Top 10 most valuable footballers in the world

Bukayo Saka contributed 25 goals last season for Arsenal. Photo Credit: IMAGO / Pro Sports Images

Top 10 most valuable footballers in the world

Izuchukwu Akawor 08:11 - 08.06.2023

This list takes you through the most valuable footballers in the world based on transfer values at the moment according to the reliable CIES Football Observatory.

Manchester City superstar Erling Haaland has been named the most valuable footballer in the world at the moment. 

Haaland was named by the reliable CIES Football Observatory in their latest feature. 

Erling Haaland had a memorable debut season in England.

CIES Football Observatory released the list of the top 100 most valuable footballers earlier this week with the talented City forward at the top as monitored by Pulse Sports Nigeria. 

Haaland leads the most valuable footballers list

According to the report by the CIES Football Observatory,  the list of 100 most valuable footballers in the world complied most on estimated transfer values. 

CIES used a statistical model that was exclusively developed by them, with Haaland and other players aged 24 and under dominating the list. 

Erling Haaland is the most valuable footballer in the world at the moment.

As per the report, the 22-year-old Norwegian forward finished top with an estimated value of €250 million. 

This should not be a surprise considering the excellent season Haaland has had in his debut campaign for the English champions.

Haaland joined the Cityzens in a celebrated move from Borussia Dortmund last summer and has set the Premier League and Champions League on fire. 

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He has broken available scoring records in the famous Premier League after scoring 36 goals last season en route helping Pep Guardiola and City win the league title for the third time in a row. 

Haaland also scored 12 goals in 10 matches to fire Man City closer to an unprecedented treble as they take on Inter Milan in the final of the Champions League this weekend.

Erling Haaland |
Erling Haaland celebrates his 36th Premier League goal of the season after netting Man City's second in their 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Other most valuable footballers on the list

Haaland defeated Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior who is second and valued at €196.3 million, with Bukayo Saka, who has been enjoying his summer break in his ancestral home, coming third. 

Vinicius Jr. celebrates his goal for Madrid
Vinicius Jr. is the second most valuable footballer in the world.

The Arsenal star is valued at €195.8 million while his international teammate and Real Madrid-bound Jude Bellingham is fourth on the list with a value of €190.2 million. 

Another Real Madrid and Brazilian youngster, Rodrygo Goes, completes the top five (5) with a value of €184.5 million.

Bukayo Saka celebrating his goal
Bukayo Saka is third on the list of most valuable footballers in the world.

Meanwhile, Barcelona’s Pablo Gavi, who finished seventh on the list, is the youngest player in the top 10 most valuable footballers list at the age of 18.8 years old.

Top 10 most valuable footballers in the world: Full list

  1. Erling Haaland, €245.1m 
  2. Vinicius Jr, €196.3m 
  3. Bukayo Saka, €195.8m 
  4. Jude Bellingham, €190.2m
  5. Rodrygo Goes, €184.5m
  6. Pedri Gonzalez, €178.0m
  7. Pablo Gavi, €174.1m
  8. Jamal Musiala, €170.2m
  9. Phil Foden, €166.8m
  10. Kylian Mbappe, €163.2m 

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