Kylian Mbappe: France & Paris Saint-Germain teenager the Most Valuable Player in World Football
Posted: 6 November 2018 Time: 16:30
Kylian Mbappe is officially ranked as the most valuable footballer in the world and the only one worth more than €200 million, as per the CIES Football Observatory.
In its latest report, the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) estimated the values of the world's top players in each position, with Mbappe topping the forward's category and overall:
Most expensive big-5 league forwards from a transfer value perspective according to @CIES_Football algorithm #Mbappé #Kane #Neymar #Salah #Coutinho Top 10 per position at https://t.co/lspuvEmv7w pic.twitter.com/eqJNgSIVT0— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) November 5, 2018
While some might suggest the inflated market has causet he 19-year-old to be ranked higher then Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, his record of 76 games 40 goals and 21 assists makes for incredible reading, as he's been directly involved in a Ligue 1 goal once every 74.97 minutes in his career.
Per the report, the Mbappe's value has increased by €23 million (£20.1 million) in October to see him leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
He also helped the Ligue 1 champions become the first side in the top-five European leagues record 12 straight victories in the start of a new campaign, with his 11 goals in and three assists in eight league starts.
Kylian Mbappe ✅— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 3, 2018
PSG are the first team in Europe’s top five leagues to win their opening 12 games of the season ???????? pic.twitter.com/h1hYCO2PqO