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Neymar most valuable footballer in Europe, reveals Swiss research group

Neymar most valuable at 246.8 million euros, ahead of Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and the Best Fifa Player Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a research group based in Switzerland

football Updated: Jan 16, 2017 23:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Neymar,Lionel Messi,Luis Suarez
Neymar is considered more valuable than Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, according to a survey by a Swiss-based survey group(REUTERS)

At 246.8 million euros, Neymar is the most valuable player in Europe, according to a study by the CIES Football Observatory , a Switzerland-based research team. Cristiano Ronaldo is seventh on the list. The Ballon d’Or and the recently-crowned Best Fifa Player is valued at 126.23 million euros

Neymar is ahead of even Barcelona teammate and Argentina player Lionel Messi, who is valued at 170.5 million euros. The research team, which analyses football statistics, has come to this conclusion using a transfer value algorithm.

HT looks at the top-10

1. Neymar (Barcelona) 246.8 million euros

2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 170.5 million euros

3. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) 155.3 million euros

4. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) 150 million euros

5. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 144.4 million euros

6. Harry Kane (Tottenham) 138.7 million euros

7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 126.2 million euros

8. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) 113.6 million euros

9. Dele Ali (Tottenham) 109 million euros

10. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 101.2 million euros

According to the report, the statistical model through which fair prices are calculated includes multiple variables on player performance (minutes, goals), characteristics (age, contract), data on employer clubs and potential recruiting ones.

The list has five players from the Spanish League, four from the Premier League and one from the Italian Serie A. All three Barcelona forwards - Neymar, Messi and Luis Suarez – are on the list.

Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United in a record transfer last summer, is now worth 155.3 million euros.

First Published: Jan 16, 2017 20:20 IST