The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League brings together, once again, the best footballers in the world. However, the distribution of that talent is not very equitable. To see it clearly, ESPN.com Presents you a ranking that orders the 32 participants in this edition according to the value of their squad (expressed in millions of euros), from the most modest to the most valuable. Here we go:
Colombians Hansel Zapata and Frank Castañeda are his most valuable players. Both are valued at 1 million euros. The Peruvian Gustavo Dulanto, barely worth 500 thousand euros.
31: Malmo FF – 25.93 million
Only 8 players are worth more than 1 million euros, among them the Peruvian Sergio Peña (1.2 million). Their most valuable player is Bosnian defender Anel Ahmedhodzic (4 million).
30: Young Boys – 62.08 million
Cameroonian striker Jean-Pierre Nsame is his most sought-after player (7 million euros). Only 3 players are valued at 5 million or more.
29: Besiktas – 103.45 million
His most valuable jewel is the Algerian winger Rachid Ghezzal (12 million). Only 3 players on the squad are worth more than 10 million euros.
Forward Sekou Koita, with a market value of $ 12.5 million, is the MVP on the roster. There are 5 players valued at 10 million or more.
Valued at 25 million, winger Viktor Tsygankov is the jewel of the Ukrainian champion. Just 3 players, all nationals, are worth more than 10 million.
Noa Lang, winger brought in from Ajax, is their most valuable player (22 million). There are 6 players who are valued at 10 million or more.
25: Zenit – 170.7 million
The figure of the Russian team is the Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun (25 million). There are 8 players on the roster who are worth more than 10 million. Among them, the Colombian Wilmar Barrios (18 million).
The Brazilian presence is a constant in the Ukrainian club. Teté, Dodó and the Israeli Manor Salomón, valued at 20 million, are his figures.
In the Portuguese champion the figure is the Spanish Pablo Sarabia (25 million), who has just arrived from PSG. There are 4 players on the squad worth 20 million or more. Uruguayan Sebastián Coates (14 million) is another of the most appreciated players.
22: FC Porto – 262 million
The figure of the Portuguese dragon is the Mexican Jesús Corona (30 million). The Colombian Luis Díaz (25 million) is the 2nd most valuable piece. There are 8 players valued at 15 million or more, including another Colombian, Mateus Uribe (15 million).
21: Lille – 272 million
The French champion has 7 players valued above 20 million. His jewel is Canadian striker Jonathan David (35 million).
20: Benfica – 286.5 million
There are only 5 players valued at 20 million or more, one of them the Uruguayan Darwin Núñez. The figure is the Portuguese interior Rafa Silva (23 million).
19: Wolfsburg – 287.75 million
The most valuable player of the German team is the Dutch Wout Weghost (30 million). The squad has 4 players valued at 25 million or more.
18: Villarreal – 298.9 million
The yellow submarine has 5 players worth 20 million or more, the most valuable is the defender Pau Torres (50 million). The Ecuadorian Pervis Estupiñán (15 million) is among the most valued.
17: Ajax – 324.3 million
The Dutch champion participates in the Champions League with 7 footballers worth more than 20 million. Among them the Argentines Nicolás Tagliafico (22 million) and Lisandro Martínez (23 million). The most valuable is Ryan Gravenberch (33 million).
16: Atalanta – 415.35 million
The Bergamo team has 4 players valued above 30 million, such as Colombians Luis Muriel (30 million) and Duván Zapata (33 million). The most valuable is the German Robin Gosens (35 million).
15: Seville – 430.9 million
There are 4 players of the Andalusian team valued at more than 40 million, among them the Argentine Lucas Ocampos. The French Jules Koundé (60 million) is his most precious jewel.
14: AC Milan – 466.9 million
The Nerazzurri wants to stomp again in the Champions League with a squad with just 4 players priced at 30 million or more. His figure is the Ivorian Franck Kessié (55 million).
13: RB Lepizig – 505.55 million
The German Red Bull team has 9 footballers valued at 25 million or more. His figure is the Spanish Dani Olmo (50 million).
Norwegian Erling haaland, valued at 130 million, is the undisputed jewel of the German team and one of the most valued in the world. It is indeed, the only player worth 3 figures outside of the 5 most expensive schools. In the entire Dortmund squad there are only 8 footballers worth more than 25 million.
The Italian champion has in his squad 8 players valued at 30 million or more. The Argentines Joaquín Correa (30 million) and Lautaro Martínez (80 million), their most sought-after player, stand out.
10: Juventus – 640.4 million
La Vecchia Signora opens the Top ten of more valuable schools. Already without Cristiano Ronaldo, his most appreciated player is the Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt (75 million). In the entire squad there are 10 footballers worth 30 million or more.
After a traumatic market, marked by the departure of Lionel Messi and other figures, This austere version of the Catalan team will go to the Champions League with only 8 players valued above 30 million. The most sought-after is the Dutch Frenkie De Jong (90 million). In a squad like a lot of young talent (Pedri -80 million-, Ansu Fati -60 million-), the Uruguayan center-back Ronald Araújo (25 million) stands out as one of his 10 most valuable players.
This opulent Atleti del Cholo Simeone will look for another Champions final with a squad that has 11 footballers worth 30 million or more. The 2 best valued are the Portuguese Joao Félix and the Spanish Marcos Llorente, both worth 80 million. The Uruguayan Josema Giménez is priced at 60 million and the Argentines Ángel Correa and Rodrigo De Paul at 40 million.
It would seem to not have as many figures and to be a less valuable establishment than usual. However, Madrid now have 13 players worth 30 million or more. His most precious figure is the Brazilian Casemiro (70 million) and, very close, It is followed by the Uruguayan Federico Valverde (65 million).
The German champion invested 57.5 million more in signings than he entered by sales in this market. Thus, his current roster has 11 players worth more than 35 million. His figure is the German Joshua Kimmich (90 million).
5: Liverpool – 879.5 million
Jürgen Klopp is in command of a squad Top five as for the value of your template. The Egyptian Mohammed Salah (100 million) is his asset. In total, 8 footballers are priced at 50 million or more.
4: Chelsea – 881.5 million
The current champion of the Champions faces the defense of the title with only 6 players priced at 50 million or more. The most valuable of all, the Belgian Romelu Lukaku (100 million), was his great reinforcement in this transfer market.
The return of Cristiano Ronaldo, which excites the fans so much, put United on the podium of the most valuable teams in this Champions League. In the entire squad there are 7 footballers worth 50 million or more and 2 joined in this market: English Jadon Sancho (100 million) and Raphaël Varane (70 million). To them we must add Cristiano (45 million), the 8th most expensive player on the squad.
2: PSG – 998.45 million
The incorporation of Lionel Messi strengthens an already highly valued squad whose sole objective is to be champion of the Champions League. The squad led by Pochettino concentrates its value on its great stars. He is the only one with 2 players valued in 3 figures: the Brazilian Neymar (100 million) and the French Kylian Mbappé (160 million). The podium is completed by Messi (80 million). In total, only 7 players are worth more than 50 million and 3 of them joined in this passing window: the Italian Gianluggi Donnarumma (65 million), the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi (60 million) and, of course, Messi.
Pep Guardiola’s team is the team with a billion euros. The only club that breaks that barrier faces this Champions League with the fresh memory of the final lost in the last edition. He will share the group with PSG, his pursuer in this ranking. Its most valuable figure is the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne (100 million). The English Jack Greylish, for whom he paid 117.5 million is hardly appreciated by half (65 million). Its squad exceeds in value the sum of the 9 least valued teams. Includes 11 players worth 50 million or more. No club has so many highly sought-after footballers.