While Lionel Messi has just joined Paris Saint-Germain, discover his garage, to say the least heterogeneous!
Thunderbolt in the world of football! After years of serving with FC Barcelona, his club since always, Lionel Messi decided to fly to other horizons, as his contract came to an end. It is therefore in popular jubilation and in front of cameras around the world that the seven-fold Ballon d’Or landed yesterday in Paris, in order to start a new two-year contract with the Paris Saint Germain. A new major challenge for the champion, currently considered the best player in the world, which should cost the Paris club dearly. And for good reason, if nothing has yet been officially signed, we are already talking about an annual salary set at 40 million euros. If this remuneration is significantly lower than the 74.9 million euros negotiated during his years in Barcelona, the Argentine striker can count on the many sponsorship opportunities and other juicy contracts.
According to Forbes magazine, Lionel Messi would have pocketed more than 110.5 million euros between May 2020 and May 2021, or 82.5 million euros in salary and 28.1 million euros from various sponsorship contracts. Crazy sums that allowed the player to become the 2nd highest paid sportsman in the world, just behind Conor McGregor and ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. A great fortune therefore, which the champion spends in particular in real estate and cars. Before moving to Paris, Messi then owned a villa worth 8 million euros located in the heights of Castelldefels, near Barcelona. Less exuberant than some of his rivals, “Leo” remains rather discreet about his garage and is not used to appearing on social networks at the wheel of expensive cars. However, this is not why the Argentinian player does not appreciate the beautiful bodies, quite the contrary.
A beautiful collection
The star of the round ball indeed has a very nice garage, composed of models for the less heterogeneous. If Leo Messi has a certain affinity with Audi, one of the sponsors of FC Barcelona, now replaced by Cupra. Audi A7, Q7, RS 6 or even R8 Spyder are notably part of its collection, alongside more exotic models. Among them, let us quote the Cadillac Escalade as well as the Dodge Charger SRT8, boarding a V8 6.4 liters of 477 horsepower for 637 Nm of torque. A big sports fan, the Ballon d’Or also owns a Mercedes SLS AMG, a Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale or even an exceptional Pagani Zonda Tricolore. But the highlight of the show is undoubtedly the Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, which had been bought by the footballer for a sum of 32 million euros in 2016. True star of the Artcurial sale at the Retromobile show at the Porte de Versailles, the Italian had unleashed passions, while he was whispering to himself that Cristiano Ronaldo had also tried his luck. A rivalry between the two football icons that continues well beyond the field …
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