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Lionel Messi or Paul Pogba: who makes more money from endorsements?

Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba share similarities of brand endorsements with Adidas and Pepsi, see who makes more money.  

Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi
Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba aside being opponents on the pitch have crossed paths a few other times as team members in non-football happenings. The two have two common endorsements, with football kits maker Adidas and global soft drink company Pepsi and both have appeared in commercials for the brands.

It's very easy to tell, whatever Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi are involved in, Messi does it better, spare for fashion and hairstyles. Lionel Messi is certainly the bigger superstar and earns more than Paul Pogba on both teams as he's far more successful and has a bigger image than the Frenchman.

Lionel Messi's endorsement with Adidas earns him $25m per year which has eclipsed all of Paul Pogba's endorsements which are valued at less than $10m per year, which makes it easy to note that both with Pepsi and Adidas, Lionel Messi collects more royalty than Paul Pogba.

Another venture which brings in money for both superstars is their Instagram accounts, Lionel Messi has 277m followers compared to Paul Pogba's 49.5m. Messi charges as much as $750,000 per Instagram post while Paul Pogba charges as much as $180,000 per Instagram post.

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