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Mbappe rated the most valuable footballer while Ronaldo miss out on top ten

Discussion in 'General sport discussion' started by Real Tosin, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Active Member

    Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable footballer in the world while Romelu Lukaku is worth more than Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo.

    That is according to CIES Football Observatory's algorithm which has calculated the transfer value of the players in Europe's top five leagues
    . The valuations are determined by the CIES’ ‘exclusive algorithm’ which considers a variety of attributes including age, results, position and league.

    Lionel Messi may be the GOAT, but he’s only the seventh most valuable player in the world currently. Lukaku's in eighth position is most shocking of the top names, with the algorithm calculating his worth at £145.3m.

    Philippe Coutinho has endured a difficult first year at Barcelona but comes in ninth while Manchester City winger Leroy Sane completes the top ten.

    The Premier League has 12 of the top 20 players, with Dele Alli, Pogba and Eden Hazard all ahead of Ronaldo in 19th - the Juventus forward is worth £114.1m, £15m more than what the Old Lady paid for him in the summer.

    But the biggest shock of all is Raphael Varane's lowly placement. The Champions League and World Cup winner, widely considered one of the best defenders in the world, is way down at 73rd on the list.

    His transfer value is estimated to be just £61.3m - the same as Naby Keita and £1.7m less than Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata.

    Here’s a look at the top 10 most valuable players, according to the CIES.
    1. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) - €218.5m
    2. Harry Kane (Tottenham) - €200.3m
    3. Neymar (PSG) - €197.1m
    4. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) - €185.8m
    5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - €184.3m
    6. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) - €171.9m
    7. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - €171.2m
    8. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) - €162.0m
    9. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) - €157.0m
    10. Leroy Sane (Manchester City) - €156.1m
     

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