Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 24, 1987. Messi is an Argentine football player. He has won 8th Ballon d’Or Awards(2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021 and 2023). Recently, in 2022, he helped his team(Argentina) to win the World Cup.

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Lionel Messi is also known as one of the best football players in the world. Many people also compare him with legends like Pele, Maradona, and many others.

Quick Info

REAL NAMELionel Andrés Messi Cuccitini
NICKNAMELionel Messi
BORNJune 24, 1987
BIRTHPLACERosario, Argentina
AGE36 years old
HEIGHT5 feet 6 inches
PROFESSIONFootball Player
SALARY$75 Million
NET WORTH$600 Million

Lionel Messi Net Worth

A professional soccer player Lionel Messi, has a net worth of $600 million. He is undoubtedly one of the highest-paid players in history. The majority of Messi’s early net worth was earned while he was a winger and striker for FC Barcelona. He was a player for Barcelona from the time he was a teenager until 2021.

Messi’s record-breaking 2017 contract with Barcelona paid him an average base salary of $168 million annually. In addition, he receives about $40 million annually from endorsements, so he was making about $200 million annually under that contract.

For a number of years, his contract numbers were kept secret, but in January 2021, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo revealed the details of the compromised agreement. His starting salary under his previous contract was $44.68 million per year.

Messi Early Life

Early in his life, He was playing for Grandol where his father Coached him. In 1995, Messi began playing football as a young boy and joined Newell’s Old Boys youth team. Newell’s Old Boys is a top-division football team based in Rosario. Top clubs across the Atlantic were impressed with Messi due to his extraordinary talents.

early life

Messi moved to Barcelona with his family when he was 13 years old, and he joined the FC Barcelona under-14 team. He quickly graduated through the higher-level teams, scoring 21 goals in 14 games for the junior team. In a friendly match, he made his unofficial FC Barcelona debut at the age of 16.

Lionel Messi Career

During his youth, Messi played for the Newell’s Old Boys team and suffered from a growth hormone deficiency. However, he received treatment for this condition when he was 13 years old. After that, Messi and his family moved to Barcelona, where he joined FC Barcelona’s U14 team.

Messi, whose skill set continues to grow, increased through the ranks of the club rapidly, making his senior debut at the age of 17. After playing for Barcelona for 17 years, Messi and Barcelona have a very good relationship with each other. He helped the Spanish football club(FC Barcelona) win 10 La Liga titles, 4 Champions League crowns, and 7 Copa del Rey trophies.

messi career

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In August 2021, he signed with Paris Saint-Germain, a French team, where he played for two seasons and won two Ligue 1 titles. Recently, he won the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2021 Copa América with his nation.

Now, he is playing for the Saudi Arabia club known as Inter Miami until the end of 2025. Messi has scored 821 goals and 344 assists in his career all from his boots.

Messi Family

Antonella Roccuzzo is the wife of Messi. Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo are native to the Rosario region and were introduced to one another at a very young age; some people think that they have been friends since they were five years old.

messi family

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Messi and Antonella have three children who are all boys. The Messi children are all about the same age and starting to show the qualities of world-class soccer players. Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, born in 2012, is the oldest among the three sons of Messi. Matteo Messi Roccuzzo, their second child, was born in 2015, a few years after Thiago. However, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo, the youngest son of Lionel Messi, was born in 2018.

Lionel Messi is the son of Jorge Horacio Messi and Celia Maria Cuccittini and was born on June 24, 1987. His father was a manager at a steel factory. Celia Maria Cuccittini, his mother, was a housewife. Along with his parents, Messi has two brothers and a sister. Interesting fact: Matias Messi and Rodrigo Messi are Messi’s brothers, and Maria Sol Messi is his sister.

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