Cristiano Ronaldo might have a guaranteed place on the podium when it comes to the Ballon d’Or at the end of every year, but the Portuguese maestro has missed out on one place among greats.
The CIES football observatory has crunched the numbers and worked out the most valuable players in the world. They have then been organised into a starting line-up by Spanish newspaper AS.
While Ronaldo may have been ranked among the top four most valuable players, that was not enough to earn him a place in the XI.
Cristiano Ronaldo has missed out on a place in the most expensive XI in world football
Ronaldo is the fourth most valuable player in the world but he is not in the top three attackers
Unfortunately for the Real Madrid man, there are three attackers that are considered more valuable than him by CIES – and all three have taken precedence.