The Top Five Most Valuable African Players Revealed : Two Super Eagles Midfielders Make List
Published: January 07, 2020
The Top Five Most Valuable African Players Revealed : Two Super Eagles Midfielders Make List
CIES Football Observatory have published an exclusive list of the most valuable players in the big five European leagues consisting of Spanish La Liga, Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1.

166 footballers are valued at more than €50 million, with the top five most valuable African players featuring in the English top-flight.

With a market value of €175.1 million, Liverpool's Egypt international Mohamed Salah is presently the most expensive African player followed by his Senegalese teammate Sadio Mane at €155.6m.

Arsenal's Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe took the third spot with a market value of 93.5 million euros.

Completing the top five Africans are two Super Eagles midfielders Alex Iwobi (Everton) and Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), who are rated at €73m and €70.1m respectively.

Kylian Mbappe (€265.2 million), Raheem Sterling (€223.7m), Salah, Jadon Sancho (€168.9m) and Sadio Mane are the top five most valuable players in the world.

Lille youngster Victor Osimhen was the most valuable Nigerian forward in the list with a market value of 62.9 million euros.

Top Five Most Valuable African Players

1) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - €175.1 million

2) Sadio Mane (Liverpool)- €155.6 million

3) Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal) - €93.5 million

4) Alex Iwobi (Everton) - €73 million

5) Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester) - €70.1 million

Ifeanyi Emmanuel
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