Age is nothing but a number as Lionel Messi is reportedly still the most valuable player for his age group—the Spanish outlet AS put out a graphic outlining which players 34 or older have the most value.
Messi headlined the group as the Paris Saint-Germain is valued at $53.6 million. Meanwhile, the player that’s right behind him is FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski, who has a value of $48.2 million.
👀💰 Leo Messi y Robert Lewandowski encabezan la lista de jugadores más valiosos mayores de 34 años pic.twitter.com/ZIZHJykee5
— AS Colombia 🇨🇴 (@AS_Colombia) February 18, 2023
Right after these two players is Karim Benzema. The reigning Ballon d’Or winner has a value of $37.5 million; afterward, the values begin to dip, and the next player on the list is Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo’s value sits at $21.4 million and then there’s another drop with the remaining players on the list. Manuel Nuer, Angel Di Maria, Ivan Perisic, and Luka Modric are over the $10 million mark.
Despite the age of some of these players, they still have value on and off the pitch.