The CIES Football Observatory have published their top 100 most valuable players list which includes stars in abundance.

A statistical model to value footballers using metrics such as performance, age, contract and employer data by clubs was developed by the organisation.

Lionel Messi sits at the top of the pile with an estimated worth of £217 million. Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi occupies the second place with a value of £150 million.

Manchester United’s record signing is the Premier league’s highest valued star with a worth of £136 million. Meanwhile La Liga stars (£132m) and Luis Suarez (£127m) constitute the top five.

Harry Kane is the world’s sixth most valuable player at £122m putting him ahead of seventh placed Cristiano Ronaldo who has been valued at £112m.

Paulo Dybala stands eight in the list followed by Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

Top 20 Most Valuable Players In The World-

1:Neymar (Barcelona) £217m  2:Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £150m
 3:Paul Pogba (Man Utd) £136m
 4:Antoine Griezmann () £132m
 5:Luis Suarez (Barcelona) £127m
 6:Harry Kane (Tottenham) £122m
 7:Cristiano Ronaldo () £112m
 8:Paulo Dybala ()  £100m
 9:Dele Alli (Tottenham) £98m

10:Eden Hazard (Chelsea)  £90m

11:Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus) £86m

Gonzalo Higuain - Juventus12:Anthony Martial (Man Utd) £82m

13:Raheem Sterling (Man City) £76m

sterling manchester city champions league playoff14:Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) £74m

15:Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid) £73m

16:Sergio Aguero (Man City) £70m

Aguero17:Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) £69m

18: () £69m

19:Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) £68m

Kevin De Bruyne20:Alexis Sanchez ()  £67m