Lionel Messi had an unforgettable tournament at Qatar 2022, guiding Argentina to long-awaited World Cup success in fine fashion. At 36, the Rosario-born winger put the team on his back to bring home the coveted trophy.
With seven goals in as many games, Leo took center stage throughout the competition, which ended exactly the way he wanted it to. However, many of his teammates made their mark during the World Cup.
In reality, this achievement had a different meaning for Messi and his teammates. Although it was the missing piece for the 7x Ballon d’Or, this trophy helped other players take their careers to the next level.
According to Transfermarkt, Lionel Messi’s market value has dropped to €35 million since the last World Cup. On the other hand, four Argentine players have become more valuable than the No.10 after Qatar 2022: Julian Alvarez, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister and Rodrigo de Paul.
Market value in November 2022 (last update before the 2022 World Cup)
- Lionel Messi – €50 million
- Enzo Fernandez – €35 million
- Rodrigo de Paul – €35 million
- Alexis Mac Allister – €32 million
- Julian Alvarez – €32 million