Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two greatest footballers of this generation. And certainly both have etched themselves into the pantheons of all-time greats.
Both are supremely gifted footballers, earned huge successes with their respective clubs and won highest individual accolades as well. The healthy rivalry between these two geniuses are equally enthralling.
But, in terms of finances, market value, how much they worth at the moment? And who is leading the chart?
According to latest report from CIES Football Observatory, where they calculate the current market value of the players, it was revealed that Argentine superstar Lionel Messi is leading the chart with a market value of €216m.
And surprisingly, the Argentine leads over the current Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who has an estimated market value of €114m. The lead is almost doubled.
Although, Messi has lost around €19m in the last season, while Ronaldo has gained €4m, the difference between first & second in terms of finance in huge.
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez worth around €107m, third most valuable player, while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard lies in fourth with €80m market value.