Who are the most valuable players in world football?

Pedri, Haaland, Vinicius Junior and de Jong all near the top - but who is No 1?

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Kylian Mbappe's decision to sign a new contract at Paris-Saint Germain has made him the world's most valuable footballer, according to a new survey.

The PSG striker's worth has been listed as £175.89 million ($220.48m) – elevating him above new Manchester City recruit Erling Haaland, Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Barcelona's Pedri.

Mbappe has enjoyed a successful season despite PSG's shock exit from the Champions League, netting 43 goals for his club and France.

The striker seemed destined for a move to Real Madrid, but instead signed a new three-year PSG deal worth almost £1m a week, rocketing him to the top of the pile, according to the algorithm used in CIES Football Observatory's biannual list.

Phil Foden, Romelu Lukaku, Jude Bellingham, Jadon Sancho and a whole load of world stars are in the list, which is compiled using various factors including age and length of contract remaining – meaning no place for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo or Mohamed Salah.

To reveal the values of the world's top 50 players, in reverse order, see the gallery above. To view the next image and value, just swipe or click the arrow.

The top 10 most valuable players in world football

  1. Kylian Mbappe - Paris-Saint Germain, £175.89m
  2. Vinicius Jr - Real Madrid, £158.52m
  3. Erling Haaland - Dortmund/Manchester City, £130.54m
  4. Pedri - Barcelona, £115.57m
  5. Jude Bellingham - Borussia Dortmund, £114.37m
  6. Phil Foden - Manchester City, £106.08m
  7. Frenkie de Jong - Barcelona, £96.24m
  8. Luis Diaz - Liverpool, £94.1m
  9. Ruben Dias - Manchester City, £93.76m
  10. Ferran Torres - Barcelona, £93.67m
Updated: June 06, 2022, 11:47 AM
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