Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo worth more than Gremio squad
The striker's value of 100 million euros is, per Transfermarkt, more than his Club World Cup final opponents' entire first-team group.
Real Madrid and Gremio face off in the final of the Club World Cup today (18:00 CET), in a duel for global bragging rights that will be watched across the planet.
Gremio squad's 78.9m-euro price tag below Cristiano Ronaldo's
The market values of the Real and Gremio squads point towards a mismatch in the showpiece event in Abu Dhabi, however: according to figures provided by the football statistics specialists Transfermarkt, the Brazilians' entire first-team group is worth 78.9 million euros - less than Cristiano Ronaldo alone.
The Portuguese striker is valued at 100m euros, with Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos the next-highest priced assets - 80m and 70m, respectively - in a Real Madrid squad boasting an overall market worth of 743.8m.
Half of Gremio's squad valued at under 1m euros
At 20 million euros, Luan is Gremio's most valuable player, followed by Barcelona target Arthur on 15m. And while a perennial Real reserve such as Kiko Casilla would, says Transfermarkt, still fetch 6m, Gremio mainstays Ramiro and Geromel have respective price tags of 5m and 4m.
What's more, half of the Porto Alegre outfit's squad do not reach the 1m-euro mark.
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