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

Pandemic not discouraging football club investors

Although the overall impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the football ecosystem has been devastating, the transaction market remained active, albeit at a lower level. This year's reported deals in the top European markets reveal that investors have been focusing on secondary targets, while the Covid-19 pandemic has created some special circumstances that may even be encouraging for investors. Our overview delves also into why US investment firms are well-poised to penetrate the European market.

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Pandemic not discouraging football club investors

KPMG Player Valuation

Top 50 football players by market value

Last valuation date: 16th October 2020

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Mbappé (21) 200.0
2 Sterling (25) 137.5
3 Sancho (20) 135.0
4 Neymar (28) 130.2
5 Mané (28) 125.0
6 Salah (28) 125.0
7 De Bruyne (29) 120.0
8 Kane (27) 120.0
9 Messi (33) 113.9
10 Alexander-Arnold (22) 110.8
11 Rashford (22) 107.3
12 Haaland (20) 100.0
13 Kimmich (25) 93.8
14 Havertz (21) 93.7
15 F. de Jong (23) 93.4
16 de Ligt (21) 92.2
17 R. Lukaku (27) 91.6
18 van Dijk (29) 91.2
19 Gnabry (25) 89.2
20 Werner (24) 89.0
21 Saúl (25) 88.9
22 Davies (19) 88.8
23 Bruno Fernandes (26) 87.5
24 Griezmann (29) 85.9
25 L. Martínez (23) 83.0
26 L. Sané (24) 81.1
27 Lewandowski (32) 81.1
28 Alisson (28) 81.1
29 Bernardo Silva (26) 80.6
30 Gabriel Jesus (23) 80.0
31 João Félix (20) 78.3
32 E. Hazard (29) 77.5
33 Heung-min Son (28) 76.9
34 Rodri (24) 76.7
35 Martial (24) 76.4
36 Varane (27) 75.5
37 Laporte (26) 75.0
38 ter Stegen (28) 74.4
39 Oblak (27) 74.2
40 Casemiro (28) 73.7
41 Pulisic (22) 73.5
42 Dybala (26) 73.4
43 Ederson (27) 70.9
44 Hakimi (21) 70.0
45 Firmino (29) 69.9
46 C. Ronaldo (35) 68.6
47 Fati (17) 67.3
48 Greenwood (19) 66.6
49 Ziyech (27) 66.4
50 Brandt (24) 66.1

To see the overall top 150 ranking, in addition to the most valuable players from 12 leagues, please register for the free version of our Player Valuation tool.