|Last Salary at FC Barcelona (2021)||35 million euros net|
|Date of birth||June 24, 1987 (34 years old)|
|Born in||Rosario, Argentina|
|Marital status||married to Antonella Roccuzzo (since 2017)|
|profession||Soccer pro, advertising star|
|Full name||Lionel Andres Messi Cuccitini|
|children||3 (Thiago, Mateo, Ciro)|
How much money does Lionel Messi have?
Overall, Messi with an estimated private fortune of 510 million euros is ahead of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo , with whom Messi not only has close matches on the pitch. Because if you look at the salary of the superstars alone, Messi earns more than CR7. But the advertising value of the Portuguese is a lot higher than that of the Argentine. The contract with FC Barcelona, which runs until 2021, was not renewed and so Messi joined Paris Saint Germain and is expected to earn a net salary of €41m per season . In addition, there is a fee of around 40 million euros just for the signature. That would make him the absolute top earner in football again. Even the young teammates Neymar and Mbappe look old here. The last net salary at FC Barcelona was 35 million euros net / season.
Messi’s financial career is remarkable: while his parents had to raise 700 euros a month for eight-year-old Lionel due to a hormone disorder, he was already earning a monthly salary of 600 euros at FC Barcelona as a teenager. With his sporting successes, his income gradually increased and led to a gigantic fortune.
Salary of Lionel Messi: how much did he earn at FC Barcelona?
When it comes to the financial well-being of the superstar at FC Barcelona, the club has splashed out and paid a fortune. In addition, a transfer fee of 700 million euros was set in the contract, which lasted until 2021. Since the extension in November 2017, Messi’s net salary at FC Barcelona has been an incredible 35 million euros . That would be over €71m gross, which the Catalans paid to one player alone. However, that was only the guaranteed salary. In addition, according to the Spanish press, there was a bonus of 63.5 million euros for the signature and a loyalty bonus of 70 million euros on top of that. In total, the six-time world footballer has 555,237,619 euros for 4 years (2017 to 2021) .received, that would be a good 138 million euros per year.
Of course, there are other earning opportunities for the superstar via success bonuses: For the Champions League title, he would have received a one-off payment of 12 million euros and there would also be extra money for championship titles, cup titles or world footballers. Der Spiegel calculated on Football Leaks documents that if Messi would only play 60% of the competitive games, an average gross salary of around 106 million euros. With maximum success, it could even be 122 million euros per season. A fortune!
Since an agreement was not possible despite a waiver of half the salary for the financially troubled club, the Argentine left the club in the summer of 2021.