Top 10 Most Valuable Players Aged Over 39 Years

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Cristiano Ronaldo

This article will tell you about the top 10 most valuable players in the world who are aged over 39 years.

For football fans throughout the world, the transfer window is without a doubt one of the most exciting times of the year. As our teams search for the final puzzle piece, we are all watching with bated breath.

We sit by our phones and laptops, often waiting for those three magic words: ‘Here we go.’ Whether it’s a reliable goal scorer, a master of midfield, a stalwart defender, or an unstoppable custodian.

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The amount of money spent on football has changed along with the game. Record-breaking sponsorships and TV rights agreements, including the Premier League’s current £5 billion domestic rights deal (which is apparently about to increase), have allowed certain clubs to allocate considerable sums towards player purchases.

The market worth of the players has increased as a result of the frenzied activity surrounding them, reflecting this change. For example, according to statistics provided by TalkSport, Ronaldo Nazario’s £19.5 million move from Barcelona to Inter Milan would be worth an incredible world-record £383 million if he were still playing.

Player valuations are rising, and not just for players who are at the top of their game. So let’s examine these guys in more detail and consider their futures as well as what they may still have to give in certain situations.

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Most valuable players aged 39 and over

RankPlayerAgeMarket Value
1.Cristiano Ronaldo39€15m
2.Thiago Silva39€2m
5.Andres Iniesta39€800k
6.Pepe Reina41€700k
8.Makoto Hasebe40€500k
9.Alfredo Talaver41€450k
10.Nicolás Vikonis39€400k

Alongside Messi, Ronaldo is arguably one of the greatest players of all time. He’s undoubtedly the best at putting the ball in the back of the net, and the Portuguese legend has brought glory to some of the world’s biggest clubs.

A countless number of honors, both collective and individual, underscore just how exceptional the former Real Madrid man is, with him able to boast five Ballon d’Or’s, five Champions Leagues, and a European Championship too.

Much like Messi, Ronaldo’s latest challenge has seen him attempt to revolutionize a league outside of Europe. Remarkably, he continues to score goals at a rate that’s just as prolific, and he is now the all-time leading goalscorer for men’s international football, with 127 goals for Portugal.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.