Haaland is far from the first. The top 10 most expensive players in the world have been determined

Football news 30 may 2024, 04:27
Yasmine Green Dailysports's expert Yasmine Green
Haaland is far from the first. The top 10 most expensive players in the world have been determined Haaland is far from the first. The top 10 most expensive players in the world have been determined

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) has identified the top ten most expensive players in the world based on various factors.

The most expensive player is Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham, who was valued at a little over 280 million euros. The top 5 were occupied by Madrid players, as well as players from English club Manchester City.

Top 10 most expensive players in the world according to CIES

  1. Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid) - 280.4 million euros
  2. Erling Håland (Manchester City) - 255.3 million euros
  3. Vinícius Júnior (Real) - €240.8 million
  4. Rodrigo (Real) - €220.7 million
  5. Phil Foden (Manchester City) - €203.8 million
  6. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) - €195.2 million
  7. Julian Alvarez (Manchester City) - €168.4 million
  8. Lamine Yamal (Barcelona) - €140.8 million
  9. Martin Edegaard (Arsenal) - €135.6 million
  10. Florian Wirtz (Bayer) - €133.8 million.

The statistical model of the CIES Football Observatory, based on data on 5,500 paid transfers, explains more than 85% of the differences in the amounts invested by clubs, based on criteria such as age, contract duration, number of minutes, proportion of players in the main squad, sporting level of matches played, results, economic strength of the club and league of the player, economic strength of potential buyers, inflation rate, etc.

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