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

Players on the go – a summer transfer window overview

The 2019 summer transfer window has closed for all the European “big five” football leagues recently – the period ended without a last-day frenzy and brought only modest changes to the players’ landscape for the next season.

In this article, the KPMG Football Benchmark team looks at the major transfers of the 2019 summer transfer window for the “big five” leagues and explains some additional context behind the numbers and also look at how loan deals are becoming more popular.

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Players on the go – a summer transfer window overview

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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