Lionel Messi is the Argentine most favorite player of all time. At the age of 13, he left Argentina to join Barcelona where he started his professional career. The six-times Ballon d’Or winner has led his country and club side to many successful wins, little wonder, he is considered as the best player of all time. However, one of the downsides of his football career is his inability to win the World Cup for his country’s side. He led his countryside to the final of the World Cup in 2014, but unfortunately, the team lost the cup to Germany after a late minute astonishing finish from Gotze.
He has floored the football scene quite a number of time and his consistency is something that surprises millions of football fans all over the world. There is no doubt that after the competition between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the world of football might not see such a competition again for a very long time. Messi has won the Ballon d’Or six times and Cristiano Ronaldo has won it five times making it eleven years that the duo has been ruling the world of football. If there was no Ronaldo, Messi would have won the award eleven times and if there was no Messi, Ronaldo would have won it at the same time.
Meanwhile, one of the arguments of people who claimed that Messi is no way near Ronaldo when the debate is who is the best has argued overtime that Messi can only excel when he plays with Barcelona. And if he thinks he’s truly the best, he should consider playing in another team.
Lionel Messi’s weekly salary and who is richer between him and Ronaldo has been a debatable topic for years. For the records, Messi earns weekly wages more than Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2019, he named the highest-paid footballer in the world and the number four most paid athletes in the world by Forbes Magazine. Messi’s weekly take will certainly put him among the richest athletes in the world. His latest contract with the Catalonia giant is worth a net of £500,000 (€565,000) a week. Meanwhile, before he signed the contract, the football star earns a whopping sum of about £336,000 (€397,000).