Ndidi listed football’s Most Valuable Player list


Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been named in the 100 Most Valuable Player list, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.

The list which was released on Monday was compiled by the sports research group, International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory. The document became public as Nididi prepares to step out with his teammates against Czech Republic in a friendly match on Wednesday. The Leicester City star missed the last two Nigeria’s friendlies against DR Congo in Port Harcourt and England at the Wembley Stadium.

In the latest list, Ndidi is placed at number 79 and valued at £62.7 million. He stands out among the Nigerian players as they ride on the journey to the Russia 2018 World Cup.

England and Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane is listed as number one at £201.2 million while number two is Brazilian star Neymar at £195.7 million and Kylian Mbappe of France and PSG in third position at £186.5 million.

The report surprisingly does not have Cristiano Ronaldo in the top ten brackets. The Real Madrid and Portugal star is at number 24 and with a value of £103.4 million.

In number four is Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi with a value of £184.2 million while injured Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is placed at number five at £171.3 million.

Top 10 Most Valuable Football Players:

Harry Kane (£201.2m)

Neymar (£195.7m)

Kylian Mbappe (£186.5m)

Lionel Messi (£184.2m)

Mohamed Salah (£171.3m)

Dele Alli (£171.0m)

Kevin De Bruyne (£167.2m)

Antoine Greizmann (£164.5 m)

Paulo Dybala (£164.2 m)

Romelu Lukaku (£163.4m)