Every January, the CIES Football Observatory calculates the transfer values of players in the five major European leagues. This year the list has a few surprises, with the dip in Cristiano Ronaldo’s market value a huge talking point.

The assessment takes into account key criteria such as age, position, contract duration, performance, international status, etc. Five Premier League players make the top 10 with Gareth Bale not featuring in the top 100.

Here are the most valuable players in the world:

1.Neymar, PSG, €213m
2.Lionel Messi, Barcelona, €202.2m
3.Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur, €194.7m
4.Kylian Mbappe, PSG, €192.5m
5.Paulo Dybala, Juventus, €174.6m
6.Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur, €171.3m
7.Kevin de Bruyne, Manchester City, €167.8m
8.Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United, €164.8m
9.Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid, €150.2m
10.Paul Pogba, Manchester United, €147.5m
11.Leroy Sane, Manchester City, €140.6m
12.Mohammed Salah, Liverpool, €140.5m
13.Raheem Sterling, Manchester City, €138.2m
14.Luis Suarez, Barcelona, €128.7m
15.Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, €126.8m
16. Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool, €123m
18. Eden Hazard, Chelsea, €119.6m
21. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, €107.5m
28. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City, €98.7m
30. Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal, €97.6m
48. Anthony Martial, Manchester United, €82m
49. Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, €80.4m
69. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Borussia Dortmund, €64.7m
74. Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal, €64.2m
100. Andreas Christensen, Chelsea, €50.2m


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