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Top 10 Most Valuable Footballers In 2022 (Kylian Mbappe Leads The List With €160 Million Market Value)

As the year 2021 ends, new players rise to shine and former players lost in the dark. Based on their performance and level of skill set, players’ new market value has been released. Most Valuable Players get a market value range from €80m-160m. However, there are certain factors/criteria to pick the player’s value. The Factors are:

  • Players past year perfromance
  • Age
  • Contract with current club (Years left with club, current wages)
  • Position in which he plays
  • How many matche they played

Based on these factors, let’s have a look at the most valuable players.

#10. Phil Foden -€85.00m

Younger Manchester City & England LW and AM showed performances for both club and country at the highest level.

Either performing in the league or at Euro, Foden shows his potential and makes some astonishing moves.

Through his breakout performance in 2021, Foden’s 1st time appears in the most valuable players list.

So far the English player plays the key role in the Guardiola system at Manchester City.

#9. Neymar -€90 million

Once the star player of the market and game, now lose its rhythm due to an awful injury. In the 2021 list, Neymar stands in the 2nd spot with a market value of €128m.

However, things don’t go that way, injuries and missing matches cause his value to take a drip. Neymar currently stands on 9th with a new market value of €90 million.

#8. Kevin De Bruyne -€90 million

Belgium and Manchester City star players see a slight dip in the new list. No wonder his performance was top-notch whenever he starts for the team, but injuries make his vale drip.

On the other side losing UCL and Euro 2020 also impact the player value. As the player got injured in the first half of UCL and miss key matches in the Euro as well.

#7. Bruno Fernandes -€90 million

Disturbing times at United, and not performing up to mark in the last few matches don’t hold back Bruno Fernandes to be on the list.

Currently racking at 7 spots, the Portuguese midfielder saw a hike in number since last year. Key player for United, always spots on in the penalty box, scoring goals and assists and saving United at many spots.

These reasons and his performance make him a valuable player for his club and nation. He finished the year as Man United Top Scorer (19 Goals) and Top Assists provider (18 ).

#6. Romelu Lukaku -€100 million

The time and situation Between Lukaku and the club at Stamford bridge maybe not be very pleasant, but that doesn’t upset his new market value. In 2021, Lukaku was an integral part of Inter Milan title-winning campaign.

The striker scores plenty of goals and marks the end of Juventus’s successive title reigns. Chelsea bought the player for record signing of the club with €100 million purchase.

However, the situation turn pretty ugly now as the player showed his desire to leave the club only after 6 months of his arrival.

#5. Harry Kane -€100 million

The English striker performing below average this season for the spurs. One can say the Three lion striker has not been the same player since the Man city-Spurs 2021 Transfer window saga.

From missing training to publicly showing his interest to leave the club, Harry Kane did everything.

However, Spurs don’t the start player go to City. As a result, his performance was below average which affects his market value.

#4. Mohamed Salah -€100 million

Labeled as a One season wonder, Mohamed Salah proves his worth yet again. In 32 matches all over the competition, The Egyptian wizard has a tally of 39 G/A.

In 2021, He becomes the first player to score in 11 consecutive premier leagues matches.

So far He is the only player in the Premier league who scores 10+ goals and gives 10 assists in the 2021/2022 season.

However, the Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp system key player has yet to sign a new contract with the club.

#3. Vinicius Jr. -€100 million

Finally proving his worth and every penny Real Madrid spent on the player, Vinicius Junior is unstoppable this season. The scoring goal in Classico against Barcelona or Scoring late goals for the club, he is doing everything this season.

In 19 La Liga games for Los Blancos, he has already scored 10 goals and grabbed 4 assists.

If he continues his good form, the young Brazilian could well end up becoming a future Ballon d’Or winner.

With €100 million value he stands third on the list. However, he became the most valuable player in La Liga.

#2. Erling Haaland -€150 million

Since his arrival in the league, the goal machine prove this tag line as he scored 76 goals in 75 games for Borussia Dortmund.

He became the youngest player to score 20 goals in 14 UCL games. A supreme striker capable of scoring all kinds of goals, Haaland, at 21, is already one of the best players in the world.

This season, The Norwegian striker already scored 13 goals in 11 meetings. His stats for Dortumand shows why he is ranked number two on the list.

#1. Kylian Mbappe -€160 million

Once a wonder kid now a fully established footballer, Kylian Mbappe is the name to watch for. There is no dought why Mbappe is the most valuable player in Football.

At age of 23, He already proved numerous times why he shines on the surface. Either winning the WorldCup, scoring in the final, or scoring a hattrick at Camp Nou, he has done it all.

The 23-year-old forward has been consistently among the world’s best players in the last 4 years and it only seems like a matter of time before he wins the Ballon d’Or award.

Other than these players have a complete look at the most valuable players of 2022:

RankPlayerAgeMarket Value
1Kylian Mbappé23€160.00m 
2Erling Haaland21€150.00m
3Vinicius Junior21€100.00m 
4Mohamed Salah29€100.00m 
5Harry Kane28€100.00m 
6Romelu Lukaku28 €100.00m 
7Bruno Fernandes27€90.00m
8Kevin De Bruyne30€90.00m
9Neymar29€90.00m
10Phil Foden21€85.00m
11Jadon Sancho21€85.00m
12MarcusRashford24€85.00m
13Joshua Kimmich26€85.00m
14Raheem Sterling27€85.00m
15Pedri19€80.00m
16LautaroMartínez24€80.00m
17Trent Alexander-Arnold23€80.00m
18Jack Grealish26€80.00m
19Sadio Mane29€80.00m
20Heung-min Son29€80.00m

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High on sports since forever, aspiring sports journalist and a FC Barcelona fan. Enjoys writing articles on any sport. Can also be considered a F1 bandwagoner.

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