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Barcelona's Neymar Leads Pluri Consultoria's List Of Brazil's Most Valuable Players

Neymar "has only been with Barcelona for half a season, but his numbers on and off the field are making him stand out," according to SPORT. Brazilian sports business consulting firm Pluri Consultoria "recently published a list of the most valuable Brazilian footballers, with Neymar leading the way." Neymar has increased his value from '12 by 22.5% to €67.4M ($92.2M). Rounding out the "top five most valuable Brazilian footballers are Zenit St. Petersburg's Hulk, Paris St. Germain's Thiago Silva and Chelsea's Willian and Oscar." Click here for Pluri's full list (SPORT, 12/21).

Most Valuable Brazilian Footballers
 PLAYER TEAM VALUE
(IN MILLIONS)
'12-'13
Neymar Barcelona $92.2 +22.5%
Hulk Zenit St. Petersburg $63.2 +17.3%
Thiago Silva Paris St. Germain $50.5 -8.9%
Willian Chelsea $49.8 +43.3%
Oscar Chelsea $45.7 +.9%
Lucas Moura Paris St. Germain $45.4 -11%
Ramires Chelsea $42.9 -1.9%
Fernandinho Man City $40.2 +107%
Marcelo Real Madrid $38.7 -10.2%
David Luis Chelsea $37.5 +13.2%