In a recent publication of findings, Football-Observatory.com released their valuations of the world’s most valuable football players in transfer value. The margin between #1 and #2 is unbelievable. For the first time, Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer in the top 2. A list of the top 20 most valuable footballers is as follows.
20. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): $50.3 – 55.4 million
The French striker has been part of the deadly ‘BBC’ trio (Benzema-Bale-Cristiano) combination at Real Madrid, who were instrumental in them winning the Champions League – Copa Del Rey double in the 2013-14 season. At just 27 years of age, the former Lyon striker has many years left in him. Benzema has scored 133 goals in 281 matches for the Spanish side and he just makes the cut in this Top 20 Most Valuable Football Players list.