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Football's 25 Most Valuable Players In 2010 Is Truly An Iconic List

Football's 25 Most Valuable Players In 2010 Is Truly An Iconic List

The most valuable player in 2010 was Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi who became the first player to be worth €100 million.

Messi topped the iconic list ahead of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo who was valued at €90 million.

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Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Kaka were placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Cesc Fabregas, Wayne Rooney, David Villa, Fernando Torres and Franck Ribery made up the top ten.

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The likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Samuel Eto'o, Sergio Aguero and Karim Benzema also earned a spot among the top 25.

The most valuable players in 2010:

25. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - €35 million

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24. John Terry (Chelsea) - €35 million

23. Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) - €35 million

22. Gerard Pique (Barcelona) - €35 million

21. Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid) - €36 million

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20. Michael Essien (Chelsea) - €38 million

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19. Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma) - €38 million

18. Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid) - €38 million

17. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) - €38 million

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16. Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan) - €40 million

15. Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) - €40 million

14. Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan) - €45 million

13. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) - €45 million

12. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Barcelona) - €46 million

11. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - €50 million

10. Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) - €50 million

9. Fernando Torres (Liverpool) - €50 million

8. David Villa (Barcelona) - €50 million

7. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - €55 million

6. Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) - €55 million

5. Kaka (Real Madrid) - €60 million

4. Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) - €60 million

3. Xavi (Barcelona) - €65 million

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - €90 million

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - €100 million

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Barcelona, Messi, Ronaldo, Real Madrid

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