Top 10 Most Valuable Players In 2005


Here we show you some of the most valuable players in 2005

Can you guess the market value of Thierry Henry in 2005? We gathered some information from Transfermarkt for some of the most expensive players in the world, that is, their all-time market value stats.

This article will tell you about the top 10 most valuable players in 2005. Follow for football updates and news on

Most Valuable Players

  1. Ronaldinho – €50m
  2. Thierry Henry – €45m
  3. Van Nistelrooy – €41.5m
  4. Michael Essien – €38m
  5. Andriy Shevchenko – €38m
  6. Wayne Rooney – €37.5m
  7. Ronaldo Nazario – €45m
  8. Michael Ballack – €35m
  9. Gianluigi Buffon – €35m
  10. Patrick Vieira – €35m
  11. Ronaldo Nazario – €35m

Ronaldinho is inarguably one of the greatest players in football history. He is the only Barcelona legend present in this list, probably had got the best skill moves in his prime.

Theirry Henry was the best striker in the world at that time but he wasn’t the most valuable player. His market value was still €5 million lower than the Brazilian icon.

Another Brazilian in this list is Ronaldo Nazario who is arguably the greatest striker of all time. He is the only Real Madrid legend present in this list but his influence over the other European giants was bigger than any of the names mentioned above.

Wayne Rooney is one of the only two Manchester United legends in this list. United were in the search of a quality striker and then they signed a young superstar from Everton. His market value rose to €37.5 million because of his outstanding goalscoring ability.