Last Updated July 11th, 2019: Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is one of the greatest football players of all time. He has a massive fan following which is spread across the entire globe. This fandom has not just brought tremendous love in Messi’s life but has also ensured a strong bank balance. As per Forbes Magazine, Messi is World’s 4th Highest-Paid Entertainers of 2019. He has made a whopping $127 Million in the past year. Of this grand pool of money, $35 Million came from Endorsement deals.  Here we have a list of all the brands that have contributed in making Messi one of the highest paid athletes in the world.

Adidas
Adidas first began sponsoring Messi in 2006. In February 2017, the brand took this relationship a step further and signed a lifetime sponsorship deal with the Argentinian footballer. This means, as long as his football career is alive, Messi will have Adidas by his side.

Lionel Messi Brand Endorsements Sponsorships Deals List Partners Associations Advertising Adidas

Huawei
Messi became the global brand ambassador of Huawei in March 2016. If reports are to be believed,  the Chinese Telecommunications equipment company spent $6 million on this deal.

Lionel Messi Brand Endorsements Sponsorships Deals List Partners Associations Advertising

Ooredoo
Lionel Messi was roped in as the brand ambassador of Qatar based international telecommunications company – Ooredoo in 2013.

Lionel Messi Brand Endorsements Sponsorships Deals List Partners Associations Advertising

Lay’s
In the past few years with Lay’s, Messi has done various television, print and digital campaigns for the brand.

Lionel Messi Brand Endorsements Sponsorships Deals List Partners Associations Advertising lay's

Gatorade
Gatorade is endorsed by legendary sportspersons like Usain Bolt, Lionel Messi, PV Sindhu, Elena Delle Donne, Jabari Parker, Dwyane Wade and many more.

Lionel Messi Brand Endorsements Sponsorships Deals List Partners Associations Advertising

Expo 2020 Dubai UAE
Lionel Messi became the Global Ambassador of Expo 2020 Dubai in 2016.

Lionel Messi Brand Endorsements Sponsorships Deals List Partners Associations Advertising

Mastercard
In the early months of 2018, Mastercard brought Neymar Jr. and Lionel Messi in a campaign to fight child hunger.

Pepsi
Pepsi, Adidas and Konami were amongst the first brands that tied-up with the footballer.

Lionel Messi Brand Endorsements Sponsorships Deals List Partners Associations Advertising Pepsi

Hawkers
Messi signed an endorsement deal with Spanish sunglasses brand Hawkers last year.

Lionel Messi Brand Endorsements Sponsorships Deals List Partners Associations Advertising Hawkers

Jacob & Co. (Not confirmed)
In January 2019, Messi announced his association with Jacob & Co., a leading watch maker.

In the past, Messi has also advertised Tata Motors, Kanomi, Nike, Dolce & Gabbana,  Audemars Piguet, Gillette, Sirin Labs, Mengniu Group and Turkish Airlines.

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