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A list of the most valuable footballers from 2006 has been uncovered and it's crazy to see the amount of legendary names on it.
Per Transfermarkt, it's Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho who tops the list with a value of €70 million 14 years ago.
The former Ballon d'Or winner was at the peak of his powers and it was that year he won the Champions League trophy with his side.
Check out the full list below which also features some well known English superstars.
25.) Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus & Italy) - €28 million
24.) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Juventus & Sweden) - €28 million
23.) Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona & Spain) - €28 million
22.) David Beckham (Real Madrid & England) - €28 million
21.) David Trezeguet (Juventus & France) - €30 million
20.) Miroslav Klose (Werder Bremen & Germany) - €30 million
19.) John Terry (Chelsea & England) - €30 million
18.) Alberto Gilardino (AC Milan & Italy) - €30 million
17.) Alessandro Nesta (AC Milan & Italy) - €32 million
16.) Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Brazil) - €33 million
15.) Steven Gerrard (Liverpool & England) - €34 million
14.) Kaka (AC Milan & Brazil) - €35 million
13.) Adriano (Inter Milan & Brazil) - €35 million
12.) Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan & France) - €35 million
11.) Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy) - €35 million
10.) Michael Ballack (Chelsea & Germany) - €35 million
9.) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United & England) - €36 million
8.) Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid & Netherlands) - €36 million
7.) Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona & Cameroon) - €36 million
6.) Michael Essien (Chelsea & Ghana) - €36.5 million
5.) Francesco Totti (AS Roma & Italy ) - €37 million
4.) Frank Lampard (Chelsea & England) - €38.5 million
3.) Thierry Henry (Arsenal & France) - €50 million
2.) Andriy Shevchenko (Chelsea & Ukraine) - €51 million
1.) Ronaldinho (Barcelona & Brazil) - €70 million
One thing that's clear to see is how transfer fees have risen in the last decade and a half.
Ronaldinho being the most valuable player at €70 million would be an absolute steal in the current market.
The list is also filled with players who were just about to hit their decline including Andriy Shevchenko and Patrick Vieira.
It would be crazy to see how much these players would go for in the modern market.
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