Lionel Messi Net Worth 2023, News, Age, Height, Weight, Teams, Wife, Biography

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Argentine professional footballer Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini (born June 24, 1987) does miracles when times are tough. Lionel Messi is the team captain for both Barcelona (a Spanish club) and the Argentina national team. His outstanding dribbles, swiftness, and powerful shots have amazed many since he was a kid. He still thrills football fans as a global hero. 


We examine Messi’s rise from a young football fan to the modern-day face of the game and how he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve his goals.

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NameLionel Messi
Full NameLionel Andres Messi Cuccittini
Nick NameMessidona, La Pulga Atomica, Leo, La Pulga, Atomic Flea, and Messiah
Born (Date of Birth)24 June, 1987
Age (as 2023)36 years 
BirthplaceRosario, Argentina
Zodiac SignGemini
HometownRosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
SchoolLas Heras Elementary school
Profession Argentine professional footballer
ReligionRoman Catholic
FatherJorge Messi
MotherCelia Maria Cuccittini
SiblingsMattias Messi, Maria Sol Messi, and Rodrigo Messi
SpouseAntonella Roccuzzo
SonThiago Messi Roccuzzo, Mateo Messi Roccuzzo, and Ciro Messi Roccuzzo
Daughter NA

Physical Stats

Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown


Lionel Messi Age36 Years


Lionel Messi Weight72 kgs


Lionel Messi Height5′ Feet 7’ Inches


Lionel Messi went to Las Heras Elementary School.

He couldn’t keep going to school because, when he was 13, he signed a deal with FC Barcelona and started playing football.

SchoolLas Heras Elementary school


Lionel Messi’s Club Career

FC Barcelona

Messi moved to Barcelona’s senior team after playing for the juniors. In one season, he played for five teams. While on international break, Messi was one of the few players who helped the first team. At 16, Messi made his senior squad debut. After his spectacular performance, Barcelona’s star Ronaldinho became friends with Messi, helping him adjust to the first team. His amazing antics earned him a lucrative deal in 2004 (from 2004 to 2012), his first professional contract, with a 30 million euro buyout clause that rose to 80 million euros.

He started for Barcelona’s B-team in 2004–2005. He made his league debut on October 16 against Espanyol as a substitute with the A-team. On his 18th birthday, Messi signed a new Barcelona senior squad contract. With a 150 million euro buyout clause, the contract expired in 2010. European big clubs like Inter Milan showed interest in Messi, proposing to increase his earnings and pay his 150 million euro buyout clause. Messi chose to stay. During the season, his contract was updated in September and expired in 2014. After gaining Spanish citizenship, Messi formed a strong attacking combination with Samuel Eto’o and Ronaldinho.

At 19, Messi became a world-class player in 2006–2007. Even with injuries, Messi resembled Diego Maradona after multiple comparisons. He scored a goal identical to Maradona’s 1986 FIFA World Cup Goal of the Century in the 2006–2007 Copa del Rey semi-final against Getafe. Spanish media called Messi “Messiah” after Ronaldinho’s downturn when he joined Barcelona. He placed third in the 2007 Ballon d’Or and second in the FIFA World Player of the Year. Messi took the No. 10 jersey after Ronaldinho left and signed a new contract worth 7.8 million euros, Barcelona’s highest.

He was second in the 2008 Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year.

At 22, he won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA Player of the Year in 2009. That season, Messi won La Liga for the second time.

Messi won the first FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010 despite his World Cup loss. Barcelona’s all-time top scorer and Spain’s first player to reach 50 goals was Messi in 2010–2011. Messi became the No. 8 creator, No. 9 scorer, and No. 10 assistant after his stellar performance. He won the 2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or and was the first UEFA Best Player in Europe. Messi was considered one of the best players ever due to his many accomplishments.

As his form maintained itself, Messi won the FIFA Ballon d’Or and the Guinness World Record for most goals in a year in 2012.

Messi joined Barcelona in 2013–2014 and contracted until 2018. Barcelona lost 7-0 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the Champions League when Messi was injured. Barcelona was condemned for their poor performance, demonstrating their reliance on the Argentine star. He suffered his worst season in five years. Barcelona increased his compensation from 20 million euros to 36 million euros in his new contract. Under new coach Luis Enrique. La Liga’s all-time best scorer is Messi. He placed second in the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or again. Messi, Suarez, and Neymar formed a lethal attacking combination. The season ended with him being named UEFA’s Best Player in Europe.

Messi made 100 Champions League appearances at the youngest age in 2015–2016. Messi won the Silver Ball in the 2015 Club World Cup Final for Barcelona. Messi won the Pichichi and European Golden Boot and finished second to Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2016 Ballon d’Or and Best FIFA Men’s Player Awards.

Messi had a great season in 2017–2018, but not enough to win the Ballon d’Or. After Andres Iniesta left, Messi became captain in 2018–2019.

