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Five Africans Among 100 Most Valuable Players

Five Africans Among 100 Most Valuable Players

By David Kappel - Jan 11, 2018 05:42 PM @kappilinho

While Neymar was rated the most valuable star in football and Cristiano Ronaldo dropped to 49th position, there were also five Africans among the 100 most valuable players.

Tired of reading? Click through the mini-gallery above to see the five most valuable Africans, according to CIES.

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a Swiss-based football statistics institute, recently published its annual report on the transfer values of Europe's top players. Multiple variables were taken into consideration, including player performances, age, contract length and potentially interested clubs.

Neymar leads the ranking with a proposed value of €213 million (R3.18 billion), followed by Lionel Messi at €202.2 million (R3 billion).

While Ronaldo dropped to 49th position with a value of €80.4 million (R1.2 billion), Mohamed Salah is the highest valued African. The 2017 CAF African Footballer of the Year's current worth has been calculated as €140.5 million (R2.1 billion), and he is the only African in the top 50.

Leicester City's Wilfried Ndidi sits in 51st position with an estimated worth of €77.4 million (R1.15 billion), while Salah's teammate Sadio Mane completes the top three with a value of €66.3 million (R989 million), according to CIES.

Read: Neymar Rated World's Most Valuable Star, Ronaldo Drops To 49th

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with a value of €64.7 million (R965 million) is in 72nd spot, and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, with €62 million (R925 million), is in 80th position.

Which other Africans do you think can break into the top 100 most valuable stars next year? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Munangwangwa Joined: 25 Nov 2017
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Munangwangwa Jan 11, 2018 07:08 PM
This is madness..ronaldo at forty something.. Current world best player? Thuli madonsela must go and investigate this Swiss thing
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murendeni joe Jan 11, 2018 06:48 PM
Salah is a star

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