414 views | Stanley Ugagbe | October 27, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has had an enormous impact on the football industry, causing considerable drops in clubs’ revenues and their players’ market value.
According to data presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Hazard, Kepa and Messi, top the list of the biggest market value drops in 2020. Statistics show the three famous footballers lost €142 million in combined market value since the beginning of the year.
Hazard`s Market Value Halved to €60 Million, the Biggest Fall This Year
Real Madrid’s left-winger Eden Hazard has witnessed the most significant drop in market valuation this year, revealed the TransferMarkt data. In June 2019, while the Belgian footballer played for Chelsea, his market value amounted to €150 million, the highest figure in the career. However, by the end of 2019, this value dropped to €120 million.
The year 2020 hasn’t been easy for the famous left-winger, bringing a new significant drop in his market value. Statistics show Eden Hazard was worth €60 million in October, a 50% plunge since the beginning of the year.
Chelsea’s goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has witnessed the second-largest drop, losing 70% of his market value this year. Statistics show Kepa was valued at €18 million as of October, a €42 million fall since December 2019.
Lionel Messi witnessed the third-largest decrease in 2020, with his market value going down from €140 million in December 2019 to €100 million in October, a 28% plunge in ten months. The TransferMarkt data also indicate the FC Barcelona right winger’s market value has constantly been falling since May 2018, when it peaked at €180 million.
Antoine Griezmann and Dele Alli round the top five list, with a €40 million and €38 million market value drop in 2020, respectively.
Alphonso Davies Tops the List of Biggest Market Value Increases in 2020
Although many European football teams have witnessed immense market value drop since the beginning of the year, some footballers increased their value significantly in 2020.
Statistics show Alphonso Davies tops the list of the most significant market value growths this year. In December 2019, the famous Bayern Munich left-back was valued at €25 million. In September, this figure peaked at €80 million, a 220% jump in nine months.
FC Barcelona left-winger, Ansu Fati, ranked second with a €40 million increase and €80 million in market value as of October.
Borussia Dortmund’s center-forward player Erling Haaland also hit €80 million in market value this month, a €35 million jump since the beginning of the year. Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood follow, with a €30 million market value increase, each.