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The 10 most valuable footballers in the world, according to CIES

The number 1 is Mbappé, and in the Top 20 there are 11 players from Premier League

The 10 most valuable footballers in the world, according to CIES The number 1 is Mbappé, and in the Top 20 there are 11 players from Premier League
€ 125 M
€ 123 M
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€ 265 M
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€ 223 M
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€ 134 M

The CIES (International Center for Sports Studies) has published, as every year, the ranking of the football players according to his economic value, scientifically calculated taking some general criteria like age, position, the financial level of the releasing club, the nationality and obviously the sporting performances. With reference to the top 5 European leagues, the player that's worth the most is the Frenchman of Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappé, from an estimate that according to the Swiss center would be around 265 million euros.

€ 265 M
€ 223 M
€ 175 M
€ 168 M
€ 155 M
€ 150 M
€ 134 M
€ 125 M
€ 123 M
€ 115 M

PSG star was followed by Manchester City Englishman Raheem Sterling (223 millions) and Liverpool Egyptian Mohamed Salah (175). It's quite normal that among the top 20 there are 11 footballers playing in the Premier League, and precisely Sadio Mané, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Gabriel Jesus, James Maddison, Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Richarlison and Tammy Abraham, and 7 Englishmen. Leo Messi is the only over 30 in the top 35 (before Lewandowski, 36th, and far ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, 39th!), while the only representatives of the Serie A are the two Inter Milan's players, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku, respectively in 10th and 20th place. The first Juventus' players is Paulo Dybala, 31th, while you can skip to the 32th to find a Real Madrid's one, Eden Hazard. Alisson is the best goalkeeper. The best Italian? The AS Roma Nicolò Zaniolo in 37th position, and after Nicolò Barella (44th), Jorginho (55th) and Gianluca Mancini (92th).

 

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