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

Football Clubs' Valuation: The European Elite 2019

KPMG's fourth annual club valuation report ranks the 32 most prominent European football clubs according to their Enterprise Value (EV) as at 1 January 2019.

After three years of stability on the podium, this year brought some turbulence, with Real Madrid CF leapfrogging Manchester United FC at the top, and FC Barcelona slipping to the 4th spot, letting FC Bayern München take the 3rd position. Further changes among the top 10 include Tottenham Hotspur FC surpassing Juventus FC to reach the 9th position, and Arsenal FC dropping two spots to land in the 8th position, surpassed by Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC.

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Football Clubs' Valuation: The European Elite 2019

KPMG Player Valuation

Top 50 players by market value
(in € million, 1st January 2019)

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Neymar (27) 229.1
2 Mbappé (20) 215.0
3 Messi (32) 203.3
4 Salah (27) 168.3
5 Kane (25) 151.1
6 E. Hazard (28) 148.2
7 De Bruyne (28) 129.4
8 Griezmann (28) 125.6
9 Pogba (26) 119.3
10 Coutinho (27) 118.2
11 Sterling (24) 109.8
12 C. Ronaldo (34) 107.3
13 Firmino (27) 102.9
14 R. Lukaku (26) 102.2
15 Dele Alli (23) 100.7
16 L. Sané (23) 100.0
17 Dybala (25) 95.0
18 Kroos (29) 93.5
19 Icardi (26) 90.0
20 Ter Stegen (27) 89.2
21 Agüero (31) 88.7
22 G. Jesus (22) 87.5
23 S. Mané (27) 87.3
24 Lewandowski (30) 86.9
25 Kanté (28) 85.0
26 Alisson (26) 84.2
27 Eriksen (27) 84.0
28 Varane (26) 81.4
29 Luis Suárez (32) 80.7
30 Jan Oblak (26) 79.6
31 Ederson (25) 79.5
32 Saúl Ñíguez (24) 79.2
33 O. Dembélé (22) 75.2
34 Asensio (23) 74.5
35 Casemiro (27) 74.2
36 Umtiti (25) 72.5
37 Koke (27) 71.4
38 Isco (27) 70.0
39 Rashford (21) 70.0
40 Pjanic (29) 69.3
41 Bale (29) 69.2
42 James R. (27) 68.3
43 Mahrez (28) 68.1
44 Van Dijk (28) 67.9
45 Aubameyang (30) 67.6
46 Kimmich (24) 67.1
47 Lemar (23) 66.2
48 Thauvin (26) 65.7
49 Rüdiger (26) 65.4
50 Stones (25) 65.0

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