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

Non-big 5 clubs in Champions League: contenders or leftovers?

Porto and Ajax are the only teams from outside the five biggest football leagues in this year’s Champions League quarter-finals – it has been 7 years since two non-big five league clubs qualified for this stage.

Why is it important for them to be present in the European competitions? What are the key strategies they can adapt to ensure their involvement?
 

The KPMG Football Benchmark team have analysed the environment from the perspective of the non-big five contenders.

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Non-big 5 clubs in Champions League: contenders or leftovers?

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 Varana (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