Top 10 most valuable footballers in the World 2014.
Friday, November 29, 2013-Determining the exact value of a footballer especially in modern times where players make a lot more money from endorsements than salaries is no mean feat.
However, Brazilian sports company, ‘Pluri Consultoria’ has put together a list of ten most valuable players with Messi leading his nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, the most expensive player in the world, Gareth Bale, is conspicuously missing from the list, despite joining Real Madrid over the summer in a whooping €100m deal from Tottenham Hotspur.
The 10 most valuable players in the World 2014:
1. Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona). Market Value: €139.6M
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid): €104.2M
3. Neymar (Brazil, FC Barcelona): €67.4M
4. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay, PSG): €63.0M
5. Radamel Falcao (Colombia, Monaco): €59.1M
6. Mesut Özil (Germany, Arsenal): €54.0M
7. Andrés Iniesta (Spain, FC Barcelona): €53.7M
8. Mario Götze (Germany, Bayern Munich): €48.4M
9. Wayne Rooney (England, Manchester United): €48.2M
10. Frank Ribery (France, Bayern Munich): €46.8M