Sep 18, 2021 09:39 PM IST
L'Equipe devoted its front page Saturday to the Argentine superstar's "giant salary" -- a minimum of 110 million euros spread over three years.
- Sep 15, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Looking nothing like the team that used to thrive when Messi was on the field, Barcelona couldn’t get a single shot on goal the entire match and saw Bayern constantly threaten the other way.
- Sep 10, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Lionel Messi got the opener after 14 minutes in Buenos Aires, dancing around the Bolivian defence before curling the ball into the net from just outside the box.
- Sep 06, 2021 06:35 PM IST
Conor McGregor is the highest paid athlete in 2021 with total earning of $180 million. Tens of millions, or even hundreds of millions of dollars per year are at play when it comes to athletes at the very top of their game. Though the pandemic put a significant dent in the business of sports, and teams and their owners earned significantly less, individual athletes actually thrived. A look at the Forbes annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid athletes for 2021.
- Aug 19, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Koeman is likely to field a similar lineup against Athletic and retain the front three of Memphis Depay, Antoine Griezmann and double scorer Martin Braithwaite.
- Aug 12, 2021 05:43 PM IST
As Messi joins PSG, a look at his time at Barca, and how the most famous club in the world got to this point
- Aug 12, 2021 03:02 PM IST
PSG's plan is to have the three forwards playing together in an all-star attack that they hope can finally win them the Champions League, yet Mbappe's long-term future remains a source of doubt.
- Aug 12, 2021 02:46 PM IST
Paris St Germain (PSG) said in a statement the tokens included in his "welcome package", or signing on fee, had been provided by Socios.com who are the club's fan token provider.
- Aug 12, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Lionel Messi claimed the last of his European titles with former side Barcelona in 2015, while the Qatari-owned Parisians are yet to clinch the continent's elite club competition.
- Aug 11, 2021 10:40 PM IST
In PSG's flagship shop in central Paris, one fan who queued two hours to buy a Messi shirt as soon as the Argentine signed, was more than happy to part with the 165 euros ($194) his purchase cost him.
- Aug 11, 2021 03:31 PM IST
The 34-year-old claimed the last of his European titles with former side Barcelona in 2015, while the Qatari-owned Parisians are yet to clinch the continent's elite club competition.
- Aug 10, 2021 07:34 PM IST
Messi has struggled to duplicate club success for his country, reaching one World Cup final and three Copa America finals and losing them all.
- Aug 10, 2021 04:20 PM IST
Messi was dropped by Barcelona last week as the financially-stressed Catalan club could not afford him despite a pay cut.
- Aug 10, 2021 11:22 AM IST
As Argentine superstar Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona and looks set to sign for Paris Saint-Germain, he takes with him a legacy which has inspired a legion of lesser-known players who have been compared, often against their will, to the 34-year-old.
- Aug 09, 2021 10:47 PM IST
COVID19 pandemic impact on club’s revenues, high debt burden and adherence to LaLiga regulations made it tough for FC Barcelona to retain Lionel Messi.
- Aug 09, 2021 07:25 PM IST
The FFP rules notably forbid top European soccer clubs to pay their playing squads an excessive share of their total revenues, according to the member's complaints, which also state that the transfer of the 34-year-old Argentine star to PSG would breach the code.
- Aug 09, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Lionel Messi broke down during his final press conference as a Barcelona player after the club announced that Messi will leave Barca as it could no longer afford him. Here's how much the star footballer might be paid after his emotional exit from Barca.
- Aug 08, 2021 04:25 PM IST
Lionel Messi said that he believed he would be staying at the club, with a five-year deal agreed on a 50 percent pay-cut, only for a surprise U-turn to happen late last week.
- Aug 08, 2021 04:21 PM IST
The 34-year-old Argentinian superstar, six times a Ballon d'Or winner, has been out of contract since the end of June and Barca say they cannot afford to keep him, with Paris Saint-Germain widely expected to try to entice him to the Parc des Princes.
- Aug 07, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Barcelona said the 34-year-old will leave the club, despite both parties having reached an agreement over a new contract, citing economic and structural obstacles to the renewal of the deal.
- Aug 06, 2021 08:29 PM IST
Funded for a decade by Qatari sovereign wealth, PSG is one of the few clubs in the world that can afford the 34-year-old Messi's salary.
- Aug 06, 2021 05:00 PM IST
The club and Messi had both wanted to sign a new contract but the Argentine's deal would have taken salaries to 110 percent of the club's earnings, a financially risky move given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joan Laporta said.
- Aug 06, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Lionel Messi's incredible 17-season career at Barcelona appears to have come to an end.
- Aug 06, 2021 11:10 AM IST
Lionel Messi scored a club record 672 goals in his 17 seasons with Barcelona.
- Aug 06, 2021 06:58 AM IST
A month after the Rosario-born superstar led the national team to their first major title in 28 years, Messi was again the centre of attention as the club announced he would end his 18-year relationship with them and not sign a new playing contract.