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

The African power in Europe

Africa has been a source of great talents in recent decades providing many football legends who reached their peak performance in one of Europe’s top clubs. In order to assess the significance of African footballers playing currently in Europe, we have looked at the over 500 African footballers contracted in 11 prominent European top tier leagues. Our analysis reveals that France’s Ligue 1 employs the most players, while the average market value of Ligue 1’s African players is little over half of that in the English Premier League. Read are article to find out who are the most valuable African players, who are the top 10 clubs by their African players’ total value and by the share of African players’ value in the total squad value.

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The African power in Europe

KPMG Player Valuation

Top 50 football players by market value

Last valuation date: 1st October 2021

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Haaland (21) 144.2
2 Mbappé (22) 139.5
3 Kane (28) 121.2
4 Bruno Fernandes (27) 118.9
5 Lukaku (28) 115.6
6 Neymar (29) 115.5
7 F. de Jong (24) 114.3
8 De Bruyne (30) 112.5
9 Rashford (23) 110.9
10 Sancho (21) 110.5
11 Alexander-Arnold (23) 110.0
12 Salah (29) 105.0
13 Foden (21) 104.1
14 R. Dias (24) 100.9
15 Kimmich (26) 100.6
16 Sterling (26) 99.5
17 Mount (22) 89.2
18 Chiesa (23) 87.7
19 Werner (25) 87.5
20 João Félix (21) 87.4
21 Havertz (22) 86.6
22 M. de Ligt (22) 84.8
23 A. Davies (20) 83.0
24 Heung-min Son (29) 82.3
25 Grealish (26) 81.1
26 Messi (34) 81.1
27 Pedri (18) 80.8
28 Mané (29) 80.4
29 Barella (24) 80.4
30 Gnabry (26) 80.0
31 L. Martínez (24) 80.0
32 Oblak (28) 76.8
33 Greenwood (20) 76.5
34 Hakimi (22) 76.1
35 M. Llorente (26) 75.6
36 Rodri (25) 75.4
37 Alisson (29) 75.0
38 Courtois (29) 74.7
39 Marquinhos (27) 73.9
40 Bellingham (18) 73.7
41 L. Sané (25) 72.8
42 Wirtz (18) 72.3
43 Varane (28) 71.3
44 Upamecano (22) 71.3
45 Donnarumma (22) 70.6
46 Casemiro (29) 70.0
47 F. Valverde (23) 69.2
48 Coman (25) 68.9
49 Saka (20) 68.2
50 Maguire (28) 68.0

Check out the Football Benchmark Player Valuation tool to see estimated market values of over 8,300 football players.

Please note that the dashboards are optimized for desktop PC’s, laptops or tablets
Please note that the dashboards are optimized for desktop PC’s, laptops or tablets
Please note that the dashboards are optimized for desktop PC’s, laptops or tablets