Lionel Messi Net Worth, Biography, Salary, Kids, Wife,& Awards

Lionel Messi is an Argentine soccer player who plays for FC Barcelona and the national team of Argentina. He has set goals scoring records and won individual awards on his way to becoming one of the greatest football players in the world.

Messi, as he is known, is one of the few great players who has dedicated his career to a single club for decades, You may be familiar with Messi, but do you know what his current net worth is? and everything he is? Just keep reading for all details.

Quick Facts:

Lionel Messi Net Worth:$600 Million
Born:June 24, 1987
Country of Origin:Argentina
Role Playing:Winger/Striker
Source of Wealth:Football, Endorsement, Model
Salary:$75 Million
Martial StatusMarried( To: Antonella Roccuzzo)
Childeren: Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.

Early Life & Biography

Messi was born to Jorge and Ceclia Messi  in Rosario, Argentina, on June 24, 1987. Messi He went on to play with his brothers and cousins Rodrigo, Matias, and Maximiliano, as well as Biancucchi, all of whom ended up going on to become professional footballers.

He was enlisted to join the youth system of Newell’s Old Boys, a Rosario-based club, when he was eight years old.

Late when he was just 10 years it was discovered that Messi had a hormone deficiency, which limited his growth, because he was literally very small compare to other kids, and this was a threat to his career.

His parents were incapable to fund the entire treatment because his health insurance only shrouded the first two years of growth hormone treatment, which cost more than $1,000 per month.

Messi’s family then traveled to Catalonia to set up a trial with Barcelona in September 2000, thanks to relatives they had there.

On December 14th, Barcelona signed him, and in what would be his first contract with the club, he signed on a paper napkin, how funny but yeah the club covered for his treatment.

As a result, Messi’s family decided to relocate to Barcelona, to a location close to the famous Camp Nou stadium.

Lionel Messi Personal Life

Messi married Antonella Roccuzzo, his childhood sweetheart and cousin of to his best friend and fellow soccer player Lucas Scaglia, on June 30, 2017.

When Messi was five years old, he met Roccuzzo in their hometown of Rosario. Their marriage ceremony, labelled the “wedding of the century” by Argentina’s Clarn newspaper.

The wedding took place at a luxury hotel in Rosario, with 260 guests including a number of fellow star soccer players and Colombian pop star Shakira.

Thiago, born in November 2012, Mateo, born in September 2015, and Ciro, born in March 2018, are Messi and Roccuzzo’s three children.


During his fourth season with Barcelona FC, one of the richest football clubs in the world, Messi quickly rose through the ranks, premiering for a club record five times in a single season.

Messi appeared in only one official match before being promoted to the Juveniles A, where he scored 18 goals in 11 league games.

Messi made his first-team world premiere on November 16, 2003, at the age of 16 years,  when he entered the 75th minute of a friendly against José Mourinho’s Porto.

Fast forward to 2012, when Messi played primarily on the right wing for Barcelona’s new manager, former captain Pep Guardiola.

Messi has since won a record six Ballon D’or awards and broken numerous records, establishing himself as a legend. There is no doubt that Lionel Messi’s net worth has skyrocketed.

Messi has played in Barcelona FC alongside international stars such as Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Neymar Jr, Suarez, and others.

Messi has more than 600 goals, holds the records for most goals in La Liga (438), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (181) and the Copa América (12), among many other extensive lists of records.

And currently Lionel Messi’s transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain(PSG) was announced on August 10, 2021,.

Awards & Achievements

Messi has accomplished a lot in his career and has won numerous awards, including:

  • La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
  • UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
  • The FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005
  • FIFA Ballon d’Or/Ballon d’Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2019
  • European Golden Shoe: 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Copa América Golden Ball: 2015
  • UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award: 2011, 2015
  • The FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2009, 2011, FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2015, FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2011
  • FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Ball: 2005
  • FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Shoe: 2005
  • IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • Ballon d’Or/Ballon 2021 and so much more.

Net Worth & Salary 

Lionel Messi made the majority of his money for FC Barcelona as a striker and winger, and also from endorsement and currently his net worth in 2021 is estimated to be around $600 Million .


Lionel Messi has inscribed his name into the history of football as one of the most prosperous and greatest players of all time.

Apart from his massive weekly salary at Barcelona, which is his primary source of income, all other endorsements and businesses contribute to Lionel Messi’s net worth, and above all things in his career, he loves his family and he is a great dad and husband.

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