Top 10 Most Valuable Football Players
Top 10 Most Valuable Football Players In the World:
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10. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – €70million
Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard is the 10th most valuable player in the world. The 26-year-old Belgian has long been talked about as a future Ballon d’Or winner and is definitely one of the best players in the Premier League.
Real Madrid have long been admirers of the Belgian superstar, but only a bid well in excess of the world record transfer fee will see Chelsea even consider selling their prized asset.
9. Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus) – €75 million
Gonzalo Higuain was on fire last year. The Argentine almost singlehandedly guided Napoli to the Serie A title scoring an almost unbelievable 36 goals in 35 appearances before sealing a controversial move to Juventus for a fee of €90 million.
At Juventus, Higuain has hit his straps almost immediately. 22 goals in 32 appearances along with a goal against old club Napoli has seen him quickly win over the Bianconeri Ultras and the addition of the Argentine striker has made Juventus one of Europe’s top clubs again.
The Serie A giants will be hoping that Higuain guides them to both domestic an European success this season.
8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – €80 million
Probably the best finisher in the world right now, Robert Lewandowski is undoubtedly Poland’s and Bayern Munich’s star striker. The Polish forward always knows where the goal is and his 42 goals in 51 appearances for Bayern Munich last season proved to be crucial in their Bundesliga and DFB Pokal triumph.
Good in the air, good with both feet and deadly from the penalty spot, Robert Lewandowski is one of the most complete strikers in world football. With 25 goals in 31 appearances this season, Lewandowski has carried on his good form and is one of the star names in the incredible Bayern Munich side.
7. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – €80 million
The world’s most expensive player, Paul Pogba, is widely tipped to be a future Ballon d’Or winner by many of his peers and it is easy to see why there is so much hype about the talented 23-year-old midfielder.
Pogba has been described by his club Manchester United as a “powerful, skilful, and creative” player who has “an eye for goal and a penchant for the spectacular.” Equally comfortable in both a defensive and attacking midfield role, Pogba has also been praised for his ability, leadership and work rate.
6. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – €82 million
The France and Atletico Madrid forward had a bittersweet 2016. Undoubtedly Atletico’s star man, Griezmann narrowly missed out on the La Liga, Champions League and the Euros. Although he missed out narrowly on all the major trophies, Griezmann captured the imagination of football fans all over the world with his wonderful performances for both Atletico Madrid and France.
Still only 25, Griezmann is one of the most wanted players in the world. Blessed with great skill, amazing dribbling skill and a dream of a left foot.
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5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – €90 million
Backed to be the best player in the world in the future by Real Madrid President Florentino Perez and manager Zinedine Zidane, Bale recently signed a bumper new contract on 30th October which will keep him at Santiago Bernabeu until 2022.
One of the fastest footballers in the world, Gareth Bale is known for his pace, skill, agility and ability to get past defenders due to his awesome acceleration. The only thing holding back Bale from genuine greatness is his fitness issues.
4. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – €90 million
The Barcelona number 9 has arguably taken his game to new heights ever since he completed a big-money transfer from Liverpool to Catalonia. Scoring and setting up goals for fun, Suarez even outscored Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann in La Liga in the 2015/16 season scoring 40 goals in 35 games, winning the Pichichi award.
Supremely talented and tenacious, Luis Suarez always gives more than a 100% on the pitch. Known for his direct running and skillful dribbles, Luis Suarez tormented defenders all over Europe nutmegging them at will and scoring some spectacular goals as well.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – €100 million
One of the two stand out footballers of this generation along with Lionel Messi, Ronaldo is one of the greatest players ever to play the beautiful game. Ronaldo’s goal scoring exploits have been mind boggling considering the fact that he plays as a winger on most occasions.
The Portuguese superstar first captured the world’s attention at Manchester United, putting in some stunning performances, leaving defenders flat-footed with his dazzling skills. After his move to Real Madrid, Ronaldo took his game to a whole new level becoming one of the best goalscorers ever to play the game.
Having a burning desire to be the best, Ronaldo has worked hard to hone his undoubtedly prodigious talent. Ronaldo is capable of scoring all types of goals be it stunning long-range efforts, free kicks, simple tap-ins or even powerful headers.
2. Neymar (Barcelona) – €102 million
Considered the favourite to break the Ronaldo-Messi Ballon d’Or duopoly and the long-term heir to Lionel Messi, Neymar is considered to be the future of Barcelona. The 25-year-old recently signed a 5-year-contract extension with the Catalan giants.
Neymar’s skills, dribbling, technical ability and playmaking skills often remind us of another Brazilian who is a Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho. Tipped to be the next big football superstar, it is only a matter of time before Neymar becomes the most valuable footballer in the world.
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – €120 million
The only footballer ever to win the Ballon d’Or award 5 times, Lionel Messi is an absolute phenomenon. The diminutive Argentine has been Barcelona’s main man for a long time now and has put in some spellbinding performances in the Champions League and La Liga.
Capable of winning matches single-handedly, the left-footed genius has made Barcelona from a very good team a great team. Barcelona have arguably been the best team in the last 12 years and Lionel Messi has been an integral part of their success.
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