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 makes the world go 'round

The summer of 2019 offered three continental tournaments (Africa Cup of Nations, Copa América and Gold Cup) one global event (Women’s World Cup), plus the UEFA European Under-21 Championship with altogether 180 matches of 88 national teams.

While we have already elaborated on the Women's World Cup, in this article, the KPMG Football Benchmark team looks into the recent three major continental competitions.

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Football makes the world go 'round

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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