Experts of the research center CIES Football Observatory have named the most expensive player from the top five European leagues 20-year-old striker “Paris Saint-Germain” and the French team Kilian Mbappe, which became last summer’s world champion (218,5 million Euro).
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In the second position in the ranking player of Tottenham captain and England’s Harry Kane (200,3 million euros), the third — another striker PSG the Brazilian Neymar, who in 50 games for the Paris club scored 45 goals and given 24 assists (197,1 million).
Curiously, the famous striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi ranked only seventh place (171,2 million euros), and another five-time winner of the Golden ball, the Portuguese striker, Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo, located at the 19th position (127.2 mln).
In the top ten most expensive players were the Englishman Raheem sterling (Manchester city, 185,8 million Euro), the Egyptian Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, at 184, 3), Argentinian Paulo Dibala (Juventus, 171,9), Belgian Romelu Lukaku (“Manchester United”, 162), the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona, 157) and German Leroy Sané (Manchester city, 156,1).
By the way, analysts the CIES Football Observatory in assessing the value of the players take into account the age, position on the field, performances at the level of clubs and national teams (frequency of appearance on the field and goals), the success of the clubs and national teams, championship level.
I should add that a year ago, experts CIES Football Observatory have named the most expensive footballer in the world Neymar.
We will remind, the European championship on football in 2024 will be held in Germany.