Vinicius, Haaland, Diaz, Gavi: Who had the biggest value increase in 21/22?

Vinicius Junior’s 2021/22 season with Real Madrid was simply magnificent.

After a few years of flattering to deceive in the famous white jersey, the Brazilian winger well and truly exploded into life, scoring and assisting goals for fun.

Across all competitions, Vinicius finished with 22 goals and 20 assists to his name, including the winner in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Due to his on-pitch brilliance, the former Flamengo man has seen his market valuation over on Transfermarkt rise a considerable amount over the course of the 2021/22 campaign.

And you can check out the top 25 value risers from the season in full below…

Vinicius with the Champions League trophy
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 28: Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy after their sides victory during the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The 25 players with the biggest market value increases in 2021/22

25. Bremer (Torino) | +£18.00 million

New market value: £28.00 million | Percentage increase: 200%

24. Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace) | +£18.00 million

New market value: £28.00 million | Percentage increase: 200%

23. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) | +£18.00 million

New market value: £45.00 million | Percentage increase: 66.7%

22. Eder Militao (Real Madrid) | +£18.00 million

New market value: £54.00 million | Percentage increase: 50%

21. Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) | +£18.00 million

New market value: £67.50 million | Percentage increase: 36.4%

Jude Bellingham with Borussia Dortmund
DORTMUND, GERMANY – MAY 14: Jude Bellingham of Dortmund is seenduring the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC at Signal Iduna Park on May 14, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

20. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) | +£18.00 million

New market value: £135.00 million | Percentage increase: 15.4%

19. Nico Schlotterbeck (Freiburg) | +£18.45 million

New market value: £25.20 million | Percentage increase: 273.3%

18. Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) | +£19.80 million

New market value: £36.00 million | Percentage increase: 122.2%

17. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) | +£19.80 million

New market value: £58.50 million | Percentage increase: 51.2%

16. Vitinha (FC Porto) | +£20.70 million

New market value: £27.00 million | Percentage increase: 328.6%

Vitinha with FC Porto
PORTO, PORTUGAL – MAY 14: Vitinha of FC Porto in action during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between FC Porto and GD Estoril Praia at Estadio do Dragao on May 14, 2022 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

15. Nico Gonzalez (Barcelona) | +£22.05 million

New market value: £22.50 million | Percentage increase: 4900%

14. Tino Livramento (Southampton) | +£22.50 million

New market value: £22.50 million | Percentage increase: n/a

13. Karim Adeyemi (Red Bull Salzburg) | +£22.50 million

New market value: £31.50 million | Percentage increase: 250%

12. Yeremy Pino (Villarreal) | +£22.50 million

New market value: £36.00 million | Percentage increase: 166.7%

11. Rafael Leao (AC Milan) | +£22.50 million

New market value: £45.00 million | Percentage increase: 100%

Rafael Leao with AC Milan
MILAN, ITALY – MAY 15: Rafael Leao of AC Milan celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Atalanta BC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 15, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

10. Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen) | +£22.50 million

New market value: £63.00 million | Percentage increase: 55.6%

9. Luis Diaz (Liverpool) | +£24.30 million

New market value: £40.50 million | Percentage increase: 150%

8. Hugo Ekitike (Reims) | +£24.66 million

New market value: £25.20 million | Percentage increase: 3233.3%

7. Matheus Nunes (Sporting Lisbon) | +£27.00 million

New market value: £31.50 million | Percentage increase: 600%

6. Aurélien Tchouaméni (AS Monaco) | +£27.00 million

New market value: £54.00 million | Percentage increase: 100%

Aurelien Tchouameni with AS Monaco
ANIF, AUSTRIA – JULY 03: Aurelien Tchouameni of AS Monaco plays the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and AS Monaco at Maximarkt Sportpark on July 03, 2021 in Anif, Austria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)

5. Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal) | +£31.50 million

New market value: £45.00 million | Percentage increase: 233.3%

4. Darwin Nunez (Benfica) | +£31.50 million

New market value: £49.50 million | Percentage increase: 175%

3. Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus) | +£40.50 million

New market value: £76.50 million | Percentage increase: 112.5%

2. Gavi (Barcelona) | +£54.00 million

New market value: £54.00 million | Percentage increase: n/a

  1. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) | +£54.00 million

New market value: £90.00 million | Percentage increase: 150%

Vinicius Junior celebrates his goal vs Liverpool
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 28: Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes top spot and his shiny new value of £90 million makes him the joint-third most valuable footballer in the world, behind only Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.

If the Brazilian continues to light up stadiums around the globe in the 2022/23, he will almost certainly have entered into the £100 million and above bracket by this time next year.

The £38.70 million Real Madrid coughed up to sign the 21-year-old in 2018 now looks like an absolute bargain, doesn’t it?

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