Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden crowned most valuable players in the world


England’s bright lights are the two most valuable players in the world as £184m Jude Bellingham takes top spot and £177m-rated Phil Foden is second… while £169m Kylian Mbappe lags behind with Vinicius Jr and Erling Haaland

  • Jude Bellingham topped the CIES Football Observatory transfer value rankings
  • The 19-year-old, worth £184m, beat the likes of Foden, Mbappe and Haaland
  • There are 14 England stars in the list, including Saka, James, Sterling and Sancho
  • City stars Foden, Haaland and Rodri are the highest ranked Premier League stars

England’s bright lights Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden have been crowned the most valuable players in the world right now. 

Bellingham’s form both on and off the pitch shows no sign of stopping as the 19-year-old pipped his England team-mate Foden – but both young stars left French star Kylian Mbappe lagging behind in the world’s top 100 most valuable footballers.

Bellingham’s estimated transfer value is worth an extraordinary £183.9m, according to the CIES Football Observatory.

Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham leads the way in the top 100 most valuable players, worth an incredible £184m

Bellingham's England team-mate Phil Foden is the most valuable Premier League player at £177.5m

Bellingham’s England team-mate Phil Foden is the most valuable Premier League player at £177.5m

Manchester City star Foden, 22, is valued at £177.5m while PSG winger Mbappe must settle for third place after being estimated to be £168.7m.

CIES calculate a player’s transfer value based on factors including their salary, their club’s performance in different competitions and the length of time remaining on their contract.

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior and Man City superstar Erling Haaland make up the top five – with values of £168.5m and £154.8m respectively.

Bellingham has shot up since the summer rankings in June 2022, where he was said to be worth £114.3m and found himself in fifth place.

On the back of a sensational World Cup in Qatar, Bellingham has attracted attention from Europe’s elite clubs.

The Dortmund star remains Liverpool’s main target, but Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City are all vying for the wonderkid’s signature.

Kylian Mbappe takes third-place with the PSG and France superstar judged to be worth £168.7m

Kylian Mbappe takes third-place with the PSG and France superstar judged to be worth £168.7m

Vinicius Jr

Erling Haaland

Vinicius Jr and Erling Haaland follow in behind with values of £168.5m and £154.8m respectively

In fact, Bellingham and Haaland have swapped in their rankings since last June – with the Norwegian topping the polls back then.

The striker had just made his move to Manchester and was said to be worth £130.4m, more than double the £51.2m that City paid Dortmund to activate his release clause.

Given the striker’s sensational form for City -with 27 goals already – and his contract running until 2027, Haaland is likely to climb up the rankings in the near future.

In the latest ranking’s Barcelona’s young midfield duo of Pedri and Gavi follow Haaland.

The Spanish stars are estimated to be worth £150.6m and £130.6m respectively, following their stellar displays for the Catalan giants.

There are 14 Three Lions players which make up the Top 100 list, including Bukayo Saka (£96.2m), Reece James (£87.9m), Raheem Sterling (82.3m) and Jadon Sancho (£69.7m).

TOP 10 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS IN THE WORLD

1. Jude Bellingham (£183.9m)

2. Phil Foden (£177.5m)

3. Kylian Mbappe (£168.7m)

4. Vinicius Jr (£168.5m)

5. Erling Haaland (£154.8m)

6. Pedri (£150.6m) 

7. Gavi (£130.6m)

8. Jamal Musiala (£128.5m)

9. Josko Gvardiol (£111.4m)

10. Federico Valverde (£109.3m)

Source: CIES 

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