Among the best soccer players throughout history Lionel Messi is always considered as legend. Cristiano Ronaldo’s arch rival Lionel Messi is the runner-up in the list. He has been playing at FC Barcelona for the past 13 years at the senior level and no one is unaware of his contribution to Barcelona’s success in the past decade. He is the club’s number 10, club’s all-time top scorer, and the reason for the success of Barcelona. If you talk about the Lionel Messi salary, he surely deserves to be paid $51 million a year by Barca. His total annual income in 2016 is $77 million, 6 million less than his rival Portuguese.