Football clubs can bring in new players during the transfer window. Whether it is before the commencement of a new season or during the halfway point of one, they can still do so. When bringing in a new player, transfer fees are attached. The fee paid for a particular player is determined by that player's market value.
As far as the market value of players is concerned, one of the most reliable platforms to get an accurate and acceptable valuation of any player is from TransferMarkt. The sport media giant constantly reveal the value of players from time to time.
When the value of a player is to be measured, the age, current form, current contract and the league of that player is taken into consideration. As a result, the highest valued players at the moment are top players who are based in Europe.
Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Erling Haaland, Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne make up the top 5 most valuable players at the moment. However, what about taking this valuation from the past? Has any player been more valued than the current most valuable player?
In this article, let us take a look at the highest valued players of all time. This considers the highest valuations given to players in history. Note that the transfer market changes from time to time as more money is spent and generated from football.
Here are the 10 highest valued football players of all time.
11. Eden Hazard.
Starting this list is former Chelsea player Eden Hazard. The Belgian international is an unknown figure at Real Madrid at the moment. However, he was such a wonderful footballer for Chelsea in the Premier League. As of October 2018, the former Premier League player of the season was valued at €150.00m.
10. Philippe Coutinho.
Philippe Coutinho like Eden Hazard has faded since he made a big money move from the Premier League to the Spanish La Liga. Coutinho while at Liverpool was valued at €150.00m. The Brazilian attacking midfielder had this valuation in 2018, shortly after the move.
9. Kevin De Bruyne.
Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best players in the world at the moment. As said earlier, he is currently worth around 100 million pounds. The Belgian attacking midfielder had a market value of €150.00m as of May 2018.
8. Antoine Griezmann.
French international, Antoine Griezmann is another world-class player who failed at Barcelona after a big money move to the Catalan club. Before his move to Barcelona in 2019, the Atlético de Madrid star as of October 2018 was valued at €150.00m.
7. Harry Kane.
Harry Kane is arguably the best striker in the Premier League at the moment. The England striker who plays for Tottenham had a career high market value of €150.00m as of May 2018. He is currently going through a rough path after his move to Manchester City failed.
6. Mohamed Salah.
Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian winger who plays for Liverpool football club. He is the first African player on this list. The Liverpool FC star as of May 2018 had a €150.00m valuation, making him the joint highest valued African players of all time.
5. Sadio Mané.
Sadio Mané is Senegalese player who currently plays for Liverpool in the Premier League. He joins teammate Mohammed Salah as the two African players on this list. His value was €150.00m as of December 2019. Alongside Salah, both Liverpool players are the joint highest valued African players ever.
4. Raheem Sterling.
Raheem Sterling is one of the best players in the Premier League. The Manchester City star was once the most expensive English player of all time when he made a switch from Liverpool to Manchester. As of December 2019, his market value was €160.00m. It was one of the highest at the time, and it ranks as one of the highest of all time.
3. Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi is now teammate to Mbappé and Neymar. The player who is arguably the greatest ever also has one of the highest valuations of any player in history.
The Argentine while at Barcelona in 2018 was valued at €180.00m by TransferMarkt. While Messi is now in Paris and edging closer to the end of his career, his valuation in 2018 is the third highest ever.
Brazilian superstar Neymar is else one on this list. As said earlier, he is one of the most valued players at the moment alongside his teammate Mbappé.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker was valued at €180.00m as at 2018. This is the second-highest valuation of any player in history.
1. Kylian Mbappé.
At the moment, Kylian Mbappé is the most valued footballer in the world. He has a €160.00m valuation. However, this is not the highest valuation the player has got in his career. The French World Cup winner as at December 2018 was valued a world record €200.00m. This stands as the record valuation of any player at a particular stage in the history of football.
In most lists in football, you are likely to find Messi and Cristiano as first and second. However, while Messi is second here, Ronaldo does no feature at all. His age at the time these players were valued at these figures did help his course on a list such as this.
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