Leo Messi’s National Team Career

The star footballer has scored 65 goals in 128 professional matches for Argentina. He has failed to extend his Barcelona glory to La Albiceleste. He always performs well, yet La Albiceleste always loses in the quarterfinals, semi-finals, or finals when he leads them.

Messi, a young player, was part of the 2006 World Cup team that lost in the quarterfinals. Eight years later, on South American territory, Messi led La Albiceleste to a great World Cup run before a late German goal ended his dream. Copa America has also had successive runners-up.

Marital Status

Since 2008, Messi has dated Rosario native Antonela Roccuzzo. Since age five, Roccuzzo has been great friends with football player Lucas Scaglia, his cousin. A year later, Messi revealed their relationship in an interview in January 2009. A month after the Barcelona-Espanyol derby, they announced their love during a Sitges carnival. Messi and Roccuzzo had three sons: Thiago (2012), Mateo (2015), and Ciro (2018). He married Roccuzzo at Rosario’s luxury Hotel City Center on June 30, 2017.

Marital StatusMarried
WifeAntonela Roccuzzo


Antonella Roccuzzo is Messi’s longtime girlfriend. She works as a model and is also a trained nutritionist. He was in love with her for a long time, and they were there for each other through good times and bad.


Lionel Messi FatherJorge Messi
Lionel Messi MotherCelia María Cuccittini
Lionel Messi BrotherMatias Messi, Rodrigo Messi
Lionel Messi SisterMaria Sol Messi
Lionel Messi WifeAntonela Roccuzzo 
Lionel Messi DaughterNA
Lionel Messi SonThiago, Mateo and Ciro

Lionel Messi Family Photo

Lionel Messi Family Photo


Lionel Messi News: In 2013, Messi and his father, who managed his son’s finances, were charged with tax fraud for using offshore shell companies to avoid €4.2 million in Spanish endorsement income taxes.

Even after paying €5 million to the Spanish state, the two were tried in 2016 for the claims.  That July, Messi and his father were fined €2 million and €1.5 million and handed suspended 21-month prison sentences (in Spain, first-time offenders receive suspended sentences under two years).

Social Media

Instagram486M Followers
Facebook115M Followers
Twitter748.4K Followers
LinkedIn Visit
Pinterest NA
YouTube1.84M Subscriber
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Lionel Messi PSG

Ligue 1     
Ligue 1     
YearMatches playedGoalsAssists 


Lionel Messi Current TeamsInter Miami
Argentina National Team


La Liga2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
Copa del Rey2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
Supercopa de España2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
UEFA Super Cup2009, 2011, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup2009, 2011, 2015
Argentina U20(FIFA U-20 World Cup)2005
Argentina Olympic team(Summer Olympics)2008
Argentina Senior team
Copa America
FIFA World Cup



FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Ball2005
FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Shoe2005
Golden Boy2005
Argentine Footballer of the Year2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
FIFPro Young World Player of the Year2006, 2007, 2008
FIFA FIFPro World 112007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Copa América Dream Team2007, 2011, 2015, 2016
Copa América Best Young Player2007
UEFA Team of the Year2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
La Liga Best Player2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
La Liga Best Forward2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16
Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano (best player in Spain)2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
FIFA World Player of the Year2009
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year2009
Ballon d’Or2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball2009, 2011
FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player2009, 2011
UEFA Club Forward of the Year2009, 2019
European Golden Shoe2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
Pichichi Trophy2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Goal Scorer2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award2011, 2015
IFFHS World Team of the Decade 2011–2020
IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Decade 2011–2020
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball2014
FIFA World Cup Dream Team2014
Copa América Golden Ball2015
FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball2015
IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
IFFHS World Team of the Year2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
The Best FIFA Men’s Player2019
Ballon d’Or Dream Team2020


Barcelona, Miami, Rosario and Ibiza

Car Collection

Ferrari 335 S Spider ScagliettiMaserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale
Audi A7Range Rover Sport
Ferrari F430 SpyderAudi RS6
Audi Q7Lexus RX 450h
Range Rover VogueCadillac Escalade
Mercedes SLS AMGPagani Zonda Tricolore
Mini Cooper

Net Worth

Messi is one of the most famous football players in the world. He was a successful brand ambassador, especially for Adidas, and, along with Ronaldo, he was one of the highest-paid professional footballers.

Messi earns about $75 million. Lionel Messi is the world’s richest footballer, with a $620 million net worth.

Net Worth 2019$455 million
Net Worth 2020$490 million
Net Worth 2021$530 million
Net Worth 2022$565 million
Lionel Messi Net Worth 2023$600 million


Who is the top Messi or Ronaldo?

In 1106 games, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 804 goals (0.72 per game). Lionel Messi has 759 goals (0.79 per game) in 957 games. Messi has more goals than Ronaldo, as shown by these figures.

How much is Messi’s net worth in 2023?

With nearly 620 million US dollars, Lionel Messi is the world’s richest footballer.

Does Messi have a World Cup record?

Lionel Messi, like Cristiano Ronaldo, has never won a FIFA World Cup, but Argentina is in the 2022 semi-finals and could win.

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