Lionel Messi World's Most Valuable Player, Study Shows

Even though Lionel Messi's lower performance levels slashed 19 million euros from his market value, he was still worth almost twice as much as arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo, second in the ranking on 114 million euros.

updated: June 04, 2014 22:28 IST
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Geneva: Lionel Messi has been named the most valuable footballer © AFP

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi remains the world's most valuable footballer, even though his crown slipped this season, a market study showed on Wednesday.

In its annual report on the player market, the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory put Messi's value at 216 million euros ($294 million). (Messi Vows to Return to Form in FIFA World Cup)

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