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

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

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By David Kappel - Jan 09, 2018 06:30 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar and 2017 Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has dropped to 49th position in the most valuable players ranking, with Neymar and Lionel Messi both being valued more than double as much as the Portuguese.

Click through the gallery above to see the highest valued players in football, according to CIES.

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

In CIES' latest edition of their ranking, Neymar remained at the top with a value of €213 million (R3.17 billion), while Ronaldo dropped from seventh to 49th position with €80.4 million (R1.19 billion).

Lionel Messi sits in second place with €202.2 million (R3 billion), ahead of Harry Kane, who is valued at €194.7 million (R2.89 billion), and Kylian Mbappe with €192.5 million (R2.86 billion).

Paulo Dybala completes the top five highest valued players with a value of €174.6 million (R2.59 billion).

Dele Alli's worth is said to be €171.3 million (R2.55 billion) while Kevin De Bruyne's value is €167.8 million (R2.49 billion), according to CIES. They follow in sixth and seventh spot respectively, before Romelu Lukaku, with €164.8 million (R2.45 billion), Antoine Griezmann, with €150.2 million (R2.23 billion), and Paul Pogba, with €147.5 million (R2.19 billion), complete the top 10.

Read: Shock EPL Club In For Ronaldo?

Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez and Marcus Rashford are also among the highest valued players, while Mohamed Salah is the only African in the top 15.

Do you agree with Ronaldo's massive decrease in value? Have your say in the comments section again.


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Joseph Mlilo Joined: 02 May 2015
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Joseph Mlilo Jan 16, 2018 11:09 AM
Pogba, Griezmann, De Bruyne, Neymar and Messi in the top 5 for me
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murefu Jan 11, 2018 08:46 AM
,,,,,,,,,no hazard and mxm
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Bigjack Jan 10, 2018 03:32 PM
THE BIG NO
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morakawalekhosi Jan 10, 2018 11:39 AM
who ever was conducting die dang must be high on nyaope
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rendzo1 Jan 10, 2018 11:06 AM
Mane should appear somewhere ahead of Raheem Sterling
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Faysal Jan 10, 2018 08:41 AM
What about cowbusa? Is he next to penaldo?
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dbongs77 Jan 10, 2018 07:31 AM
Hazard and Coutinho not there... While Rashford is there.
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Chiefester Jan 10, 2018 06:26 AM
No Coutinho or Hazard on the top 20?
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clemz7 Jan 09, 2018 10:42 PM
False false statistics
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timelessmessi Jan 09, 2018 09:25 PM
Mr Google at 49th
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timelessmessi Jan 09, 2018 09:24 PM
Mr Google at 49th
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Golden Boots Jan 09, 2018 08:44 PM
Neymar this Neymar that, he's still a small team player!
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Bucs King Jan 09, 2018 08:31 PM
Unfortunately there's no Penaldo in the list...Siyabonga
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blackmeteor Jan 09, 2018 08:13 PM
CR7 should be earning in the top 3
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Schweinstriker_31 Jan 09, 2018 07:37 PM
drpped from 7th to 49th tjerrr
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dlaminincamiso9 Jan 09, 2018 07:35 PM
Neymar is simply the best, I enjoy watching him

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