AMAZING | These Were The 10 Most Expensive Soccer Players In The World In 2004

2004 was a very rare year for football, while at the 2004 Greece Olympics, Argentina was crowned champion by the hand of a young Carlos Tevez, Porto led by José Mourinho raised the UEFA Champions Leauge. That year was also a memory for Valencia fans as his team won the league title in Spain. The market value of the TOP players was also completely different from what we know today, while the most expensive player in that Then it had a value of 50 million euros, today at that cost they would not enter even the top 100 of the most valuable. Here is the TOP 10 of the most valuable players on the market in 2004: 10. Patrick Vieira – 35 million euros The Arsenal of that year was known as “The Invincibles” because they did not lose a single game in the Premier League. And it was no coincidence because in addition to having a technician as trained as Arsène Wenger, they also had the most expensive footballers of the moment. This earned him the tenth place on the list.9. Francesco Totti – 35 million euros AS Roma captain Francesco Totti gesturesMoreThe footballer who dedicated his entire career to Roma and who also holds the record for top scorers for his team, was in 2004 the ninth most expensive player in the world and also the most expensive in the Italian League together with Shevchenko. 8. Andriy Shevchenko – € 35 million Ukrainian striker Andrij Shevchenko of ACMoreRead moreThe current technical director of the Ukrainian team, Adriy Shevchenko went on to win the most prestigious award a footballer can receive in 2004, when he was awarded the Golden Ball. That same year he won the Serie A Scudetto and managed for the second time to be the Serie A capocannoniere with 24 goals in 32 games. Sheva and Milan also won the Italian Super Cup that year. reason why it was worth the eighth position of player with more value in the market. José Antonio Reyes – 35 million eurosDamarcus Beasley, Jose Antonio ReyesMásOne more of Arsenal’s “Invincibles” is José Antonio Reyes, who unfortunately died in June 2019 from a car accident. Reyes was the youngest player to debut in LaLiga with Sevilla when he was just 16 years old. In the winter market it went to Arsenal for a figure of 30 million euros. There he got the Premier League and with it he became the first Spaniard to achieve it. Wayne Rooney – € 37 million Wayne Rooney, Ulises de la Cruz More This year the young sensation of the moment left Everton to join Manchester United to receive a market value of € 37 million. He surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo who also with 19 years had a value of 18 million euros. Rooney is the only player on this list who is still active. Ruud Van Nistelrooy – € 40 million Manchester United’s Ruud Van NistelrooyMoreIn 2004 he helped the Netherlands national team qualify for the Eurocup, scoring 4 goals in 6 matches. He was named as part of the “UEFA All-Star Dream Team”. In the 2004-2005 season he was the top scorer in the Champions League and won the FA Cup with Manchester United. He is currently a lower-level coach at PSV. 4. David Beckham – € 40m The current owner of Inter Miami’s MLS was part of a golden generation of Real Madrid. 2004 was a year in which Beckham became the highest-paid footballer in the world, taking into account salary and advertising offers. He was part of the Galacticos and also one of the most valued of that year. 3. Thierry Henry – € 45 million Arsenal’s French striker Thierry Henry aMásWith 51 goals, he is the all-time top scorer for the France national football team. He is also the top scorer in Arsenal history with 228 goals and is the sixth highest scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 51 goals. In 2004 he became the first footballer to be chosen the best player in the English League for the second consecutive time. Ronaldo Nazario – € 45 million Real Madrid’s Brazilian Ronaldo (R) celeMásOlympic medalist, World champion, Ballon d’Or and multi-champion with his team. “The Phenomenon” was part of the Galacticos and in 2004 he was the winner of the League Pichichi with 24 goals scored. He is currently the majority shareholder and president of Real Valladolid. 1. Ronaldinho – € 50 million FC Barcelona’s Brazilian Ronaldinho take More In 2004 and playing for FC Barcelona, ​​Ronaldinho received the FIFA World Player Award. He was also recognized with the “King of Europe” award three consecutive times (2004, 2005 and 2006). The British magazine World Soccer recognized him as World Soccer for the best player in the world in 2004 and 2005. He was included in the UEFA team of the year. Included among the top 100 FIFA world players.