Register Login Live

Salah Overtakes Messi Among Most Valuable Stars, CR7 Not In Top 10

African superstar Mohamed Salah has overtaken Lionel Messi among the world's most valuable footballers, while Cristiano Ronaldo is not among the 10 highest-valued stars.

Click through the gallery above to see the highest-valued players in football, and what they are currently worth, according to CIES.

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a Swiss-based football statistics institute, has published its latest update 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.

In CIES' latest edition of their ranking, Kylian Mbappe replaced Harry Kane at the top. The Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid is valued at €216.5 million (R3.5 billion), while the Tottenham Hotspur striker's worth is estimated at €197.3 million (R3.21 billion).

Neymar, who is valued at €197 million (R3.2 billion), completes the podium, while Liverpool's Salah appears in fourth position after climbing above Messi. The Egyptian winger is the highest-valued African with a value of €173 million (R2.8 billion), while sixth-placed Messi's worth dropped to €170.6 million (R2.78 million).

Read: Juve Boss Strips Ronaldo Of Some Free-Kick Duties

Meanwhile, the Argentine's longstanding rival Ronaldo sits further down the ranking with an estimated value of €123.6 million (R2 billion) – €20.2 million (R328 million) more than he was rated in the previous update in June.

Are you surprised Salah is now said to be worth more than Messi? Have your say in the comments section below.

nextarticle

'Ronaldo Used To Train With Ankle Weights'

6 comments

Top 5

Bucs’ Strikers Through The Years - Why Benni Leads The Pack

1 Apr 18, 2019 05:31 PM in Orlando Pirates

Messi Reacts To Ronaldo, Juve UCL Elimination

45 Apr 17, 2019 05:31 PM in Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar Watch

'Let The League Go Where It’s Supposed To Go'

175 Apr 17, 2019 10:17 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

10 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

10 Stars Linked With Naturena Switch - Big Chiefs Window?

18 Apr 19, 2019 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi Reacts To Ronaldo, Juve UCL Elimination

45 Apr 17, 2019 05:31 PM in Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar Watch

Middendorp Drops The Hammer, Drops Big Names To Reserves

55 Apr 18, 2019 03:08 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

European Golden Shoe Race Update

9 Apr 15, 2019 12:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Chiefs Duo Who Impressed Middendorp The Most

18 Apr 15, 2019 10:49 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi Names World’s 5 Best Players, Excludes CR7 & Himself

56 Mar 30, 2019 06:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

9 Richest Footballers In The World, Past & Present

23 Jan 29, 2019 07:17 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Preview - How Sundowns Can Beat SuperSport

13 Apr 16, 2019 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns