The International Center For Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory recently released a list of the most valued players in world football and while players from the Premier League and La Liga predictably dominated the list, Ballon D'or candidate Cristiano Ronaldo found himself demoted to 4th place.

FC Barcelona trio of Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez were snubbed in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage XI, as Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern goal machine Thomas Mueller and English Premier League pair of Raheem Sterling and Willian were included in the side.