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

Winter transfers – where is the value?

“Quiet” and “slow” – these are some words used by the European press to describe the winter transfer window in the big five football leagues.

Indeed, the whole period was relaxed, without big surprise signings or a flurry of transfers on the deadline day. Nevertheless, the actual fees of some transfers may have come as a surprise.
 

In this article, the KPMG Football Benchmark team takes a look at the major transfers and the context behind the numbers.

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Winter transfers – where is the value?

KPMG Player Valuation

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

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Neymar (27) 229.1
2 Mbappé (20) 215.0
3 Messi (32) 203.3
4 Salah (27) 168.3
5 Kane (25) 151.1
6 E. Hazard (28) 148.2
7 De Bruyne (28) 129.4
8 Griezmann (28) 125.6
9 Pogba (26) 119.3
10 Coutinho (27) 118.2
11 Sterling (24) 109.8
12 C. Ronaldo (34) 107.3
13 Firmino (27) 102.9
14 R. Lukaku (26) 102.2
15 Dele Alli (23) 100.7
16 L. Sané (23) 100.0
17 Dybala (25) 95.0
18 Kroos (29) 93.5
19 Icardi (26) 90.0
20 Ter Stegen (27) 89.2
21 Agüero (31) 88.7
22 G. Jesus (22) 87.5
23 S. Mané (27) 87.3
24 Lewandowski (30) 86.9
25 Kanté (28) 85.0
26 Alisson (26) 84.2
27 Eriksen (27) 84.0
28 Varana (26) 81.4
29 Luis Suárez (32) 80.7
30 Jan Oblak (26) 79.6
31 Ederson (25) 79.5
32 Saúl Ñíguez (24) 79.2
33 O. Dembélé (22) 75.2
34 Asensio (23) 74.5
35 Casemiro (27) 74.2
36 Umtiti (25) 72.5
37 Koke (27) 71.4
38 Isco (27) 70.0
39 Rashford (21) 70.0
40 Pjanic (29) 69.3
41 Bale (29) 69.2
42 James R. (27) 68.3
43 Mahrez (28) 68.1
44 Van Dijk (28) 67.9
45 Aubameyang (30) 67.6
46 Kimmich (24) 67.1
47 Lemar (23) 66.2
48 Thauvin (26) 65.7
49 Rüdiger (26) 65.4
50 Stones (25) 65.0

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