Top 10 Countries With the Most Valuable Teams in the World

Top 10 Countries With the Most Valuable Teams in the World

Fred Kennedy
April 1, 2024 at 8:15 PM
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  • England and France are among the countries with the most expensive teams
  • Both countries have teams with a value of more than an eyewatering £1 billion
  • The two teams pride themselves with some of the best footballers in the world

All the major leagues in the world are headed for the international break this weekend, meaning there won't be action in a number of divisions like the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga, and the French Ligue 1.

While most football fans frown on the international break, the period does offer some an opportunity to continue watching their favourite football stars turn out for their respective countries.

A number of these countries are privileged to have some of the top football stars within their ranks, making them competitive on the global stage.

France players line up for the team photo prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match at Al Bayt Stadium. Photo by Lars Baron.
France players line up for the team photo prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match at Al Bayt Stadium. Photo by Lars Baron.
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According to Planet Football, England, France, and Portugal are some of the countries with the most valuable teams in the world.

In fact, the value of the squad for the three countries is over €1 billion each.

To put this into perspective, Manchester City, Arsenal, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain are the only four clubs that boast of squads with a similar value.

England, for instance, boasts a number of some of the world's best players, including Harry Kane, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, and Phil Foden.

In the France camp, we have the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Aurelien Tchouameni, Jules Kounde, and Presnel Kimpembe.

Sports Brief takes a look at the top 10 most valuable teams in the world. The value of the teams is according to TransferMarkt.

10. Belgium - Estimated market value: £461.88m

Boasting some of the world's most talented footballers, Belgium has become a dominant force in international football.

Players like Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku have long been at the forefront of the national team's success.

Currently, Manchester City ace Jeremy Doku leads the pack in terms of player value at a staggering £55.52 million.

9. Germany - Estimated market value: £541.36m

Germany's legacy in international football is undeniable.

With four World Cup titles to their name, the European football powerhouse has consistently been a force to be reckoned with.

While some believe their peak years might be over, young talent like Jamal Musiala are making a name for themselves in the space.

Musiala is valued at a whopping £94.82 million.

8. Netherlands - Estimated market value: £549.12m

The Netherlands have been dominant in the world of football, having produced some top talents over the years.

Xavi Simons, who is valued at £59.79 million, is currently the most valuable player in the team.

7. Argentina - Estimated market value: £621.53m

Argentina is home to football legends like Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.

The reigning world champions have a value of £621.53m, with Lautaro Martinez the most valuable player.

6. Italy - Estimated market value: £652.56m

The current European champions have a worth of £652.56m.

Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella is their highest-valued member at £64.06m.

5. Spain - Estimated market value: £772.38m

Despite hitting a rough patch since their 2010 World Cup triumph, Spain are quickly picking up the pieces to build a formidable team.

While Barcelona trio Pedri, Gavi and Lamine Yamal are quickly making their mark, it is Manchester City’s Rodri who is the highest-valued player at £93.95m.

4. Brazil - Estimated market value: £799.19m

Brazil have won the most World Cup titles than any other country for a reason.

The South American football giants continue to produce some of the finest footballers in the world.

Real Madrid ace Vinicius Jr is the most expensive player in the team.

3. Portugal - Estimated market value: £890m

The Cristiano Ronaldo-skippered side have a blend of world-class talent and promising youngsters such as such as Rafael Leao.

2. France - Estimated market value: £1.05bn

France are one of the only two teams whose worth is more than £1billion.

Their talisman Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable player with a worth of £153.74 million.

1. England - Estimated market value: £1.22bn

Finally on this list is England.

The Gareth Southgate-tutored team has a mix of a golden generation of young talent, who include the likes of Phil Foden and Declan Rice, making them the most valuable team in world football.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.