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

Stadium developments – the boom continues

The most common seating capacity of the recent prominent football stadium developments is in a range of 40-50,000, as evidenced by an analysis of the top new venues. In a new article, the KPMG Football Benchmark team compares the 30 new stadiums with a capacity of at least 20,000 seats, built in the past 5 years within the UEFA confederation. 

Read the full article, where we also give an overview of the key ongoing stadia development projects. 

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Stadium developments – the boom continues

KPMG Player Valuation

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

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Mbappé (20) 225.0
2 Neymar (27) 192.9
3 Messi (32) 186.6
4 Hazard (28) 162.8
5 Salah (27) 158.0
6 Kane (26) 136.8
7 Griezmann (28) 130.7
8 De Bruyne (28) 130.0
9 Sterling (24) 129.5
10 Pogba (26) 128.0
11 Mané (27) 119.0
12 Sancho (19) 110.6
13 Dembélé (22) 101.8
14 Bernardo S. (25) 100.7
15 Sané (23) 100.0
16 F. de Jong (22) 98.0
17 Alisson (26) 96.4
18 van Dijk (28) 96.2
19 Firmino (27) 94.0
20 Rashford (21) 93.1
21 Kanté (28) 90.0
22 C. Ronaldo (34) 89.6
23 Coutinho (27) 88.7
24 Ter Stegen (27) 87.9
25 De Ligt (20) 85.2
26 Agüero (31) 85.0
27 Ederson (26) 85.0
28 Alexander-Arnold (20) 84.6
29 Dybala (25) 84.6
30 Kimmich (24) 84.2
31 Saúl (24) 83.2
32 Varane (26) 82.0
33 Havertz (20) 81.6
34 Gabriel Jesus (22) 80.0
35 Lewandowski (31) 78.7
36 R. Lukaku (26) 78.7
37 Heung-min Son (27) 78.6
38 Jovic (21) 78.3
39 Alli (23) 77.8
40 Pépé (24) 75.4
41 Eriksen (27) 75.0
42 Oblak (26) 74.9
43 João Félix (19) 72.1
44 L. Suárez (32) 70.4
45 De Gea (28) 69.8
46 Maguire (26) 69.4
47 Süle (24) 68.9
48 Martial (23) 68.4
49 Sánchez (23) 68.3
50 Koke (27) 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