Biggest Player Market Value Increases in 2016

Published on December 13th, 2016

The King is in his office celebrating the season.  Throwing papers in the air.  Mini Xmas tree is on the desk.It is that time of the year.

Time to perhaps list the most improved players from a financial perspective in the year 2016.

The Transfermarkt website (link below) is continually updating football player market values and does so very accurately. A few things taken into consideration are: player age, position, form, health and potential.

Here are the top twenty football players whose market values have increased the most in the last year or so. Since July 1st, 2015 to be exact.

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1. Antoine Griezmann (25) - France - Atletico Madrid - €80m (+€35m)
2. Gonzalo Higuain (29) - Argentina - Juventus - €75m (+€32m)
3. Renato Sanches (19) - Portugal - Bayern Munich - €30m
4. Joao Mario (23) - Portugal - Inter Milan - €35m (+€27m)
5. Leroy Sane (20) - Germany - Man City - €30m (+€26m)
6. N'Golo Kante (25) - France - Chelsea FC - €30m (+€25.5m)
7. Robert Lewandowski (28) - €75m (+€25m)
8. Paul Pogba - (23) - France - Man Utd - €80m (+€25m)
9. Saul Niguez - (22) - Spain - Atletico Madrid - €35m (+€25m)
10. Anthony Martial - (21) - France - Man Utd - €32m (+€24m)
11. Riyad Mahrez - (25) - Algeria - Leicester City - €30m (+€23m)
12. John Stones - (22) - England - Man City - €35m (+€22m)
13. Eric Bailly - (22) - Ivory Coast - Man Utd - €25m (+€22m)
14. Yannick Carrasco - (23) - Belgium - Atletico Madrid - €30m (+€21m)
15. Thomas Muller - (27) - Germany - Bayern Munich - €75m (+€20m)
16. Pierre-emerick Aubameyang - (27) - Gabon - Borussia - €45m (+€20m)
17. Neymar - (24) - Brazil - Barcelona - €100m (+€20m)
18. Jan Oblak - (23) - Slovenia - Atletico Madrid - €35m (+€20m)
19. Henrikh Mkhitaryan - (27) - Armenia - Man Utd - €37m (+€19m)
20. Kalidou Koulibaly - (25) - Senegal - Napoli - €28m (+€19m)

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These are the great and rising stars of today's football.

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Source: Transfermarkt