The 10 highest valued footballers over 30

Carlo Garganese

The dreaded 30. It is an age where people start to realise that their most youthful days are now behind them and middle age is not far around the corner.

It is no different in football as it represents a milestone where an outfield player is expected to start to decline physically.

However, there are still plenty of world-class footballers over the age of 30. But who are the most highly-valued right now today?

FootballTransfers' transfer valuations are calculated in collaboration with SciSports, a world-leading football analytics agency that assesses the relative transfer valuations of over 60,000 professional footballers worldwide. SciSports use multiple data points including current and potential ability, contract length, form, age, and other crucial factors.

According to our data, Lionel Messi has the highest price tag of those aged 30 or over.

Now 34, the Argentine is still as brilliant as ever having helped his country to Copa America glory in the summer. The new PSG man is valued at €69.5 million.

In second place is Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich

The Poland hitman shows no sign of slowing down at the age of 33 and already has seven goals in four appearances for Bayern this term. His price tag is €56m.

Euro 2020 winner Ciro Immobile has his critics at international level but there is no doubt about his performances for Lazio. The 31-year-old is third at €44.1m.

Completing the top five are Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos (€43.7m) and Besiktas’ Miralem Pjanic (€39.1m).

Kyle Walker is the first Englishman on the list at €38.5m before we then get to the great Ronaldo.

Cristiano is now 36 but still is worth €37.3m following his summer move back to Man Utd.

Completing the top 10 we have Bayern’s Thomas Muller (€35.5m), Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi (€33.7m) and Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder (€30.9m).