The FIFA 2022 World Cup is about to kick off and it feels interesting to have a closer look on the estimated transfer value running around on the pitch.
From a national perspective it can be stated that England sits at the top with €1.499 bio in estimated transfer values followed by Brazil (€1.455 bio) as the second highest. France (€1.337 bio), Spain (€1.201 bio) and Portugal (€1.154 bio) are located at places 3 to 5 respectively by the CIES Football Observatory. The following graph indicates the Top 30 teams and their players' estimated transfer value.
Broken down to a club level, Bayern Munich had to release the most players attending the FIFA 2022 World Cup with a total of 17 players. ManCity and Barcelona FC are in 2nd and 3rd place with each 16 players completing the top 3 teams. The following graph shows the Top Ten (more or less) teams.
On an individual players level it can be seen that from the total of 831 players, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham inheriting the top estimated transfer value (€202 mio.) among all World Cup players, followed by Real Madrid’s Vinícius Junior (€200 mio.), Mbappe (PSG €185 mio.), Gonzalez (Barcelona €158 mio.) and Musiala (Bayern €151 mio.) completing the top 5. The following graphs shows the Top 30 players from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.