Stat of the Day: 140 Million Euros

Stat of the Day: 140 Million Euros

Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? The debate about who is the world’s best player will continue to rage, but the market has given a clear nod to FC Barcelona star Messi. Messi was officially named the most expensive player in the world on Friday by Brazilian sports thinktank Pluri Consultoria, with a transfer value pegged at 140 million euros. In contrast, Ronaldo is worth a mere 96 million. Andres Iniesta came in third with a value of 68 million, and Cesc Fabregas made the top ten at 51 million. In general, Spain dominated the list of the world’s most valuable players with 14 in the top 60. Follow this post after the jump for a complete list of the top ten.

Lionel Messi (140 million Euros)

Ronaldo (96)

Andres Iniesta (68)

Wayne Rooney (60)

Radamel Falcao (56)

Neymar (55)

Sergio Aguero(53)

Cesc Fabregas (51)

David Silva (51)

Mesut Ozil (44)

Stats: Pluri Consultoria• Image: EFE