, was amazed by what kind of talent Messi has, and Messi is one of the greatest footballers in the world today.
With that kind o talent, come great projects, and Messi made sure he has his cash in. Beside his sponsorship, he got a contract with Adidas, and that deal alone brings him $20 million a year. He also has a deal with Pepsi, EA Sports, Tata Motors, Samsung and hi was a brand ambassador of Gillette and Turkish Airlines.
Lionel Messi has a home in Castelldefels, which is located in Barcelona, and there aren’t any details on how the interior looks like. But, judging by the exterior, it must be amazing, and Messi even bought some estates that are located nearby in the neighborhood just to make sure he has all the privacy he needs. Messi also invested money in a tech home he wants to build in the shape of a football. Impressive, right?
Messi drives Maserati GranTurismo MC Stardale, an Audi R8, a Ferrari F430 Spider and a Dodge Charger.
Lionel Messi Net Worth 2020
In addition to his football contract with FC Barcelona, he has much more income from various endorsements, projects, and sponsorship. Lionel Messi’s estimated net worth is around $400 million, and that can only continue to grow.