With the World Cup now over, transfer values have been updated. As 2022 comes to a close, this is the planet’s most expensive XI, per Transfermarkt.
Courtois’ performances in Qatar were by no means outstanding, but he’s the best keeper in the world and won LaLiga and the Champions League.
(Goalkeeper - Real Madrid)
A player blessed with an explosive burst of pace, the Bayern Munich left-back was Canada’s stand-out performer at the World Cup.
(Defender - Bayern)
The Croatia defender was a revelation at the World Cup, leading his market value to rise from €60m to €75m.
(Defender - RB Leipzig)
The centre-back remains one of the most reliable in the world. He was key to Man City’s Premier League win, and is a fixture for Portugal.
(Defender - Man City)
The right-back was one of Morocco’s leaders in Qatar. His price has risen by €5m, to €70m. He has a very bright future ahead of him.
(Defender - PSG)
At 22, he is already a nailed-on starter for European champions Real Madrid and World Cup runners-up France. His value is up by €10m.
(Midfielder - Real Madrid)
The England midfielder is Europe’s most sought-after player. His market worth has risen by €10m: he’s now valued at €110m.
(Midfielder - Dortmund)
Bellingham’s England colleague is also valued at €110m. The City star looks destined to be a dominant figure in the European game.
(Midfielder - Man City)
A Spanish and European champion with Madrid in 2022, Vinícius has come on leaps and bounds this year, and his value has shot up accordingly.
(Forward - Real Madrid)
Haaland wasn’t in Qatar, because Norway didn’t qualify. His market worth has remained steady at €170m, making him the globe’s second-priciest player.
(Forward - Man City)
Mbappé’s eight goals for France at World Cup 2022 have sent his value up to €180m, so he’s now the most valuable player on the planet.
(Forward - PSG)
GVARDIOL (RB Leipzig)
COURTOIS (Real Madrid)
DÍAS (Man City)
TCHOUAMÉNI (Real Madrid)
FODEN (Man City)
VINÍCIUS (Real Madrid)
HAALAND (Man City)