Ronaldinho - football's equivalent of a hotel on Mayfair

Ronaldinho is the footballer with the highest market value in the world, according to a new study by consultancy firm BBDO Germany. The toothy Brazilian has knocked David Beckham off the top slot, while a rising English star jumps to third place. For the full list, click below.

1 Ronaldinho (Barcelona) £32.6m
2 David Beckham (Real Madrid)  £31.2m
3 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)  £30.4m
4  Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona) £21.3m
5  Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £21.1m
6 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Juventus)  £20.9m
7 Ronaldo (Real Madrid) £20.4m
8  Frank Lampard (Chelsea) £20m
9  Thierry Henry (Arsenal) £19.95m
10  Michael Ballack (Bayern Munich) £19.9m
11 Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) £19.2m
12 Raul (Real Madrid)  £18.9m 
13 Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) £18.8m
14 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) £18.6m
15 Didier Drogba (Chelsea) £18.3m
16 Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)  £12.9m
17 Ryan Babel (Ajax Amsterdam)  £12.6m
18 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) £12.1m
19  Lukas Podolski (Cologne) £11.3m
20 Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan)  £9.9m

If cash = World Cup glory, England can book that open-top bus now.

 
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