Lionel Messi Net Worth (2020)

Lionel Messi Net Worth (2020)

Lionel Messi's Net Worth

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NameLionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini 
Age33
ProfessionFootball Player 
CountryArgentina
Net Worth$400 million

How much is Lionel Messi's net worth? 

Lionel Messi is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time and often seen as the best player in the world. Overcoming his growth hormone deficiency with the aid of Barcelona FC, Messi has played only for the club in all his career. 

The six times Ballon d'or winner is the all time goalscorer for both Argentina and FC Barcelona scoring over 700 career goals for club and country. 

He has always been a top ranker on the Forbes list of highest paid athletes released annually and was atop in 2019. Lionel Messi's net worth is really important to fans giving that the famous stat is on a huge salary at FC Barcelona and earns a lot from numerous sponsorship deals. 

Early Life

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24, 1987. His Dad was a steel factory manager by name Jorge Messi who has four children with Messi being the third. 

He developed passion for football while growing up in a tight-knit football loving family. Messi's earliest influence as a player came from his maternal grandmother. After her death, Lionel was devastated and as a devout Catholic has always celebrated his goals by looking up and pointing to the sky in tribute of his grandmother. 

At the young age of 10, Lionel Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. Argentine clubs River Plate and Newell's Old Boys after promising to foot the bills later dissapointed. Messi was signed at age 13 by FC Barcelona with the contract predicated on the club paying for his medical treatments. 

Football Career 

Lionel Messi's career

Lionel Messi came on in the 75th minute during a friendly match against Porto to make his first team debut at the age of 16. His superb performance put him on daily training with the club's reverse side, Barcelona B and weekly with the first team. 

He became an integral player for the club within three years of making his competitive debut. Messi helped Barcelona FC to win their first treble in Spanish football - when a club wins three trophies in a single season. 

Messi won his first Ballon d'or in 2009 after the treble success. He was followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi taking the second and third position respectively. He won the Ballon d'or in additional three seasons becoming the first player to win it four times and consecutively. 


He won his fifth and sixth Ballon d'or in 2015 and 2019 respectively becoming the highest winner of the prestigious award ahead of his arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi became the captain of Barcelona in 2018 and still holds the role. 

Lionel Messi has most caps for the Argentina national team with 138 and he's also the all-time goalscorer for the team with 70 goals ahead of Gabriel Batistuta and Sergio Aguero. He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country. 

Highlights 
  • Ballon d'or: 6X
  • European Golden Shoe: 6X
  • UEFA Champions League: 4X
  • La Liga: 10X
  • Best FIFA Men's Player: 6X
  • UEFA Best Player: 2X
  • Spanish Super Cup: 8X
  • Spanish Cup: 6X
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 3X
  • UEFA Super Cup: 3X
What is Lionel Messi's net worth?

As of 2020, the net worth of Lionel Messi is estimated at $400 million. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time. Forbes ranked Messi as the highest paid athlete in 2019 and has been a top ranker on the list since 2013. He is one of the richest athletes in the world And the second richest football player in the world

What is Lionel Messi's salary & sponsorship deals?
Tha famous soccer star earns €565,000/ $610,000/ £500,000 salary per week. This huge amount is due to the latest contract signed by Lionel Messi and also has Neymar to thank for his departure from the club, taking his huge wages off the book.

His most significant sponsorship deal is with Adidas, the rivalry of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continues to their boot makers Nike and Adidas. Messi signed a similar contract to that of Ronaldo's Nike lifetime deal with Adidas. 

Away form the sportswear company, Messi also has endorsement deals with Gillette, Pepsi, huawei, Ooredo, Hawkers etc. 

Most Expensive Things Owned By Lionel Messi 

5) Luxury Yatch

Messi and his teammates rents a yatch

Lionel Messi with his friends and teammates Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas rented a Yatch during the summer of 2019. The cost of the luxury Yatch was about $50,000 a week and it was all for a luxury holiday. 

4) £1.5 million Pagani Zonda Roadster

Pagani Zonda owned by Lionel Messi

This car is one of the most expensive rides in Lionel Messi's car collection. The rare car has only 40 of its kind made making it one of the richest and most expensive cars in the world. 

3) Ferrari 335S Spider Scaglietti 

Ferrari 335S Spider Scagliette driven by Sterling Moss

This was reportedly bought by Lionel Messi after reports stated that the football star outbid Cristiano Ronaldo for a 1957 Ferrari 335 S spider. It was claimed that Messi was the highest bidder for the car which was driven by Sterling Moss in Cuban Grand Prix in 1958.

2) Bellamar Mansion 

Lionel Messi house in Spain

In 2009, Lionel Messi bought an old house for €1.8 million in Bellamar, Castelldefels in Barcelona. The football star has spent over €6 million renovating and adapting his home to his taste. He also bought out his neighbors due to the often played loud music and noisy and rude conduct. 

1) Private Jet 

Messi's private jet, the Gulfstream V

Lionel Messi owns a $15 million luxury private jet, a 2004 Gulfstream V. The car can accommodate sixteen people and features two kitchen and bathrooms. The steps of the plane bears the name of him and his family and significant number 10 at the plane's tail. 

Motivational Quotes To Learn From Lionel Messi 

1) You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.

2) It takes sacrifice as well as talent.

3) Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.

4) I’m never satisfied. I always push my limits and I always try to get better every day.

5) I’m always proudest whenever I’ve been part of a trophy-winning team. Lifting a title makes me feel so happy because it’s what I want to do in football: be successful.

6) I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.

7) You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.

8) A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.

9) I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.

10) You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.

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