Football remains the world's favorite sport, and these valuations are a testament to its global appeal and the immense talent it nurtures.
Footballers are more than just players on the pitch; they are assets with varying market values that reflect their skill, potential, and contribution to the game.
A comprehensive study conducted by Premier Bet has delved deep into understanding which countries generate the most valuable footballers.
Here’s an in-depth look, starting from Uganda and moving through Africa to the broader global scenario.
While Uganda didn't make the main list in Premier Bet's study, there's no denying the talent springing from its grounds.
If you were to accumulate the values of the top 15 Ugandan players, you'd be looking at a striking USD 4,850,000 (UGX 18.1 billion).
The average market valuation for a Ugandan footballer is approximately USD 323,000.
Mali reigns supreme in Africa with the highest average player value pegged at £1,241,674. Their gem, Cheick Doucouré, alone is worth an impressive £30,052,756.
Following Mali, Côte d'Ivoire is not far behind with an average player valuation of £1,099,919.
The global arena is dominated by England, where the average footballer's worth exceeds £7 million.
France, with the football sensation Kylian Mbappé (worth over £154 million) at its forefront, clinches the second spot with an average player value of £6.7 million.
The study also threw up some intriguing facts: Bangladesh, despite its passion for football, has players with the lowest average value of £34,458.
Meanwhile, Thailand’s players have the oldest average age, positioned at 29 years.