Who holds the record for the largest soccer contract ever?

Who Has The Biggest Contract In Soccer History?

Lionel Messi signed one of the most lucrative soccer contracts in history.

Lionel Messi is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes. He is an Argentine soccer player who earns $42 million per year for his club, Paris Saint-Germain. In 2021, Forbes ranked him No. 2 on the list of highest-paid athletes. Messi’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 million.

In his great career, Messi has represented two clubs, one of which was FC Barcelona. He signed a four-year contract with Barcelona in 2017 worth over $600 million. His deal was not only one of the most lucrative in the EPL, but it was also the most lucrative in sports history at the time.

Thanks to leaked documents published by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, everyone was able to see what his contract comprised. Fabrizio Romano, an Italian reporter, revealed the details of Messi’s huge contract on Twitter. It included a $167 million salary each year.

El Mundo today, what a bomb. Leo Messi’s contract with Barcelona revealed on front page 🔴👇🏻 @elmundoes

– €555,237,619 contract [4 years].

– €138m per season fixed + variables.

– €115,225,000 as ‘renewal fee’ just for accepting the contract.

– €77,929,955 loyalty bonus. pic.twitter.com/FK3I34hJta

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2021

When the specifics of his contract were leaked in 2021, El Mundo reported that Messi had already earned $619 million from the deal.

Since his departure from Barcelona, how much money has Lionel Messi made?

Messi departed Barcelona in 2021 after 17 seasons and signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, with a third-year option.

A $30 million incentive was included in the deal, as well as the rights to his jersey sales. Apart from that, Messi earns money via Adidas, Gatorade, Pepsi, and Lays endorsement partnerships. According to Forbes, Messi’s endorsements are estimated to be worth $33 million.