BEHOLD! MESSI’S MASSIVE CONTRACT – THE BIGGEST NUMBERS

BEHOLD! MESSI’S MASSIVE CONTRACT – THE BIGGEST NUMBERS
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Ex-Barca president Josep Bartomeu (right) and Messi shake hands at the 2017 contract signing

In spite of the dwindling financial fortunes of FC Barcelona, the club signed a contract with Lionel Messi which will further worsen the financial standing of the club. Below is the nugget of the contract.

  • £491,732,285 – signed in 2016, it is the biggest contract in sporting history
  • £122m – earnings every season in guaranteed gross salary
  • £102m – takes home for renewing his contract in 2017
  • £69m – picked up a ‘loyalty bonus’ for staying at the Nou Camp
  • £3.1m – if Barcelona win the Champions League 
  • £1.75m – what he receives for playing 60 per cent of Barcelona’s games
  • £452m – amount he’s already earned from the contract with five months left 

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