Transfermarkt rankings show Man United star is by far the most valuable veteran

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He may not have liked his Transfermarkt valuation a few years ago, but Cristiano Ronaldo could be proud of the website’s latest ranking which places him as the most expensive player aged 37 and over.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United.
© James Gill – Danehouse/Getty ImagesCristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his way to the top not only because of incredible talent, but also because of an inspiring work ethic, which allowed him to continue to perform at the highest level.

It is well known that the Portuguese star follows a strict diet and a rigorous training plan, in addition to other special treatments to help his body recover faster and therefore be able to continue to challenge Father time.

That’s why, even at 37, Ronaldo looks like the same player we’ve seen for the past decade. He may be gone Manchester United for real Madrid at 24 but he usually makes us forget that it’s been 12 years since it happened. It should therefore come as no surprise that it is – from afar Most Valuable Player Aged 37+ According to transfer market.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most valuable player aged 37 and over, according to Transfermarkt

The site specializing in the transfer market may not have pleased Ronaldo few years ago with his assessment during his time at Juventus. However, he should be proud of their latest ranking.

February 5, transfer market revealed the 10 most valuable players aged 37 and over to celebrate Ronaldo’s birthday. Unsurprisingly, it’s at the top of this list – but there is a huge difference with the rest.

Second place went to Zlatan Ibrahimovicwho continues to extend his legacy to AC Milan at 40. But the market value of the Swedish legend is 4 million euroswhile Ronaldo is first with 35 million euros. Here, take a look at the top 10:

1- Cristiano Ronaldo (37 years old, €35m)

2- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (40 years old, €4 million)

3- Thiago Silva (37, €2.5m)

4- Samir Handanovic (37 years old, €2.5 million)

5- Andrés Iniesta (37, €2m)

6- Luis Miguel Rodríguez (37, €1.5m)

7- Giorgio Chiellini (37 years old, €1.5 million)

8- Joaquin (40 years old, €1.5m)

9- Leandro Burián (38 years old, €1.1 million)

10- Carlos Sánchez (37 years old, 1 million euros)

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