Lionel Andres Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captain for both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina National team. Often considered as the best footballer in the world, Messi has won himself a record of six Ballon d’Or awards. He has scored over 700 senior career goals in all competition for club and country.
Although, he has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, the footballer is highly paid for his services to the club as indicated from the details of his leaked contract signed in 2017 for four years. The whole value of the entire contract was over half a billion Euros for four years, which averages €139 million per, €381 thousand per day, €15,875 per hour, €265 per minute and €4 per second. These figures don’t include the additional bonuses and addons he receives such as loyalty bonus of over €77million.
This contract signed in 2017 is regarded as the most lucrative deal handed to any athlete in the history of sports and athletics.