Revealed: The 20 most valuable players in world football – featuring TEN Premier League stars

The CIES Football Observatory have published their top 100 most valuable players in the world, and Premier League talent features prominently (from Mirror.co.uk)

Four Premier League stars are among the 10 most valuable players in the world.

The CIES Football Observatory have published their top 100 most valuable players in the world,and Premier League talent features prominently.

The organisation have developed a statistical model to value footballers using metrics such as player performance, age, contract as well as data on employer clubs and potential recruiting ones.

Top of the pile is Barcelona star Neymar who has an estimated value of £217million.

He’s followed by his teammate Lionel Messi who has been valued at £150m.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring his team's first goal
Harry Kane is one of two Spurs players to make the top 10 (Photo: Getty Images)
Paul Pogba reacts to a missed chance
Paul Pogba is the world’s most expensive player… but not the most valuable (Photo: Getty Images)

Paul Pogba comes in third and is the most highly valued Premier League player at 136m

Antoine Griezmann (£132m) and Luis Suarez (£127m) complete the top five.

Harry Kane is the world’s sixth most valuable player at £122m putting him ahead of seventh placed Cristiano Ronaldo who has been valued at £112m.

Juventus’ Paulo Dybala is in eighth with a value of £100m followed by Dele Alli (£98m) and Eden Hazard (£90m).

Cristiano Ronaldo is only seventh in the list (Photo: Getty Images Europe)
Alexis Sanchez makes the top 20 (Photo: Shaun Botterill)
Rank Player Value
1 Neymar (Barcelona) £217m
2 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £150m
3 Paul Pogba (Man Utd) £136m
4 Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) £132m
5 Luis Suarez (Barcelona) £127m
6 Harry Kane (Tottenham) £122m
7 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) £112m
8 Paulo Dybala (Juventus) £100m
9 Dele Alli (Tottenham) £98m
10 Eden Hazard (Chelsea) £90m
11 Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus) £86m
12 Anthony Martial (Man Utd) £82m
13 Raheem Sterling (Man City) £76m
14 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) £74m
15 Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid) £73m
16 Sergio Aguero (Man City) £70m
17 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) £69m
18 Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) £69m
19 Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) £68m
20 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) £67m

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