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

Broadcasting revenue landscape – big money in the “big five” leagues

Broadcast has become a key revenue source for football clubs’ operations.

A new season of European domestic club football is about to begin, with some squads reshuffled through major signings, and a number of managerial, structural and operational changes. Meanwhile, the English Premier League and the Spanish LaLiga also enter into a new broadcasting cycle. 

In this article, the KPMG Football Benchmark team looks at the broadcasting rights landscape of Europe’s five biggest championships.

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Broadcasting revenue landscape – big money in the “big five” leagues

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

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