Marcus Rashford named world’s most valuable footballer as Lionel Messi drops to 97th

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has dropped to 97th on the list of most valuable footballers in the world while Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is the sport’s most valuable player, a study calculates.

The CIES Football Observatory use a number of criteria to judge player’s value including, but not limited to, age, contract duration, sporting level, international status and inflation.

That data is applied to footballers across Europe’s top five leagues – Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.

England international Rashford tops the list at a value of €165m, while Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (€152m) and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (€151m) complete the top three, with Rashford’s United teammate Bruno Fernandes in fourth.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona captain

Barcelona news over the past decade has been dominated by Messi’s prominence at the top of world football but he is now ranked just 97th, as he celebrates his 34th birthday at the end of the current season.

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  1. Alpha says:

    Fake information

  2. Choxlolo says:

    Man this guy a mediocre player just like every other English player

    1. Zorro says:

      This is really a joke. Rushford most expensive player 😄🤣😅

  3. Osas says:

    F*** this info

    1. Ahmali says:

      This is not fake…You can check other sites that u trust, they’ll tell u same.

    1. Sinchan says:

      As much fake as u right?😡

  4. Sayan Neogy says:

    What’s next? Phil Jones the best defender? Lol publishing crap like this will affect this website severely.

    1. jakepr says:

      That’s rather unfair. This hasn’t come from the good folks who produce this website, its out there on many other realms as well.

  5. Lanre says:

    Hard to believe. There are tens of fantastic footballers much valuable and far better than Rashford. It’s a crappy report.

    1. Fisher says:

      Can you name them please?

  6. Evandro says:

    First time i have to quote Trump: fake news… Y’all should be ashamed…

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