The annual assessment of players in Europe’s top five leagues takes into account a variety of factors, including age, position, contract duration, performance and international status. Ronaldo, meanwhile is worth just €80.4m according to the study, coming in below 48 other players; making Our TOP 10 list Ronaldo-less.
10. Paul Pogba (Man United) – €147.5
Pogba has been described by his club as a “powerful, skilful, and creative” player who has “an eye for goal and a penchant for the spectacular.” The Frenchman is doing more than justifying the €105 million (£89.3 million) record fee.
9. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – €150.2M
Another French on the list; a quick, modern, and versatile left-footed forward, with an eye for goal, Griezmann has been described as a “team player”. His Performances made him a subject of transfers from clubs all along Europe.
8. Romelu Lukaku (Man United) – €164.8M
Lately tipped to be a flop, Lukaku featured on a list the 2017 Ballon d’Or winner couldn’t. Alongside Pogba, they meanwhile, are considered to be worth a combined €122 million more than the Reds Devils spent to sign them.
7. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – €167.8M
“I think he is a special, outstanding player. He makes everything. Without the ball, he is the first fighter, and with the ball he is clear he sees absolutely everything.” Pep Guardiola’s statement will make you realize what the Belgian is worth.
6. Dele Alli (Tottenham) – €171.3M
On 2 February 2015, Tottenham signed Alli in the last hours of the mid-season transfer window on a five-and-a-half-year deal for an initial fee of £5 million. And now, he needs no introduction; €171.3 million speaks.
5. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – €174.6M
A quick, creative and agile player with excellent technical ability, Dybala is known for his dribbling skills, balance, and close control in limited spaces. Day by day, the Argentine magician cements his name on the football great’s list.
Let’s forget about the performances; on 31 August 2017, Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of Mbappé from Monaco on loan. The fee was set at a rumored €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons, potentially making him the second most expensive player, only behind teammate Neymar.
3. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – €194.7M
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – €202.2M
In the full list, Barcelona contributed both the most valuable goalkeeper on the list (Marc-André ter Stegen at €96m) and the most valuable defender (Samuel Umtiti at €101m); with Messi leading the way for La Liga players.
1. Neymar Jr. (PSG) – €213M
Neymar is evidently Ligue 1’s most valuable player; he is valued more than double as much as Cristiano Ronaldo. He may be estimated at a lower value than the €222 million Paris Saint-Germain paid last summer. But he still tops the list.