Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed from Europe’s top 10 most valuable footballers list while his eternal rival Lionel Messi barely made it.
Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded by many as one of, if not the best footballer in the world. Together with Lionel Messi, the duo have enamored billions of fans around the world through their battles with Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. However, the eternal rivals are no longer the top dogs of European football anymore.
At least according to market valuation website Transfermarkt who have given that honour to young PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe. While Messi is ranked a lowly 8th in the list, 35-year old Ronaldo has even failed to make the illustrious list.
Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed from Europe’s top 10 most valuable footballers list
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann is at number 10 on the list with an estimated value of £113m.He is followed by Borussia Dortmund’s English winger Jadon Sancho worth the same as Griezmann. Next up is Lionel Messi with a valuation of £132m.
Premier League stars Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham) and two of Liverpool’s front three Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah make up the numbers from 7th to 4th with a value of £141m each.
The top 3 is comprised of another PSG superstar Neymar and Manchester City’s star winger Raheem Sterling, both of whom are valued at a whopping £151m. However, they are at quite some distance from Kylian Mbappe, who tops the list with an astronomical figure of £188m.
Here’s the complete list:
10) Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – £113m
9) Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) – £113m
8) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – £132m
7) Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £141m
6) Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £141m
5) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £141m
4) Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £141m
3) Neymar (PSG) – £151m
2) Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £151m
1) Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – £188m
Cristiano Ronaldo is valued at £75m which is still an incredibly high figure for a man who has just turned 35. However, with the manner in which the transfer market has inflated in recent years, this is no where near enough to be the most valuable footballer anymore. Regardless, the Portuguese will forever be remembered for his time at Manchester United and Real Madrid.
With his career finding new wind at Juventus, there is hopefully, still a lot in store for the 5 time Ballon d’Or winner.
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