25 most valuable soccer players in the world

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Most soccer fans know that the world's two best players are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. They also top the list of the most valuable players in the world. With the World Cup starting soon, which other soccer stars made the top 25 most valuable players?

Barcelona's Sergio Busquets, right, falls in front of Atletico's David Villa during a first leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Barcelona's Sergio Busquets, right, falls in front of Atletico's David Villa during a first leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday April 1, 2014
Barcelona's Sergio Busquets, right, falls in front of Atletico's David Villa during a first leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Manchester United's Juan Mata celebrates his goal against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's stadium, Southampton, England, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Manchester United's Juan Mata celebrates his goal against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's stadium, Southampton, England, Sunday, May 11, 2014
Manchester United's Juan Mata celebrates his goal against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's stadium, Southampton, England, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku salutes after he scored against Luxembourg, during a friendly soccer match at the Cristal Arena stadium in Genk, eastern Belgium, Tuesday, May 26, 2014. Belgium will play against South Korea, Russia and Algeria in Group H of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku salutes after he scored against Luxembourg, during a friendly soccer match at the Cristal Arena stadium in Genk, eastern Belgium, Tuesday, May 26, 2014. Belgium will play against South Korea, Russia and Algeria in Group H of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku salutes after he scored against Luxembourg, during a friendly soccer match at the Cristal Arena stadium in Genk, eastern Belgium, Tuesday, May 26, 2014. Belgium will play against South Korea, Russia and Algeria in Group H of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
Italy forward Mario Balotelli warms-up during a training session at the Coverciano center, near Florence, Italy, Monday, June 2, 2014. Italy opens its World Cup campaign against England in Group D on June 14 then faces Costa Rica on June 20 and Uruguay on June 24. The Azzurri play Luxembourg in Perugia on Wednesday then fly out to Brazil a day later. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Giovannozzi)
Italy forward Mario Balotelli warms-up during a training session at the Coverciano center, near Florence, Italy, Monday, June 2, 2014. Italy opens its World Cup campaign against England in Group D on June 14 then faces Costa Rica on June 20 and Uruguay on June 24. The Azzurri play Luxembourg in Perugia on Wednesday then fly out to Brazil a day later
Italy forward Mario Balotelli warms-up during a training session at the Coverciano center, near Florence, Italy, Monday, June 2, 2014. Italy opens its World Cup campaign against England in Group D on June 14 then faces Costa Rica on June 20 and Uruguay on June 24. The Azzurri play Luxembourg in Perugia on Wednesday then fly out to Brazil a day later. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Giovannozzi)
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta drives the ball past Atletico's Diego, left, during a first leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta drives the ball past Atletico's Diego, left, during a first leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday April 1, 2014
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta drives the ball past Atletico's Diego, left, during a first leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge reacts, after missing a chance on goal, during their English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge reacts, after missing a chance on goal, during their English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge reacts, after missing a chance on goal, during their English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JUNE 04: Wayne Rooney of England and Juan Carlos Paredes of Ecuador battle for the ball during the International friendly match between England and Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium on June 4, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
England v Ecuador - International Friendly
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JUNE 04: Wayne Rooney of England and Juan Carlos Paredes of Ecuador battle for the ball during the International friendly match between England and Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium on June 4, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Germany's Thomas Muller, top, jumps over Sweden's Martin Olsson as Sweden's Kim Kallstrom, left, looks on during the 2014 World Cup group C qualifying soccer match between Sweden and Germany at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/TT, Anders Wiklund)
Germany's Thomas Muller, top, jumps over Sweden's Martin Olsson as Sweden's Kim Kallstrom, left, looks on during the 2014 World Cup group C qualifying soccer match between Sweden and Germany at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013
Germany's Thomas Muller, top, jumps over Sweden's Martin Olsson as Sweden's Kim Kallstrom, left, looks on during the 2014 World Cup group C qualifying soccer match between Sweden and Germany at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/TT, Anders Wiklund)
England's Ross Barkley (21) battles Ecuador's Edison Mendez (8) for control of the ball in the second half of a friendly soccer match in Miami Gardens, Fla., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The game ended a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Likened to Rooney, Barkley is new England prodigy
England's Ross Barkley (21) battles Ecuador's Edison Mendez (8) for control of the ball in the second half of a friendly soccer match in Miami Gardens, Fla., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The game ended a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal with Lucas Leiva of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 20, 2014 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Norwich City v Liverpool - Premier League
NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal with Lucas Leiva of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 20, 2014 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Argentina's Sergio Aguero smiles after falling on the pitch during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Peru in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko,File)
In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Argentina's Sergio Aguero smiles after falling on the pitch during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Peru in Buenos Aires, Argentina
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Argentina's Sergio Aguero smiles after falling on the pitch during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Peru in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko,File)
Atletico's Diego Costa gestures, during a training session ahead of Saturday's Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, in Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Atletico's Diego Costa gestures, during a training session ahead of Saturday's Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, in Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, May 23, 2014
Atletico's Diego Costa gestures, during a training session ahead of Saturday's Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, in Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, left, challenges for the ball with Germany midfielder Mario Gotze during a friendly soccer match between Italy and Germany at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, left, challenges for the ball with Germany midfielder Mario Gotze during a friendly soccer match between Italy and Germany at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, left, challenges for the ball with Germany midfielder Mario Gotze during a friendly soccer match between Italy and Germany at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Slovenia during a friendly soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Slovenia during a friendly soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Slovenia during a friendly soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, left, nudges the ball from Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match in London. Less than a year after pushing to leave Manchester United, Rooney committed his long-term future to the struggling Premier League champion on Friday, Feb. 21, by signing a lucrative contract through June 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
In this Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, left, nudges the ball from Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match in London. Less than a year after pushing to leave Manchester United, Rooney committed his long-term future to the struggling Premier League champion on Friday, Feb. 21, by signing a lucrative contract through June 2019
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, left, nudges the ball from Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match in London. Less than a year after pushing to leave Manchester United, Rooney committed his long-term future to the struggling Premier League champion on Friday, Feb. 21, by signing a lucrative contract through June 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball past Russia's Alexei Kozlov, on the ground, during their 2014 World Cup qualifying group F soccer match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Adidas and Nike jostle for edge at the World Cup
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball past Russia's Alexei Kozlov, on the ground, during their 2014 World Cup qualifying group F soccer match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, left, nudges the ball from Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match in London. Less than a year after pushing to leave Manchester United, Rooney committed his long-term future to the struggling Premier League champion on Friday, Feb. 21, by signing a lucrative contract through June 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
In this Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, left, nudges the ball from Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match in London. Less than a year after pushing to leave Manchester United, Rooney committed his long-term future to the struggling Premier League champion on Friday, Feb. 21, by signing a lucrative contract through June 2019
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2014, file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, left, nudges the ball from Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match in London. Less than a year after pushing to leave Manchester United, Rooney committed his long-term future to the struggling Premier League champion on Friday, Feb. 21, by signing a lucrative contract through June 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball past Russia's Alexei Kozlov, on the ground, during their 2014 World Cup qualifying group F soccer match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Adidas and Nike jostle for edge at the World Cup
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball past Russia's Alexei Kozlov, on the ground, during their 2014 World Cup qualifying group F soccer match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball past Russia's Alexei Kozlov, on the ground, during their 2014 World Cup qualifying group F soccer match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Adidas and Nike jostle for edge at the World Cup
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball past Russia's Alexei Kozlov, on the ground, during their 2014 World Cup qualifying group F soccer match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball past Russia's Alexei Kozlov, on the ground, during their 2014 World Cup qualifying group F soccer match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Adidas and Nike jostle for edge at the World Cup
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball past Russia's Alexei Kozlov, on the ground, during their 2014 World Cup qualifying group F soccer match, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the grass during an international friendly soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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