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Lionel Messi runs fast. Even in terms of market value. The Argentine athlete is currently valued at $260 million. Thus, Messi is the most valuable athlete in the world, even surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo with $87 million. Nevertheless, he may be happy taking the second place.

The German football players are generally not ranked too high. Mario Götze takes the 13th place as the best German player ($52 million). Overall, Messi is worth more than Mario Gotze, Mesut Ozil and Manuel Neuer together.