The world’s biggest sporting showpiece is only days away and fans around the world have already started talking up who will be the best player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Although each player has to show his worth on the day when play gets underway, there are some players who are more valuable than other in terms of what money can buy.
Gumtree.co.za is South Africa’s leading online classifieds portal and they have joined the samba party in their own unique way to celebrate this great spectacle by releasing an interactive infographic of the world’s most valuable soccer stars competing at this years event.
The graphic shows players ranked according to their performance, seniority and of course their salaries.
According to the infographic, Lionel Messi of Argentina has attained the coveted top spot, with a salary of R 227,910,016.00 and an impressive 27 goals behind his belt, and whilst Cristiano Ronaldo comes a close second in terms of performance value, he shouldn’t be too heart-broken about his ranking – the Real Madrid midfielder takes home a cool R300-million every year.
From an appearance point of view, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are the two top ranked clubs in the top 100 with 11 of their respected players been named. The English Premier League remains the best represented league with 29 players, ahead of La Liga with 26.
As always Africa is well represented in the top 100 with Yaya Toure from the Ivory Coast (ranked 19th) leading the pack followed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon (79th), Samuel Eto’o from Cameroon (83rd), Mehdi Benatia from Morocco (87th) and Emmanuel Emenike from Nigeria (97th).
This exciting infographic will allow users to find out exactly how much the top 100 earns, which positions are the most lucrative and the number of goals each player has scored in their career.
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