The CIES Football Observatory has accounted that Lionel Messi is now only the seventh greatest player in the world recently and that the Barcelona captain is worth €171.2m, which is way beneath PSG striker Kylian Mbappe who tops the charts at €218.5m.
Barcelona’s other rep. in the top 7 most valuable players is Philippe Coutinho who comes in just behind Messi at €157.0m.
The estimations are ascertained by the CIES’ ‘exclusive algorithm’ which considers different characteristics including age, results, position, and league.
According to the CIES, beneath is a list of the top 7 greatest players:
1) Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – €218.5m
2) Harry Kane (Tottenham) – €200.3m
3) Neymar (PSG) – €197.1m
4) Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – €185.8m
5) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – €184.3m
6) Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – €171.9m
7) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – €171.2m
If you’re a Messi fan, what do you think of his position on the list? let me know what you think in the comment section.