KPMG, one of the four largest auditing companies in the world, has just released a list of the 20 most valuable players and Cristiano Ronaldo does not appear.
According to AS, Juventus’s Matthijs de Ligt is 20th in the list of KPMG. He is valued at 72 million euros, in case the Serie A tournament is canceled. If Italy’s highest playing field continues, De Ligt will cost 80 million euros.
The top 5 players with the highest values are Mbappe, Neymar, Raheem Sterling, Lionel Messi, and Mohamed Salah. Also according to KPMG, after the Covid-19 pandemic, the value of stars simultaneously decreased compared to February 2020. Specifically, Mbappe was valued at up to 225 million euros. But after the Ligue 1 tournament was canceled, the player fell to 177 million euros.
Ronaldo’s value loses to both De Ligt and Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku striker Inter Milan is 2 steps above De Ligt, when KPMG assessed the Belgian striker is 75 million euros in case the Serie A tournament does not continue. The former MU star will raise the price to 80 million euros once the country’s highest playground is back in the boots.
Ronaldo, the owner of the five Golden Ball awards, did not make the top 20. This shows the value of the Portuguese superstar is lower than De Ligt’s 72 million euros. KPMG’s formula is said to be based on the age of the stars, the potential for development …
The top star on the list is Kylian Mbappe of PSG. According to KPMG, the price of the French player after the 2019/20 Ligue 1 tournament was canceled was 177 million euros. In the event that France’s highest playground continues, Mbappe is valued at 188 million euros.
Ranked 6th to 10th in the list of 20 most valuable players are Jadon Sancho, Sadio Mane, Harry Kane, Kevin de Bruyne, and Marcus Rashford. Real’s expensive star Eden Hazzard is only 11th. Behind Belgian midfielder is Barca’s Antoine Griezmann blockbuster. The remaining positions belong to Virgil van Dijk, Frenkie de Jong, Trant Alexander-Arnold, Timo Werner, Alisson, Lukaku, Kai Havertz, and De Ligt.
Ronaldo makes better money than Messi in 2020
Forbes magazine has just released the list of the world’s most profitable players in 2020.
According to Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-earning football player in 2020, with $ 105 million. This includes salary, bonuses, and advertising revenues. Following the Portuguese superstar is Lionel Messi with $ 104 million, Neymar with $ 95.5 million, Mohamed Salah ($ 35.1 million), and Kylian Mbappe ($ 33.8 million).
Due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, the income of athletes all over the world plummeted, estimated at 10%. In 2019, Messi is the player who makes the most money with $ 127 million, ahead of Ronaldo ($ 109 million) and Neymar ($ 105 million).
With Ronaldo, in addition to the salary of $ 33 million per year received at Juventus, he also has a huge income from activities off the pitch. Currently, he is the brand ambassador of many major brands in fields such as sports, fashion, pharmaceuticals, and aviation.
Not long ago, FinanceOnline said Ronaldo’s income from advertising contracts amounted to $ 44 million per year. Previously, in 2016, he had signed a lifetime contract worth no less than $ 1 billion with Nike sportswear.
Ronaldo is the player with the most followers on Instagram, with about 221 million. As a result, he also became the biggest earner from Instagram with an estimated price of $ 976,000 per post.