5 Most valuable football players in the world in 2024

Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham are some of the most valuable football players in the world.

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5 Most valuable football players in the world in 2024

Most Valuable football players in the world. Image | Sportz Point

In the growing world of football, talent not only excites fans but also holds substantial value in the global market. Footballers are now not only a professionals on the field, but are also a brand representing themselves off the field as well. As we dive into the current landscape of modern football, here's a rundown of the most valuable football players, showcasing their worth both on and off the field.

The stats are taken from Transfermarkt.com and are accurate as of 7th January, 2024.

Saka is the most valuable right-winger in the world at the moment with a price tag of €120.00m  Image | Arsenal FC
Saka is the most valuable right-winger in the world at the moment with a price tag of €120.00m Image | Arsenal FC

Bukayo Saka, the Arsenal Youth product, is now of the most valuable football players in the world. The 22-year-old right winger from England is currently the highest-paid player at his position and has a market value of €120.00m since June 2023.

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Saka joined the Arsenal senior team in 2019 and since then even at this young age, he has already played 205 times for the Gunners; contributing 99 times in those games.

Vinicius Junior is one of the most valuable football players in the world with a market value of 150 Million Euros.  Image | LaLiga
Vinicius Junior is one of the most valuable football players in the world with a market value of 150 Million Euros. Image | LaLiga

Brazilian flair meets modern football's speed in Vinicius Junior, whose market value stands at an impressive 150 million Euros. The left-winger's ability to take on defenders with flair and beat them with speed has made him a valuable asset for Real Madrid.

Vinicius joined Real Madrid back in the 2018-19 season from Flamengo for a transfer fee of €45.00m and since then has been one of the most influential players in Carlo Ancelotti's team. Till now, Vinicius has scored 65 times and assisted 68 times in 239 games for Real Madrid.

Mbappe is currently the most valuable French player and one of the best left wingers in the world.
Mbappe is currently the most valuable French player and one of the best left wingers in the world.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner with France, 3-time France footballer of the year and 6-time Ligue1 Champion, Kylian Mbappé at just 25 is probably the best player in the world currently.

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Mbappe once in 2019 was the most valuable football player with €200.00m. Although, his market value dropped to €160.00m in 2022, after a stunning FIFA World Cup 2022, it rose up to €180.00m. He is currently the most valuable French player and one of the best left wingers in the world.

Erling Haaland is currently the most valued player in Premier League.  Image | Manchester City
Erling Haaland is currently the most valued player in Premier League. Image | Manchester City

Erling Haaland's goal-scoring prowess has set the football world ablaze since his Slazburg and Borrusia Dortmund days. The Norwegian striker's market value worth every penny spend on him since he barely misses his chance to send the ball into the opponents net.

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Haaland after joining Manchester City in 2022, broke multiple records for the club. Since joining the City team, Haaland has scored 71 goals in just 75 games while assisting 14 times. The 23-year-old striker finished at number two position in Ballon d'Or 2023 points table even after winning Champions League, Premier League & FA Cup in the 2022-23 season.

Jude Bellingham is the most valuable football player in the world, as per Transfermarkt  Image | FIFA
Jude Bellingham is the most valuable football player in the world, as per Transfermarkt Image | FIFA

Jude Bellingham's rapid rise in the football realm has been spectacular. After a stunning 2023 with Real Madrid, the 20-year-old attacking mid-fielder's value went up to 180 million Euros from 150 million.

Also Read: Jude Bellingham becomes first Real Madrid player to Win 'Golden Boy Award'

Bellingham's transfer from Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund was a for a record fee for a 17-year-old in 2020. He then joined Real Madrid for a stunning transfer fee of €103.00m from Dortmund in 2023.

Upon joining Real Madrid, Jude has scored 17 goals and assisted 5 times in 22 games the Spanish giants in the 2023-24 season.

Jamal Musiala, Rodri, Harry Kane, Lautaro Martinez are among the few other most valuable football players in the world at the moment.

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