The game of football, believed to being one of the most popular sports, continues to entertain its viewers, the fans and spectators with so many great talents, but uncommon is still the case of one who comes along, and with his much driven prowess, blows the crowd of their feet, providing the spectacle with mind-blowing and priceless moments, it can however then by said that there only a few, similar to the Argentine la pulga.
Lionel Andreas Messi Cuccittini, is an Argentine football player who plays club football for the Spanish side Barcelona FC . He was born on the 24th of June 1987, in central Argentina, Rosario where he grew up. He has a traced ancestry of both Italian and Spanish forefathers.
The Argentine is valued to have a net-worth of about $400 million, an outcome from his large wage as the Catalonian club’s star, in a mix with his various endorsement deals.
Through relatives of his parents in Catalonia, they were however able to arrange a trial with the Spanish giants, Barcelona FC, who had through their sponsors at time agreed to provide for his surgery. A trial in which he also shone at. Following his signature for the Catalan side, he started training with the team, but was only able to compete professionally at Catalan domestic league, as existing laws at that time prevented him from taking part in senior engagements in Europe.
At club level, he has continued to blossom, breaking new records, winning various trophies, awards such as five Ballond’ors, and aiding in maintaining their status as one of Europe’s best, and undoubtedly the world’s.
Messi has been reported to have signed a contract deal which will see him earn $5 million in excess to his previous annual income of $7 million from salaries and bonuses. A salary which sees him earning a weekly wage of $667,000 a week. This in conjunction with his various sponsorship deals, such as those with giant fashion company, adidas, Hawkers sunglasses, and Pepsi, has made him set to realize an estimated total of $130 million, making him solidify his position as one of the top three present highest earners in football.
Growing up he had eye for one thing, and only one thing alone, which was to play football, and although being posed with the challenge of his serious health issue from a young age, this didn’t mar his plight to achieve his dreams. He got to prove himself when presented the chance, and although being a great in history of the popular sport, he has admirably tried to become even better each year, supporting the believe that success is attained only by hard-work, and consistency.