Messi is one of the most loved and liked soccer players in the world. He is also a highest paid and richest soccer player. See in below article ” Lionel Messi Net Worth 2016 – Football Gala ” his net worth and salaries.
Lionel Messi Net Worth 2016 – Football Gala
Lionel Messi Net Worth – $350 million
Leo Messi is the highest paid soccer player in the world earning slightly more than Cristiano Ronaldo. He earns from his current Barcelona deal about £15 million a year ($21.5 million). After tax and other charges he cost around £30 million a year to Barcelona if we take into account 52% tax in spain.
Lionel Messi has also a unique contract with famous sponsor Adidas where he is the face of world’s second biggest sports brand earning in region of $40 million a year according to his current deal with Adidas. He also has number of other endorsement deals with different sponsors and companies. Only one soccer player which is Ronaldo can upstage Messi in terms of Endorsement deals and yearly income. Infect Messi is the highst earning player in the world of soccer.
If we take a deeper look at how Messi became the highest paid footballer in the world we come to know that he signed 7 contract extensions with Barcelona since 2005.
Here we have a short history of Lionel Messi’s Salary from when he came to spain back in 2000 when his family arranged an trial with FC Barcelona in December 2000. At that time he was aged just 13 years after that he officially became Barcelona youth team play in February 2001. Club identified the real talent inside him and agreed to pay his medical bill of $1000 a month and also provided accomodation for his family who moved to Barcelona. He made his first appearance for Barcelona at the age of just 16 year against Porto in 2003 and after that he signed his first professional contract in February 2004 an 8-year deal earning a mere €1500 per week.