One of Lionel Messi’s sponsorship, and his largest is with Adidas. Adidas provides cleats for Messi every time new ones are put out, they also provide cleats specially made for him. Adidas have payed the Argentinean superstar an estimated $2 million dollars.
Lionel Messi is #4 on the list of the worlds highest-paid athletes of 2014 and #45 in the Celebrity 100 with $65 million. He gets paid $41.7 million a year and $23 million comes from sponsorship’s such as Adidas and Turkish Airlines. In May of 2011, Lionel Messi signed his 7th contract in 11 years which will pay him $50 million a year (before taxes) and will remain playing for Barcelona until 2019.
Lionel Messi has set numerous records in his career as a professional soccer player. Setting records in Spain, Barcelona, Argentina, Europe and the world. Some of these records include 4 Ballon d’Or, most consecutive goals scored in league matches with 33, most European golden boot awards with 3 and most in a season with 73 and in the year with 79. These are just some of the many records Lionel Messi has achieved in his career.