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Lionel Messi Declines $1.9B To Play The Long Game
June 21, 2023

In episode #2489, Neil and Eric unpack why Lionel Messi declined $1.9B to play the long game. When choosing which football club to play for, there’s often more going into the decision than money alone. Tune in to learn about the deals that Messi was offered, the numbers behind them, and how he is making a decision that will benefit his future self.


  • [00:00] Today’s topic: Lionel Messi Declines $1.9B To Play The Long Game.
  • [00:28] An overview of the options that Lionel Messi had of teams to play for.
  • [01:18] The deal that David Beckham offered Lionel Messi.
  • [02:18] How Beckham played the long game, and how Messi is doing the same.
  • [03:27] Why there are factors other than money influencing Messi’s decisions?
  • [05:03] The Messi brand and why it matters.
  • [06:43] That’s it for today! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe!

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