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Lionel Messi Footballer Net Worth & Salary in 2016

Original Name Lionel Andrés Leo Messi Cuccittini
Lionel Messi Net Worth $180 Million (USD)
Source of Income Football
Annual Income  $20 Million
Girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo

Lionel Messi is known for his amazing net worth of $180 million that makes him a popular soccer star. He is known to be the charming man who plays for FC Barcelona as well as Argentina national team.  He is admired as 4 times winner of “FIFA Player For The Year Award” after making the scores of 91 goals in favor of Argentina and Barcelona.

Lionel Messi Net Worth

Impressive Net Worth

Lionel Messi is the famous soccer player who is known to have a wonderful amount of net worth of $180 million. This amount has been entirely  earned from his games that he contributed in the fame of FC Barcelona as well as Argentina National team. The majority section of the net worth has been earned from soccer career whereas some amount has even been arrived from endorsements too.

 

From Where His Income Arrives To His Bank Account

He is known to make a huge income as a player of soccer. He is even topping the list of highest paid soccer player with yearly package of $44.68 million. Additionally, he adds on to the net worth with the income that arrives from the endorsement assignments worth of $20-30 million. As per record, he is involved with the endorsement for Adidas, Herbalife, etc.

 

Personal Life

He is the great personality who hails from Rosario destination of Argentina. And, later was settled in Spain along with his family. He was born in the family of Jorge Horacio Messi and Celia Maria Cuccitini. His father was devoted worker associated with a steel factory whereas his mother was part-time cleaner. They were 4 siblings: Lionel, Rodrigo, Matias and Maria Sol.

 

Why Did He Shift To Spain?

By the time, he turned to be 11, he was diagnosed that he was suffering from some sort of growth hormonal disorder. His father was no longer capable to carry out the treatment. During this period, Messi caught the attention of Carles Rexach who was Sport director of FC Barcelona. He took the charge to pay the bill of Messi only if he could move to Spain. With whole hearted concern of his father, Messi had to sign a contract on napkin paper. And with this, they migrated to Spain to begin his career.

 

Soccer  Career

Lionel begins his career at tender age of 16, with a debut match played against Porto team. By the time, he turned to be 17, he was introduced to the league where he debuted against RCD Espanyol and with this earned the title to be 3rd youngest player of Barcelona. At this particular moment, he has even garnered the title to be youngest player to score for Barcelona. In the peak season of 2005-2006, Messi was paid for the first time as well as even was offered the citizenship of Spain. Finally, he rose to fame and made his debut in Spanish First division league. Messi was given a pleasure of standing ovation in his first matches when he scored against the champion “Ronaldinho”. By this time, he had played 17 leagues and was declared as winner in 6 amongst which one was for Champion League. Later in the season of 2006-2007, Messi got injured and had to go for 3 months bed rest to heal up the injury caused in the metatarsal bone. He was again back with full energy against Racing Santander. Later, in March, he declared  hat trick after defeating Real Madrid that made him the first player to do so across Ivan Zamorano history. In the season of 2007 to 2008, Messi offered the owner to Barcelona to get listed amongst Top 4 of La Liga.

 

Incredible Achievements

Moreover, in his international career, he has been announced as the winner of Golden Shoe as well as the Golden Ball. His success has been enhanced with the nomination for FIFA ProWorld XI Player Award. Beside this, Marca Newspaper has rendered him the title of Best player in the world. Moreover, other newspaper states that he must be awarded with Ballon d’Or award.

 

Philanthropist Perch

Side-by-side, Messi is running an organization known as Leo Messi foundation that effort to improve the condition of needy children with best option of education and health care. Another foundation, Herbalife offers children with medical attention, transportation as well as other recovery measures. He is even known as good will Ambassador of UNICEF. Messi is even known to be associated with video games such as Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011.

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