Well, soccer (or football as the Brits would say) is a sport where lots of money are involved. I mean, LOTS of money. Today, we’ve put up a list of the most expensive soccer players from all times. Please note that this is only the transfer value of the players. Besides the transfer fee that clubs have to pay when they buy a player, they also need to pay that players wage, which can go up to 1/5 of the player’s value.
1. Lionel Messi
The whole world knows Messi. He is the most popular soccer player ever. Also, every soccer club would want him in their team, but with a price tag of $211m, not many clubs can afford him. He plays for FC Barcelona now, where he receives $40m each year.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
He is the most skilled player in the Portugal national soccer team, the team that won the World Cup in 2016. He comes up in news nearly each month, mostly because of his involvement in the fashion world and his soccer achievements, but sometimes his behavior is the one that catches the reporter’s eyes. He is valued at $128m and plays for Real Madrid.
3. Paul Pogba
The 23-year-old French player was bought this summer by Manchester United for a whopping $122m. Some say that he isn’t worth that much, because of his lack of experience. At only 23 years, he is much more expensive that other more experienced players. Maybe his native talent will compensate for this minor problem.
4. Eden Hazard
Last but not least, Eden Hazard is considered to be one of the most tactical and skilled players in the world. Because of his presence, Chelsea, the club he plays for, has advanced quite a bit in the UEFA ranking. He is currently valued at $94m.