One of the areas often looked at when judging the importance of a player is his market value.  Today some of the most valuable footballers in the world can be found in the top European leagues like the English Premier League, La Liga, Série A and the German Bundesliga.

 

That being said, the market value of players in world football has continued to grow even as clubs who are battle-ready for the trophy war in their respective leagues continue to spend big on players in the market.

The Willingness of top European football clubs to spend heavily is also one of the reasons for players’ value to increase in the last couple of years. Another aspect behind the increase is the player’s contributions and performance.

As a trusted source for players’ records, Transfermarkt has ranked the most valued players based on numerous criteria, including weekly wages, transfer fees and current forms.

So who is the most valuable football player in the world? In the last couple of years, top names like Neymar Jr, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale have topped the list.

At the moment, most of the players in the spotlight on the European continent are mostly youngsters who are leading the most valuable footballers list. Names like Kylian Mbappé, Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are at the top of the list

Top 20 most valuable footballers in the world 2022

 

Kylian Mbappé   –  €160.00m

Position: Centre-Forward

Country: France

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

 

Erling Haaland  –  €150.00m

Position: Centre-Forward

Country: Norway

Club: Borussia Dortmund

 

Vinicius Junior  –  €100.00m

Position: Left Winger

Country: Brazil

Club: Real Madrid

 

Mohamed Salah –  €100.00m

Position: Right Winger

Country: Egypt

Club: Liverpool FC

 

Harry Kane –  €100.00m

Position: Centre-Forward

Country: England

Club: Tottenham Hotspur

 

Phil Foden – €90.00m –  

Position: Centre-Midfield

Country: England

Club: Manchester United FC

 

 Bruno Fernandes – €90.00m

Position: Attacking Midfield

Country: Portugal

Club: Manchester United

 

Kevin De Bruyne – €90.00m

Position: Attacking Midfield

Country: Belgium

Club: Manchester City

 

Neymar – €90.00m

Position: Left Winger

Country: Brazil

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

 

10. Dusan Vlahovic – €85.00m

Position: Central Forward

Country: Italy

Club: Juventus FC

 

Joshua Kimmich – €85.00m

Position: Defensive Midfield

Country: Germany

Club: Bayern Munich

 

Raheem Sterling – €85.00m

Position: Left Winger

Country: England

Club: Manchester City

 

Romelu Lukaku – €85.00m

Position: Centre Forward

Country: Belgium

Club: Chelsea FC

 

Pedri – €80.00m

Position: Central Midfield

Country: Spain

Club: Bayern Munich

 

Jadon Sancho    – €80.00m

Position: Left Winger

Country: England

Club: Manchester United

 

Trent Alexander-Arnold – €80.00m

Position: Right Back

Country: England

Club: Liverpool FC

 

 Jack Grealish –  €80.00m

Position: Left Winger

Country: England

Club: Manchester City

 

Sadio Mané – €80.00m

Position: Left Winger

Country: Senegal

Club: Liverpool FC

 

Heung-min Son    – €80.00m

Position: Left Winger

Country: South Korea

Club: Tottenham Hotspur FC

 

Jude Bellingham – €75.00m

Position: Central Midfield

Country: England

Club: Borussia Dortmund