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While Messi costs 35 million, this is the new value of Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese footballer no longer occupies the first places among the most expensive footballers.

The Portuguese footballer no longer occupies the first places among the most expensive footballers.
The Portuguese footballer no longer occupies the first places among the most expensive footballers.

Lionel Messi definitively surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo. Although both starred in a strong rivalry for more than a decade in which the Ballon d'Ors were shared, the man from Rosario took the advantage in recent years not only with the number of awards won, but also with collective achievements such as the World Cup. Now, the two have already left Europe and stand out in the United States and Saudi Arabia, respectively, but La Pulga continues to take advantage of them.

Leo was offered a salary of 600 million euros per season at Al-Hilal, which would have made him the highest-paid athlete in the history of sport. However, Messi rejected the money and prioritized his and his family's happiness, which is why he opted for Inter Miami. In the USA, the Argentine captain receives 50 million dollars annually, far below what he was given in Arabia and the 200 'pounds' that CR7 pockets. However, when it comes to talking about the value of each footballer, Lionel prevails with authority.

According to the Transfermarkt portal, Messi is valued at 35 million euros, making him the most valuable not only in Inter Miami, but also in the entire MLS. In contrast, Cristiano Ronaldo's new value, updated in June of this year, is just 15 million. This makes him the 6th most expensive player in Al-Nassr, 19th in the Saudi league and 633rd in the world. To put it into perspective, lesser footballers of the same position such as Gaëtan Laborde (Nice) or Umar Sadiq (Real Sociedad), among many others, cost more than him.

What was Cristiano Ronaldo's highest rating?

Always according to Transfermarkt, in 2014, 2015 and 2018, CR7 cost 120 million euros. Messi, on the other hand, in 2018 also had his maximum that reached 180 million, the same amount currently shared by Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland at the top of the ranking.

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