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Lionel Andrés Messi, commonly known as Lionel Messi, is a famous Argentine football player. To the public, Lionel Messi is best known for playing in the position of a forward in one of the best and most popular Spanish football clubs “FC Barcelona”. Ever since his debut with “Barcelona” in 2005, Lionel Messi has become the instrumental player for the team.

Lionel Messi Net Worth $180 Million

Known for his agility and dribbling skills, Lionel Messi has achieved many personal milestones and broken countless world records. With “Barcelona”, Messi has won the UEFA Champions League three times, Copa del Rey twice, and FIFA Club World Cup twice. As a player, Messi was named the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009, received the Bravo Award, Golden Boy Award and Marca Legend Award, as well as 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball award for Best Player. Messi also holds the record for the most FIFA Ballon d’Or awards received, and the Guinness World Records title for most goals scored in a year.

Considered to be one of the best players in the world and often compared to a legendary Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi is a truly remarkable player, whose contributions to “Barcelona” have been immense over the years.

A popular football player, how rich is Lionel Messi? In 2013, Lionel Messi collected $21 million from endorsements for such companies as Turkish Airlines, Adidas and EA Sports. That same year he added $20 million in winnings and salary, while his annual salary in 2013 amounted to $41 million. In 2014, Messi almost doubled his winnings and salary to $41 million, and contributed an additional sum of $23 million from various endorsements. In regards to his total wealth, Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated to be $180 million. Needless to say, most of Lionel Messi’s net worth and wealth comes from his career as a professional football player, as well as product endorsements.

Lionel Messi was born in 1977, in Santa Fe, Argentina. Messi was fascinated by football from childhood, however his medical condition, namely growth hormone deficiency, made it difficult for him to find a team that would be willing to pay for his expensive treatment. Fortunately enough, Carles Rexach, who worked as a manager at “Barcelona”, invited Messi for a try-out. Afterwards, Rexach and Messi made a deal that if he moved to Spain to play for the team they would take on his medical expenses. Messi, together with his father, moved out to live in Barcelona, where he initially started playing in the “Barcelona” Infantil B team. Messi then went on to play for “Barcelona B” team, before he joined the “Barcelona” first team in 2005.

In addition to playing for “Barcelona”, Lionel Messi debuted in the Argentina’s U-20 team in 2004, in a match against Paraguay. Ever since then, Messi has been constantly supporting his team during international tournaments and helping them secure important victories.

Outside of football, Lionel Messi has been appearing on various video games, magazines, and other media publications.

A famous football player, Lionel Messi has an estimated net worth of $180 million.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 24, 1987
Birth place: Rosario, Argentina
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Weight:148 lbs (67 kg)
Profession:Football player
Partner:Antonella Roccuzzo (2008–)
Children:Thiago Messi

Interesting Facts

1He scored 46 goals in La Liga, 8 goals in Champions League and 4 goals in Spanish cup season 2012/2013.
2He scored 50 goals in La Liga, 14 goals in Champions League and 3 goals in Spanish cup season 2011/2012.
3He scored 31 goals in La Liga, 12 goals in Champions League and 7 goals in Spanish cup season 2010/2011.
4He scored 34 goals in La Liga, 8 goals in Champions League and 1 goal in Spanish cup season 2009/2010.
5Son, with Antonella Rocuzzo, Thiago Messi was born on November 2, 2012.
6He is the only soccer player to have won the Ballon d'Or four times consecutive: 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
7Son of Jorge Horácio Messi and Celia María Cuccittini.
8Is the second Argentine to win a Ballon d'Or. The first being Alfredo Di Stéfano.
9Won the gold medal with Argentina in the 2008 Olympic Games.
10World Youth Championship with Argentine Soccer Team in 2005. He was the leading scorer and the best player of the competition.
11Very friend of Sergio Agüero.
12World Soccer Young Player of the Year: 2006, 2007 and 2008.
13Playing for FC Barcelona in La Liga (Spain).


1Number 10 shirt for FC Barcelona and Argentina
2Short stature




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FIFA Ballon d'Or 20102011TV MovieHimself
2010 FIFA World Cup2010TV SeriesHimself - Argentina
Quelli che... il calcio2009TV SeriesHimself
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Argentina
S: The Stories2008TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2007TV SeriesHimself
Mañanas informales2007TV SeriesHimself
Fifa World Cup: Germany 20062006TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Argentina
La noche del 102005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Los sueños del Barça2015DocumentaryHimself
Match 642015DocumentaryHimself - Player Argentina
Javier Zanetti capitano da Buenos Aires2015DocumentaryHimself
The Team2014DocumentaryHimself
2014 FIFA World Cup2014TV SeriesHimself - Argentina
2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil2014Video GameHimself
FIFA Ballon d'Or 20132014TV MovieHimself - Nominee
60 Minutes Sports2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Football Player (segment "Messi")
FIFA Ballon d'Or 20122013TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Football Player (segment "Barca")
EA Sports FIFA 132012Video GameHimself (voice)
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2007-2012TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

60 Minutes Sports2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Football Player (segment "Barca") / Himself - Football Player (segment "Bob Simon") / Himself - Football Player (segment "Messi")
Telefé noticias a las 192014TV SeriesHimself
1002 Momentos de la tele2013TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Football Player (segment "Barca")
Televisión registrada2012TV SeriesHimself
Gracias por venir, gracias por estar2012TV SeriesHimself
Memòries de la tele2011TV SeriesHimself

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