Calling all football fanatics, the most valuable football player in the world have been announced. Looking back at the 2019/2020 season, Swiss-based sports research group CIES Football Observatory has once again compiled its list of most valuable player and the results are in. Based on a number of factors including performance for both club and country, age, position, current league as well as the economic power and success of the club reveals the market worth of the player. On top, 21-year-old mogul and French player Kylian Mbappé is worth €265.2 million EUR (approximately $429.9 million AUD), according to the study.
What may be a surprise to some, the high paid earner on Instagram, Cristiano Ronaldo, was no where to be seen in the top 10 while Lionel Messi of Barcelona came out at eighth with an estimated worth of €125.5 million EUR ($203.4 million AUD) despite also being named in Forbes’ highest-paid athletes of the decade. Raheem Sterling of Manchester City came in second place followed by Mohammed Salah from Liverpool. Bookending the list, it was Lautaro Martínez of Internazionale who scraped in at number 10.
Does this spell the new highest earning players of the decade? Scroll below to see who made the cut. For more information, visit here.
1. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) – €265.2 million EUR (approximately $429 million AUD)
2. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – €223.7 million EUR (approximately. $362 million AUD)
3. Mohammed Salah (Liverpool) – €175.1 million EUR (approximately $283 million AUD)
4. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) – €168.9 million EUR (approximately $273 million AUD)
5. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) – €155.6 million EUR (approximately $252 million AUD)
6. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – €150.5 million EUR (approximately $243 million AUD)
7. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – €134.3 million EUR (approximately $217 million AUD)
8. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – €125.5 million EUR (approximately $203 million AUD)
9. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – €123.6 million EUR (approximately $200 million AUD)
10. Lautaro Martínez (Internazionale) – €115.7 million EUR (approximately $187 million AUD)