LIONEL MESSI is now the world’s 97th most dear footballer.
Extremely, Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself 131th with two of the best gamers of all time each trailing Daniel James.
Daniel James is price greater than each Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, based on the newest CIES Soccer Observatory examineCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
That’s based on the newest CIES Football Observatory, whose algorithm makes use of such elements as efficiency, age and contract size, in addition to membership and nation represented to find out a person’s price.
Their findings positioned Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford top of the pile at a whopping £150million, edging out Erling Haaland and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Bruno Fernandes, Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho are additionally price in extra of £130m.
However it’s the positioning of Messi and Ronaldo that raised loads of eyebrows.
Regardless of his undoubted expertise, Messi is means down at 97th on the listing.
No fewer than TEN Pink Devils gamers are forward of him – Rashford, Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Donny van de Beek, James, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof.
Welshman James is estimated to be valued at £55m, putting him seventy fifth.
The truth is, United’s tally of ten gamers within the prime 100 is greater than every other membership, with Barcelona second on 9.
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However the motive for Messi’s lowly worth of £48.8m is because of his contract at Barcelona expiring on the finish of the season – which means the 33-year-old’s worth in the mean time is nearly completely primarily based on his high quality alone.
Ronaldo’s former facet Actual Madrid’s highest-ranked participant is Federico Valverde fiftieth at £67m.
Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr and Casemiro additionally edge into the highest 100.
Regardless of the pair’s newest transfers costing a world file £198m and British file £89m respectively, neither man will get in.
The PSG and Brazil ahead needs to be in his prime aged 28 however is barely price between £27m and £36m – partially attributable to his harm file and contract expiring subsequent yr.
For Pogba, 27, he’s price even much less at £18m and £27m – presumably attributable to having 18 months left on his Outdated Trafford deal and the fact of underwhelming performances lately.
Different surprises embody Harry Kane (£97m) down in nineteenth, Virgil van Dijk (£75m) at thirty ninth and 2020’s serial winner Robert Lewandowski (£65m) in fifty fifth, two locations forward of Kevin De Bruyne (£64m).
Nicolas Pepe (£53m) is 86th, some £52m wanting Arsenal team-mate Bukayo Saka, whereas in-form Leicester winger Harvey Barnes completes the 100 at £48m.
The listing didn’t make fairly studying for Ronaldo (131st) or Messi (97th)Credit score: Reuters
Paul Pogba, left, didn’t make the listing however Marcus Rashford topped the pile at a valuation of £150mCredit score: Reuters
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