About Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi net worth has been announced to be 115 million dollars. In addition, his yearly salary reaches even 45 million dollars. Thus, it is no surprise that Lionel Messi is considered to be the highly paid football player all around the world. Moreover, Lionel Messi net worth is also increased every year by millions of dollars through his appearance in many endorsement deals. Lionel Messi was born in Argentina and is known to the public as a very successful and influential football player.
Lionel Messi has been playing in the positions of a striker and winger in the FC Barcelona and the Argentina National Football Team. His first football match was when he was sixteen years old and his team played against another team called Porto. When the football player became 17 years old, he debuted in his first league and played against RCD Espanyol and became the third youngest player in the FC Barcelona team, which is the main source of Lionel Messi net worth. At that time, Lionel Messi also became the first person of such age, who scored for FC Barcelona.
During the years 2005-2006, the football player got Spanish citizenship and started being paid as being a member of the team. During that time, he debuted in the Spanish First Division League. Lionel Messi scored against one of the most successful and powerful stars on the field Ronaldinho and he received long standing ovations from the crowd. In the seventeen League games in which he appeared, Lionel Messi scored six goals, which is a huge number. However, in 2006 he was diagnosed with broken metatarsal and had to take a three months break for it to heal completely. However, when he came back to the field, he came back very strongly.
During one of his come back games, Lionel Messi scored a hat trick in the game against Real Madrid and it made him to be the first player to do so after Ivan Zamorano. In 2007-2008, Lionel Messi was the one who leaded his team to go on to play in La Liga. Because of that, Lionel Messi was nominated for a FIFA ProWorld XI Player Award. Moreover, he was named as the best football player in the world by the Marca newspaper. Talking about his career on the international scale, the football player achieved numerous awards, such as the Golden Shoe and the Golden Ball. Such recognition not only boosts his spirit, but also increases the overall amount of Lionel Messi net worth.