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

UEFA Champions League Last 16 – an exclusive ’big five’ league show

This season has witnessed the absolute dominance of the big five football leagues in the UEFA Champions League – for the first time ever, the UCL knockout stages will comprise only clubs from Europe’s top five domestic championships.

In this article, we analyse the connection between financial strength and sporting performance and investigate the key trends that help cement big five dominance in the UEFA Champions League.

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UEFA Champions League Last 16 – an exclusive ’big five’ league show

KPMG Player Valuation

Top 50 players by market value
(in € million, 20th November 2019)

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Mbappé (20) 225.0
2 Neymar (27) 185.0
3 Messi (32) 180.0
4 Hazard (28) 152.4
5 Sterling (24) 150.3
6 Salah (27) 150.0
7 Kane (26) 140.0
8 De Bruyne (28) 130.0
9 Mané (27) 130.0
10 Griezmann (28) 125.0
11 Sancho (19) 115.9
12 Pogba (26) 115.0
13 Van Dijk (28) 113.8
14 F. de Jong (22) 106.0
15 Rashford (22) 100.2
16 Alisson (27) 99.1
17 Dembélé (22) 92.9
18 Bernardo S. (25) 92.4
19 Sané (23) 90.0
20 Firmino (28) 90.0
21 De Ligt (20) 88.7
22 Alexander-Arnold (21) 88.7
23 Ter Stegen (27) 87.9
24 Ederson (26) 87.4
25 Heung-min Son (27) 86.5
26 C. Ronaldo (34) 86.4
27 R. Lukaku (26) 86.2
28 Havertz (20) 85.2
29 Agüero (31) 85.0
30 Kanté (28) 85.0
31 Dybala (26) 85.0
32 Lewandowski (31) 85.0
33 Saúl (25) 83.2
34 Coutinho (27) 81.8
35 Alli (23) 81.0
36 Kimmich (24) 80.0
37 Gabriel Jesus (22) 80.0
38 Pépé (24) 78.9
39 Varane (26) 78.3
40 Robertson (25) 77.8
41 João Félix (20) 75.0
42 Oblak (26) 74.9
43 Maguire (26) 72.7
44 Rodri (23) 71.5
45 Pulisic (21) 71.0
46 Werner (23) 70.4
47 Laporte (25) 69.8
48 Ziyech (26) 69.5
49 Jovic (21) 68.0
50 Maddison (23) 67.4

To access the most valuable players of 12 leagues and to see the overall top 250 ranking, please register for the free version of our Player Valuation tool