9. Lionel Messi
Probably not where most of you would imagine a six-time Ballon d’Or winner to be positioned.
The 32-year-old experienced several lows during the 2018/19 campaign, with the gravest being Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Liverpool on May 7 at Anfield.
That was probably the worst night of his entire career.
Still, Messi managed 51 goals and 22 assists in just 50 appearances last season and seems set for another prolific campaign for the Blaugrana.
Transfer value: €150m