Welcome to Football Benchmark

Welcome to KPMG Football Benchmark, an interactive platform providing in-depth understanding and analysis of the business of Football.

An extensive wealth of data - from the business performance of football clubs to the estimation of players´ market values - is presented in a dashboard format, enabling comparison and evaluation to support critical decision-making.

As the primary business intelligence source of Football industry insight and knowledge, the KPMG Football Benchmark tool aims to deliver significant value and to improve data democratization.

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Welcome to Football Benchmark

Champions League is back with group stage – the predictable potential

The UEFA Champions League is back, with the first matches of the group stage starting this evening. The 32 clubs represent 16 national associations, with seven countries sending more than one club to the competition.

In this article, we at the KPMG Football Benchmark team look at the participants, and the great potential Europe’s top international club competition can offer to clubs in raising their profile, revenues and popularity. 

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Champions League is back with group stage – the predictable potential

KPMG Player Valuation

Top 50 players by market value
(in € million, 1st July 2019)

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Mbappé (20) 225.0
2 Neymar (27) 195.0
3 Messi (32) 190.0
4 E. Hazard (28) 162.8
5 Salah (27) 159.1
6 Kane (25) 137.0
7 Sterling (24) 130.1
8 Pogba (26) 126.7
9 De Bruyne (28) 120.0
10 Griezmann (28) 113.3
11 Sané (23) 100.0
12 Van Dijk (28) 98.4
13 Coutinho (27) 96.4
14 Alisson (26) 96.1
15 O. Dembélé (22) 95.8
16 Sancho (19) 95.7
17 Mané (27) 94.5
18 Firmino (27) 91.8
19 Dybala (25) 91.7
20 C. Ronaldo (34) 90.7
21 Kanté (28) 90.0
22 Eriksen (27) 90.0
23 Ter Stegen (27) 88.7
24 Bernardo Silva (24) 87.9
25 Varane (26) 86.5
26 Agüero (31) 85.2
27 Kroos (29) 84.9
28 Dele Alli (23) 84.1
29 Ederson (25) 82.2
30 Frenkie de Jong (22) 81.9
31 Alexander-Arnold (20) 80.8
32 R. Lukaku (26) 80.3
33 Gabriel Jesus (22) 80.0
34 Rashford (21) 79.0
35 Heung-min Son (26) 78.8
36 Lewandowski (30) 75.6
37 Casemiro (27) 75.1
38 Oblak (26) 75.1
39 Kimmich (24) 74.8
40 Icardi (26) 72.5
41 Luis Suárez (32) 71.1
42 Saúl Ñíguez (24) 70.9
43 Havertz (20) 70.7
44 De Ligt (19) 70.0
45 Koke (27) 68.9
46 Asensio (23) 68.7
47 Martial (23) 68.4
48 Rüdiger (26) 68.3
49 Süle (23) 68.0
50 Luka Jovic (21) 66.4

To access the most valuable players of 11 leagues and to see the overall top 250 ranking, please register for the free version of our Player Valuation tool