Mo Salah And Victor Osimhen Are The Most Valuable African Footballers In 2022.

Egyptian star Mohammed Salah and Nigeria's Victor Osimhen has become the only Africans who have been named in CIES_Football Top 100 most valuable players worldwide.

While Mo Salah was ranked 81st on the list and estimated transfer valued at €55 million, Victor Osimhen with a worth of €51 million, and ranked 97th by the Football Observatory.

The 29-year-old Salah, joined Liverpool for a club record transfer fee of €42.7m plus add-ons from Roma in 2017 and has gone on to score 156 goals in 254 appearances so far for the Reds.

Salah is the only Liverpool's fifth player  ranked in the top 100 after Luis Diaz at €110m, Trent Alexander-Arnold at €87.4M, Diogo Jota at €85.3M, Alisson Becker at €68.4M, then Salah is valued at €55.5M.

Meanwhile 23-year-old Osimhen on the other hand, joined Napoli for a club-record fee of €70 million from Lille, potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.

He has so far scored 28 goals in 62 appearances for the Parthenopeans.

Osimhen is the only Napoli's player in the list, but the 12th of 13 players from the Serie A, with Lautaro Martinez being the most valuable player from the Italian league at (€106.7 million).


The Premier League dominated the list, with 41 of the 100 players playing in the English top flight, and Manchester City having the most players (12).

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A report on the 100 most expensive footballers was produced by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), sees Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain tops the list with a €205.6 million valuation, Vinicius Jnr. of Real Madrid, and Erling Haaland of Manchester City round out the top three with €185.3 million and €152.5 million, respectively.

Ballon d'Or record holders Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo did not make the cut. And the explanation isn't hard to imagine: they're both getting older, and their returns are dwindling.

Sergino Dest of Barcelona, Jonathan Davies of Lille, Timo Werner, Yeremi Pino, and Donyell Malen of Lille are among the players ranked higher than Osimhen.

Players' worth is determined by their age, contract length, on-field performance, economic effect, inflation, career growth, and international standing.

🔝 Below Is The World's Top-Ten most valuable Footballers, according to CIES:

🇫🇷 Kylian Mbappe - €205.6M

🇧🇷 Vinicius Jr - €185.3M

🇳🇴 Erling Haaland - €152.6M

🇪🇸 Pedri Gonzalez - €135.1M

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jude Bellingham - €133.7M

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Phil Foden - €124M

🇳🇱 Frenkie De Jong - €112.5M

🇨🇴 Luis Diaz - €110M

🇵🇹 Rúben Dias - €109.6M

🇪🇸 Ferran Torres - €109.5M

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