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

Season one after the Covid outbreak

After one of the most unusual seasons in football history due to the turmoil caused by the coronavirus outbreak, leagues and clubs have already started or will soon commence the new, 2020/21 season. However, the impacts of the virus on the game are still visible. For one, the European Club Association (ECA) expects a revenue decrease of approximately EUR 4 billion for the ECA member clubs in the next 2 years.

In this article we examine all aspects determining the start of the 2020/21 domestic championships in the major five European leagues.

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Season one after the Covid outbreak

KPMG Player Valuation

Top 50 football players by market value
Last valuation date: 3rd August 2020

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Mbappé (21) 200.0
2 Neymar (28) 148.3
3 Sterling (25) 140.0
4 Sancho (20) 135.6
5 Salah (28) 128.6
6 Mané (28) 126.0
7 Messi (33) 123.5
8 Kane (27) 120.0
9 De Bruyne (29) 120.0
10 Alexander-Arnold (21) 105.5
11 Rashford (23) 103.4
12 Griezmann (29) 96.7
13 Van Dijk (29) 94.2
14 R. Lukaku (27) 92.5
15 F. De Jong (23) 90.6
16 Haaland (20) 90.6
17 E. Hazard (29) 88.4
18 Bruno Fernandes (25) 87.8
19 Saúl (25) 86.7
20 Havertz (21) 84.5
21 De Ligt (21) 83.7
22 Alisson (27) 83.2
23 L. Sané (24) 82.3
24 Werner (24) 81.5
25 Lewandowski (32) 80.4
26 L. Martínez (23) 78.8
27 Heung-min Son (28) 78.3
28 Gabriel Jesus (23) 77.3
29 Kimmich (25) 77.2
30 Bernardo Silva (26) 76.5
31 Casemiro (28) 76.1
32 Varane (27) 75.2
33 João Félix (20) 75.0
34 Laporte (26) 75.0
35 Dybala (26) 74.7
36 Rodri (24) 73.1
37 Ter Stegen (28) 72.6
38 Davies (19) 72.5
39 Ederson (27) 72.0
40 Martial (24) 72.0
41 C. Ronaldo (35) 71.7
42 Gnabry (25) 71.3
43 Firmino (28) 71.1
44 Kanté (29) 70.0
45 Dele Alli (24) 69.4
46 Robertson (26) 68.7
47 Oblak (27) 67.4
48 Ziyech (27) 67.2
49 Nicolas Pépé (25) 65.4
50 Maguire (27) 65.2

To see the overall top 250 ranking, in addition to the most valuable players from 12 leagues, please register for the free version of our Player Valuation tool.