Mbappe, Haaland but no Ronaldo: The 100 most valuable footballers in the world

The CIES Football Observatory has revealed the 100 most valuable players in world football.

The list is put together once seasons are completed, and ranks players based on their value, with the value being in Euros, rather than in sterling.

The Premier League dominates the rankings, with 41 entrants into the top 50. The most valuable top-flight player is, perhaps unsurprisingly, Erling Haaland, who has recently signed for Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund.

However, there is no room for Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo or PSG’s Lionel Messi, with the pair now being overtaken by a new generation.

The CIES Observatory claims that they use a scientific approach to their rankings, so let’s take a look at the top 100 most valuable players in the world.

The 100 most valuable players in the world

MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 09: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg Two match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 09, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

100. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Lazio – Defensive Midfield – €50.3m

99. Matheus Nunes – Sporting Lisbon – Defensive Midfield – €50.4m

98. Marc Guehi – Crystal Palace – Centre-back – €50.5m

97. Victor Osimhen – Napoli – Forward – €51m

96. Lorenzo Pellegrini – Roma – Attacking Midfielder – €51m

95. Antony Santos – Ajax – Forward – €51.2m

94. Aaron Ramsdale – Arsenal – Goalkeeper – €51.2m

93. Julian Alvarez – River Plate – Forward – €51.5m

92. Jonathan David – Lille – Forward – €51.8m

91. Harry Maguire – Manchester United – Centre-Back – €52m

90. Sergino Dest – Barcelona – Full-Back – €52.9m

89. Richarlison – Everton – Forward – €52.9m

88. Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur – Forward – €52.9m

87. Christian Pulisic – Chelsea – Forward – €53m

86. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Tottenham Hotspur – Midfielder – €53m

85. Casemiro – Real Madrid – Defensive Midfielder – €53.5m

84. Federico Chiesa – Juventus – Forward – €53.6m

83. Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Leipzig – Attacking Midfield – €54.2m

82. Sandro Tonali – AC Milan – Defensive Midfield – €54.9m

81. Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – Forward – €55m

80. Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City – Forward – €56m

Gabriel Jesus Man City
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 10: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

79. Timo Werner – Chelsea – Forward – €56.2m

78. Yeremi Pino – Villarreal – Forward – €56.8m

77. Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich – Forward – €57m

76. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City – Attacking Midfielder – €57.3m

75. Martin Odegaard – Arsenal – Attacking Midfielder – €57.8m

74. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – Forward – €58.4m

73. Pablo Gavi – Barcelona – Defensive Midfielder – €58.5m

72. Jack Grealish – Manchester City – Forward – €58.5m

71. Pau Torres – Villarreal – Centre-Back – €59.8m

70. Eric Garcia – Barcelona – Centre-Back – €60.2m

69. John Stones – Manchester City – Centre-Back – €60.3m

68. David Alaba – Real Madrid – Centre-Back – €60.4m

67. Alessandro Bastoni – Inter Milan – Centre-Back – €60.8m

66. Aurelien Tchouameni – AS Monaco – Defensive Midfielder – €60.8m

65. Lucas Paqueta – Lyon – Attacking Midfielder – €61m

64. Rodrigo de Paul – Atletico Madrid – Defensive Midfielder – €61.1m

63. Marquinhos – PSG – Centre-Back – €61.9m

62. Emile Smith-Rowe – Arsenal – Attacking Midfielder – €62.3m

61. Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid – Goalkeeper – €62.4m

60. Matthijs de Ligt – Juventus – Centre-Back – €63.2m

VILLARREAL, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 22: Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between Villarreal CF and Juventus at Estadio de la Ceramica on February 22, 2022 in Villarreal, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

59. Ederson – Manchester City – Goalkeeper – €65.2m

58. Moussa Diaby – Bayer Leverkusen – Forward – €65.8m

57. Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich – Defensive Midfielder – €65.9m

