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

Multi-club ownerships – Is it the future of football?

Multi-club ownership has become a spectacular and increasingly popular phenomenon over the past decade. As the complex business model offers various benefits, challenges and risks are accordingly manifold. Therefore, a multi-club ownership business model should in particular require a clear vision and strategy and should only be implemented if it is the best approach to achieve the core purpose of the shareholders. In this article, we assess the underlying strategic considerations, the overall potential benefits and pitfalls related to multi-club ownership structures.

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Multi-club ownerships – Is it the future of football?

KPMG Player Valuation

Top 50 football players by market value

Last valuation date: 16th October 2020

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Mbappé (21) 200.0
2 Sterling (25) 137.5
3 Sancho (20) 135.0
4 Neymar (28) 130.2
5 Mané (28) 125.0
6 Salah (28) 125.0
7 De Bruyne (29) 120.0
8 Kane (27) 120.0
9 Messi (33) 113.9
10 Alexander-Arnold (22) 110.8
11 Rashford (22) 107.3
12 Haaland (20) 100.0
13 Kimmich (25) 93.8
14 Havertz (21) 93.7
15 F. de Jong (23) 93.4
16 de Ligt (21) 92.2
17 R. Lukaku (27) 91.6
18 van Dijk (29) 91.2
19 Gnabry (25) 89.2
20 Werner (24) 89.0
21 Saúl (25) 88.9
22 Davies (19) 88.8
23 Bruno Fernandes (26) 87.5
24 Griezmann (29) 85.9
25 L. Martínez (23) 83.0
26 L. Sané (24) 81.1
27 Lewandowski (32) 81.1
28 Alisson (28) 81.1
29 Bernardo Silva (26) 80.6
30 Gabriel Jesus (23) 80.0
31 João Félix (20) 78.3
32 E. Hazard (29) 77.5
33 Heung-min Son (28) 76.9
34 Rodri (24) 76.7
35 Martial (24) 76.4
36 Varane (27) 75.5
37 Laporte (26) 75.0
38 ter Stegen (28) 74.4
39 Oblak (27) 74.2
40 Casemiro (28) 73.7
41 Pulisic (22) 73.5
42 Dybala (26) 73.4
43 Ederson (27) 70.9
44 Hakimi (21) 70.0
45 Firmino (29) 69.9
46 C. Ronaldo (35) 68.6
47 Fati (17) 67.3
48 Greenwood (19) 66.6
49 Ziyech (27) 66.4
50 Brandt (24) 66.1

To see the overall top 150 ranking, in addition to the most valuable players from 12 leagues, please register for the free version of our Player Valuation tool.