Football is a game of money, with endless reserves of questionable cash pouring into the sport on a daily basis. As the market for the game’s most talented players keeps growing, clubs are now commanding up to nine-figure transfer fees for their most valuable stock. Every year the numbers get more and more staggering, resulting in big-money moves when transfers eventually happen.
What may surprise you is that, the highest paid players aren’t necessarily the most valuable ones. Value is essentially pegged on accomplishments, level of performance and marketing impact of players. The new generation of talent has broken through the ranks and changed the way the game is played, in the progress boasting some of the biggest price tags ever seen in any sport.
Here are the top 20 most valuable football players in the world.
Matthijs de Ligt
Frenkie de Jong