Forbes recently released their first ever SportsMoney Index which takes into account several different valuations to produce a list of the top 430 global brands, teams, players, and agencies in the world of sport.
Yesterday we highlighted the top soccer teams and today we’re featuring the top soccer players from around the world. Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar are global juggernauts and have a sizeable lead in valuation among soccer players. Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez round out the top five and give Real Madrid, Forbes’ highest-valued soccer team, three of the top five highest-valued players in the world.
Note – the number next to each team represents the ranking within the list of 430 brands, teams, players, agencies and not their individual ranking among only players.
For more information on Forbes’ SportsMoney Index, check out their full rankings and more details here.
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