Lionel Messi Tops Major League Soccer's Salary Chart with Inter Miami

Posted : 17 May 2024

Lionel Messi's MLS salary is more than all but three of the league's 29  teams spend on payroll

Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi has emerged as the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer (MLS), boasting a guaranteed compensation of $20.45 million, as disclosed by the MLS Players Association.

This significant figure reflects only the playing portion of Messi's earnings, with additional revenue streams expected from endorsement deals with Adidas and revenue-sharing agreements with league broadcast partner Apple.

Messi's lucrative contract, signed with Miami and MLS last year, is anticipated to yield up to $150 million over its 2½-year duration, according to Sportico.


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