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

A wealth of potential - business review of the Brasileiro Série A

By 2022, 20 years will have passed since the Brazilian national football team last won the FIFA World Cup, even though the “Seleção” enters every tournament as one of the favourites. Despite that, Brazilian clubs are dominating the football scene on the South American continent, having won five of the last 10 Copa Libertadores, including the last edition by Grêmio. This year is no different as two Brazilian clubs (Grêmio and SE Palmeiras) have reached the semi-finals.

Now that four years have passed since Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, and with the 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brasileirão) entering in the crucial phase of competition, it is a good time to take a look back at the progression and development of the Brazilian league from a business perspective.

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A wealth of potential - business review of the Brasileiro Série A

KPMG Player Valuation

Top 50 players by market value
(in € million, 1st September 2018)

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Neymar (27) 233.6
2 Messi (31) 210.0
3 Mbappé (20) 190.0
4 Salah (26) 156.8
5 Kane (25) 152.3
6 Hazard (28) 146.3
7 De Bruyne (27) 137.2
8 Pogba (25) 126.4
9 Griezmann (27) 125.2
10 Coutinho (26) 114.5
11 Lukaku (25) 113.9
12 Kroos (29) 113.0
13 C. Ronaldo (34) 111.5
14 Dele Alli (22) 106.9
15 Firmino (27) 99.6
16 Dybala (25) 97.0
17 Ter Stegen (26) 92.7
18 Lewandowski (30) 90.9
19 L. Suárez (32) 90.2
20 Eriksen (27) 90.1
21 G. Jesus (21) 90.0
22 Agüero (30) 86.7
23 Sterling (24) 85.8
24 Kanté (27) 85.0
25 L. Sané (23) 85.0
26 Oblak (26) 81.7
27 Varane (25) 81.1
28 Asensio (23) 80.0
29 Icardi (26) 79.1
30 Umtiti (25) 78.7
31 A. Sánchez (30) 78.6
32 T. Müller (29) 77.3
33 Koke (27) 75.6
34 O. Dembelé (21) 75.4
35 Isco (26) 75.0
36 S. Mané (26) 75.0
37 J. Rodríguez (27) 73.8
38 Casemiro (27) 73.1
39 D. Sánchez (22) 71.9
40 Naby Keïta (24) 71.2
41 Saúl Ñíguez (24) 70.8
42 Morata (26) 70.7
43 Milinkovic-Savic (24) 70.6
44 Alisson (26) 70.5
45 Heung-min Son (26) 68.7
46 Aubameyang (29) 68.5
47 Bale (29) 68.3
48 Thiago (27) 68.2
49 Mahrez (28) 68.2
50 Rashford (21) 68.0

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