56. Manuel Locatelli – Juventus – Defensive Midfielder – €66m

55. Donyell Malen – Borussia Dortmund – Forward – €66.7m

54. Rafael Leao – AC Milan – Forward – €66.9m

53. Scott McTominay – Manchester United – Defensive Midfielder – €67.5m

52. Rodri – Manchester City – Defensive Midfielder – €68m

51. Cristian Romero – Tottenham Hotspur – Centre-Back – €68.3m

50. Alisson Becker – Liverpool – Goalkeeper – €68.4m

49. Alexander Isak – Real Sociedad – Forward – €68.5m

48. Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea – Forward – €68.8m

47. Darwin Nunez – Benfica – Forward – €70.1m

46. Theo Hernandez – AC Milan – Full-Back – €71.3m

45. Tammy Abraham – AS Roma – Forward – €71.4m

44. Aymeric Laporte – Manchester City – Centre-Back – €71.6m

43. Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich – Full-Back – €72.1m

42. Christopher Nkunku – RB Leipzig – Attacking Midfielder – €72.5m

41. Gianluigi Donnarumma – PSG – Goalkeeper – €73.7m

40. Leroy Sane – Bayern Munich – Forward – €73.8m

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY – MAY 14: Leroy Sané of Bayern Munich in action during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München at Volkswagen Arena on May 14, 2022 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

39. Rodrygo Goes – Real Madrid – Forward – €74.6m

38. Dejan Kulusevski – Tottenham Hotspur – Forward – €75m

37. Declan Rice – West Ham United – Defensive Midfielder – €75.1m

36. Achraf Hakimi – PSG – Full-Back – €75.2m

35. Jules Kounde – Sevilla – Centre-Back – €76.5m

34. Bernardo Silva – Manchester City – Attacking Midfielder – €77.3m

33. Dayot Upamecano – Bayern Munich – Centre-Back – €77.7m

32. Joao Cancelo – Manchester City – Full-Back – €78m

31. Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur – Forward – €78.1m

30. Eduardo Camavinga – Real Madrid – Defensive Midfield – €78.2m

29. Mason Greenwood – Manchester United – Forward – €81.2m

28. Reece James – Chelsea – Full-Back – €82.5m

27. Diogo Jota – Liverpool – Forward – €85.3m

26. Federico Valverde – Real Madrid – Defensive Midfielder – €85.7m

25. Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool – Full-Back – €87.4m

24. Dusan Vlahovic – Juventus – Forward – €87.6m

23. Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen – Attacking Midfielder – €87.7m

22. Ronald Araujo – Barcelona – Centre-Back – €89.1m

21. Eder Militao – Real Madrid – Centre-Back – €90.3m

20. Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid – Forward – €90.8m

MALLORCA, SPAIN – APRIL 09: Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid reacts during the La Liga Santander match between RCD Mallorca and Club Atletico de Madrid at Visit Mallorca Estadi on April 09, 2022 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

19. Kai Havertz – Chelsea – Attacking Midfielder – €93.6m

18. Nicolo Barella – Inter Milan – Defensive Midfielder – €94.9m

17. Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United – Attacking Midfielder – €97.8m

16. Josko Gvardiol – RB Leipzig – Centre-Back – €99.8m

15. Bukayo Saka – Arsenal – Attacking Midfielder – €100.2m

14. Mason Mount – Chelsea – Attacking Midfielder – €100.3m

13. Jadon Sancho – Manchester United – Forward – €103.2m

12. Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich – Attacking Midfielder – €105.3m

11. Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan – Forward – €106.7m

10. Ferran Torres – Barcelona – Forward – €109.5m

9. Ruben Dias – Manchester City – Centre-Back – €109.6m

8. Luis Diaz – Liverpool – Forward – €110m

7. Frenkie De Jong – Barcelona – Defensive Midfielder – €112.5m

6. Phil Foden – Manchester City – Forward – €124m

5. Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund – Defensive Midfielder – €133.7m

4. Pedri Gonzalez – Barcelona – Defensive Midfielder – €135.1m

3. Erling Haaland – Manchester City – Forward – €152.6m

2. Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid – Forward – €185.3m

1. Kylian Mbappe – PSG – Forward – €205.6m


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