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Lionel Messi earns $20.4 million under contract with Major League Soccer's Inter Miami

Lionel Messi earns $20.4 million under contract with Major League Soccer's Inter Miami

Lionel Messi’s annualized compensation from his Major League Soccer contract with Inter Miami is just over $20.4 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi’s annualized compensation from his Major League Soccer contract with Inter Miami is just over $20.4 million, the MLS Players Association said Wednesday.

Messi earns more than the entire payroll of all but three other MLS teams and twice as much as every player combined on Orlando City.

The 36-year-old star has a $12 million base salary and total guaranteed compensation of $20,446,667, the players association said in its 2023 salary update.

Those figures cover what Messi receives from his MLS deal, which runs through the 2025 season, including any marketing bonus and agent's fees. They do not account for any additional agreements with the team or its affiliates, or for any performance bonuses.