In the age of football money, the transfer value of the players amounted to hundreds of millions of euros. Messi, Kane, Neymar, Mbappe, and so on all have tremendous transfer value if they leave the current club. Along Toplist to the list of the most expensive players in the world to date.
Current team: PSG – France
Value: £ 180 million
Location: Left/Right Forward (LF/RF)
Kylian Mbappé (Kylian Mbappe Lottin) was born on December 20, 1998, is a Cameroon-Algérie-based French football player. He plays as a forward for the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team. He is the youngest player in French football history to score in the World Cup arena.
Mbappe is considered to be the most expensive player at the moment by the famous Transfermarkt magazine.
Mbappe became famous from an early age, after joining the youth academy at Bondy before moving to Monaco, where he debuted in 2015 at the age of 16. Mbappe quickly became the top scorer for the Cong Quoc club. In the 2016–17 season, Mbappe helped Monaco win the first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.
Mbappe became the youngest French youngster to score at a World Cup
In his first season at the French capital, Mbappe made a bold mark when helping PSG win a domestic treble with the Ligue 1 championship, Coupe de France, and Coupe de la Ligue. Mbappe made his debut in France in 2017.
At the 2018 World Cup, Mbappe became the youngest French youngster to score at a World Cup and become the second youngest player, after Pele, to score in the match. World Cup finals. Kylian Mbappe was also awarded the Best Young Player of the World Cup Finals 2018.
Kylian Mbappe is a versatile striker, playing well on both wings as well as a spearhead striker position. Mbappe shot well with both legs, but the right leg is more favorable. Mbappe’s technical ability is not inferior to Neymar; even there were times when Mbappe overshadowed Neymar at PSG.
Current team: PSG – France
Value: 162 million pounds
Playing Position: Left/Right Forward (LF/RF)
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr. was born on February 5, 1992, is a Brazilian footballer playing currently as a striker for Paris Saint Germain club and Brazil national football team.
He started as captain of the Brazilian team when he was only 21 years old. Neymar stood out from a very young age in Santos, where he began his career at the age of 17. He helped the club win two championships Campeonato Paulista, Copa do Brasil, and Copa Libertadores 2011.
Neymar has twice been named South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012. As part of Barça’s attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, he won the treble of the La Liga trophy, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League in the 2014-2015 season, followed by a double in the domestic tournament the following year.
He has won FIFA World Cup twice in 2015 and 2017. In August 2017, Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a record 222 million euros, making him the most expensive player in the world.
Neymar is the fourth scorer of the Brazilian National Football Team
With 53 goals in 83 matches for Brazil since his debut at the age of 18, Neymar is the fourth scorer of the Brazilian National Football Team. He was an essential player in Brazil’s victory at the 2011 South American Young Championship, where he was the most scoring player, and in the Confederations Cup 2013, he has the title of Golden Ball of the tournament.
Although he had an injury period and a suspension after two tournaments the 2014 World Cup Football Championship and the South American Football Cup 2015, he became the captain of the Brazilian team to win their first Olympic gold medal in men’s soccer at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Known for his ability to lead, score, and play both feet, Neymar has been compared to former Brazilian striker Pelé and Santos. On the pitch, he is one of the most famous sports athletes in the world; SportsPro has recognized the most famous athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013, and ESPN recognized him as the world’s fourth most famous athlete in 2016.
Current team: Barcelona – Spain
Value: £ 144 million
Playing Position: Forward
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi commonly known as Lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987, is an Argentinian footballer playing currently as a striker for Barcelona club and Argentina national football team.
He owns many noble titles such as the European Golden Ball 2009, Player Best of FIFA 2009, Golden Ball FIFA 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, so it is not difficult to understand why he is known to be one of the best players of all time and the best player in the world in his time. Moreover, he is also honored to be compared as a descendant of the legend Diego Maradona.
Ever since he started playing for Barcelona in 2005, he has always been a critical player in every Barcelona’s victory. Along with his team, Messi has won many big and small titles, including 5 La Liga championships and 3 Champions League championships.
Although he did not attend the 2006 Final with Arsenal, Barca still won with the score 2-1. In two finals in 2009 and 2011 with the rival Manchester United, Messi scored two goals. He not only holds for the most goals in a season for Barcelona with 53 goals, but he has also been the first three times in a row to win the UEFA Champions League top scorer (since the tournament was renamed).
Messi is the first player in football history receive the Golden Ball 5 times
Furthermore, Messi is the first player in football history receive the Golden Ball 5 times (for both before and after consolidating two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and the European Golden Ball into FIFA Gold Ball in 2011).
Most importantly, he ranked above the legends such as Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini and Marco van Basten who all received the Golden Ball three times and he were the second player to win the Golden Ball three times in a row, after Michel Platini.
As a well-skilled player, Messi often takes individual shots from the middle of the pitch or on the right flank towards the goal, especially in Barca’s counter-attacks. Even so, he is also a player who knows how to coordinate well with his teammates because he has useful labels, good passes, and creative coordination, especially with his teammates Xavi and Iniesta.
Also, he always takes on the penalty of the team. When referring to his skills, Maradona once said: “The ball stays glued to his foot; I see great players in my career, but I never see anyone with Messi’s ball control.” Maradona also said he believes Messi is the best player in the current world.
Therefore, the readers can see that most of the players on the list are at the most mature age in their career (22-30), except Messi is over 30 years old. Besides, Cristiano Ronaldo has no longer participated in the top 10 for being 34 years old and switching to Juventus for a transfer price of less than 100 million Euro. Will the list change in the coming years? Try to guess by leaving a comment below!