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Andrea Sartori,
Founder of Football Benchmark

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Welcome to Football Benchmark

Promoted clubs of the Big 5 leagues – returning giants and first-timers

Football resumes in most European top leagues around these days. Match calendars had to be altered to make space for the first ever FIFA World Cup to be held during the winter. The English Premier League, the German Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1 were the first of the Big 5 leagues to return to action last weekend. Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A kick off this weekend. The Big 5 leagues are welcoming 14 promoted clubs among their ranks – among them we find such major clubs as Germany’s Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen, EPL’s Nottingham Forest as well as debutants to top tier football, such as Italy’s Monza. In an overview, we introduce all the promoted clubs within the top five leagues.

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Promoted clubs of the Big 5 leagues – returning giants and first-timers

Player Valuation

Top 50 football players by market value

Last valuation date: 1st July 2022

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Mbappé (23) 230.1
2 Haaland (21) 143.8
3 Foden (22) 140.2
4 Vinícius Jr (21) 135.8
5 Bellingham (19) 116.2
6 Alexander-Arnold (23) 112.9
7 Pedri (19) 101.5
8 Rúben Dias (25) 100.6
9 Bruno Fernandes (27) 100.4
10 Kane (28) 100.3
11 Mount (23) 100.0
12 De Jong (25) 99.1
13 Kimmich (27) 97.6
14 Salah (30) 95.0
15 Lautaro Martínez (24) 91.8
16 Sancho (22) 91.4
17 Nkunku (24) 90.7
18 Bernardo Silva (27) 89.3
19 Havertz (23) 89.2
20 Rice (23) 88.4
21 Rodri (26) 86.4
22 Luis Díaz (25) 86.3
23 Leroy Sané (26) 86.2
24 Wirtz (19) 85.5
25 Saka (20) 84.0
26 De Ligt (22) 83.4
27 Barella (25) 83.1
28 De Bruyne (31) 82.8
29 Hakimi (23) 82.5
30 Heung-min Son (30) 81.8
31 Núñez (23) 81.3
32 Vlahović (22) 80.3
33 Tchouameni (22) 79.9
34 Rafael Leão (23) 79.3
35 Ferran Torres (22) 78.9
36 Militão (24) 78.8
37 Marquinhos (28) 77.8
38 A. Davies (21) 77.7
39 Sterling (27) 76.7
40 João Cancelo (28) 76.0
41 T. Hernández (24) 75.1
42 Koundé (23) 74.7
43 Grealish (26) 73.8
44 Gabriel Jesus (25) 72.7
45 Courtois (30) 72.5
46 Donnarumma (23) 71.8
47 Lukaku (29) 71.6
48 Ansu Fati (19) 71.6
49 Reece James (22) 70.7
50 Valverde (23) 70.4

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