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How much could Lionel Messi make from his animated series?

Lionel Messi is teaming up with Sony Music to make a new animated series about his life.

Lionel Messi is teaming up with Sony Music to make a new animated series about his life.

FIFA World Cup champion Lionel Messi is gearing up to make a new animated series about his life, as he is teaming up with Sony Music for his next audiovisual production.

Messi plans to make an animated television series to portray anecdotal episodes from his childhood growing up, and his burgeoning soccer career, to the 2022 FIFA World Cup that saw Argentina and Messi take home the biggest prize.

While his soccer playing counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez picked up a $10 million deal with Netflix, fans are looking out to see how much Messi will make from his project.

How much will Messi earn from his series?

Lionel Messi, who is no newcomer to the cinematic industry, with two other audiovisual projects under his belt, could reportedly earn more than $22 million if he chooses to stream on multiple platforms, as his 2022 FIFA World Cup win significantly increased his bargaining leverage.

Details still need to be negotiated however, as Messi still needs to make the decision on whether he wants to do the voice for the animated series – and which streaming platform he will sign with.

Both parties looking forward to production

Messi expressed his enthusiasm for the project, as he loved watching animated series growing up, and his kids enjoy them now.

“Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved animated series and my kids are big fans of animated characters,” the soccer star said. “Being able to participate in an animation project makes me happy, because it fulfills one of my dreams.”

“I would like to thank Sony Music for joining this project and we hope that everyone will like the result, especially the girls and the boys.”

Sony Music also commented on their eagerness to proceed with the series.

It is a privilege for Sony Music to collaborate with Lionel Messi on this project to showcase the power and lessons of sports in partnership with the greatest football player of all time and one of the greatest athletes in history,” Fernando Cabral, EVP, Business Development, at Sony Music said. “We look forward to bringing this heartwarming and humbling series to screens for audiences of all ages around the world.”

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi

Georgina Rodriguez, Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronald’s partner, made a $10 million deal with Netflix to share her life story.

Fans are speculating whether Messi will get a comparable sum for his story, or more.

Cristiano Ronaldo has the advantage in terms of popularity when it comes to Instagram followers. While the most followed Instagram account is the America-based social media company itself, not far behind are the two soccer players that reign at the top of the list.

The most-followed person on Instagram is Cristiano Ronaldo, with more than 551 million followers. With over 432 million followers, Lionel Messi, is not far behind as the second most-followed person on the platform, and the most-followed South American on Instagram.


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