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Lionel Messi has a crazy fan following across the globe thanks to his heroics and achievements on the field. Messi has won The Best FIFA Men’s Player of the year two times, Ballon d’Or seven times, FIFA Club World Cup three times, Copa America Trophy last year, and Champions League Trophy four times. He has also won UEFA player of the year three times.
Meanwhile, a video of a fan involving the 34-year-old has gone viral on social media. The fan was driving his vehicle but didn’t know he was driving across the Argentinian. However, when he came across the team bus where Messi could be clearly seen, he saw a glimpse of the legend. He couldn’t believe his luck and recorded the moment as he knew that something might happen again in his life.
The video has been watched by more than 750,000 people and counting. It has also got more than 28000 likes and counting and has been retweeted more than 3800 times and counting.
This guy saw Messi in the Argentine team bus while driving and went crazy 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/K3P8we7ijq
— R (@Lionel30i) June 3, 2022
This year, the Argentinian footballer has played 26 Ligue 1 game and has scored six goals. Also, he has assisted in 15 goals scored by his team. He had a better performance in the Champions League as scored five goals in seven goals. Talking about his revenue, he was listed as the highest paying athlete according to the Forbes Magazine.
He also has a clothing line in Barcelona in 2019. Incidentally, he has played for the city-based club for a long time. Also, he has life long deal for endorsing several brands. Last year, he was transferred to Paris-Saint Germain. According to a leaked report in early 2021, he earns a sum of around $165 million annually in salary and incentives.
In March this year, signed an endorsement deal with a fan engagement app, Socios, which will reportedly pay him $20 million annually. Apart from this, he has been sponsored by the likes of Gatorade, Hard Rock Cafe Inc., Konami, MasterCard, Ooredoo, Pepsi, Pepsi Co, YPF and many more.