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Most Valuable Players of EURO 2020

Sun 04 July 2021 | 19:29

From the likes of Real Madrid legends Karim Benzema to Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Euro 2020 is littered with incredible names. Read on to find out more about the most Valuable Players of EURO 2020.

The 2020 European Championship has finally commenced after a year of postpone, and football lovers from all over the world are relieved to behold the biggest international European competition.

The best players of the green continent have gathered in different national teams to compete and win the beautiful silver cup of EUROs for their country.

As a matter of fact, of the world's top 20 most valuable players, 14 are European, meaning how good European players have become in recent years.

The tournament always features some of European football's biggest names, and this year is no different.

Most Valuable Players of EURO 2020:

In this article, we have taken a look at the list of the

most valuable players of EURO 2020

, their national teams, and their current form. The prices are from www.transfermarkt.com as the world of football's most authentic website for players' values.

Kylian Mbappe - market Value: €160.00m, France

  • Full name: Kylian Mbappé Lottin

  • Date of birth: 20 December 1998 (age 23)

  • Place of birth: Paris, France

  • Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

  • Position(s): Forward

The French superstar is the well expected number.1 on the list of the 

most valuable players of EURO 2020

, as well as being the entire world's most valuable player.

Kylian Mbappe

has become a world class footballer from a very young age, and was a starter at the age of 19 in 2018 World Cup in France's winning campaign. The 22-yealr-old attacker was League 1 top scorer with 27 goals within 31 matches. He also provided 7 assists and was the best player of

Paris Saint-Germain

.

Moreover, he helped PSG reach the Champions League semi-finals by scoring 8 goals and providing 2 assists in 10 games.

Many see him as the heir to Ronaldo and Messi's empire, but he has a lot to achieve yet to be compared to those 2 superstars. However, being the most valuable player in the world seems to be a promising start for the young French player.

Harry Kane - market value: €120.00m, England

  • Full name: Harry Edward Kane

  • Date of birth: 28 July 1993 (age 28)

  • Place of birth: Walthamstow, England

  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

  • Position(s): Striker

Harry Kane

is the 2nd player in the

ranking every Euro 2020 squad by their transfer value

. He sees Erling Haaland (€130.00m) above him in the list of most valuable players in the world, but Norway did not qualify for EURO 2020, and Harry Kane reached the 2nd place.

Harry Kane has had a brilliant individual season: He finished the Premier League as the top scorer with 23 goals, as well as being the League's top assist provider with 14 assists.

Nonetheless, he could not reach any glory with his club

Tottenham Hotspurs

like the past few seasons, and has revealed his tendency to leave the club after 8 years this summer.

Moreover, the 27-year-old striker is England's first captain, and will be carrying a heavy burden as the current generation is regarded as the golden generation of England with high expectations surrounding them.

Jadon Sancho - market value: €100.00m, England

  • Full name: Jadon Malik Sancho

  • Date of birth: 25 March 2000 (age 21)

  • Place of birth: Camberwell, England

  • Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

  • Position(s): Winger

The young English star is the 3rd player in the list of valuable players of EURO 2020. He has shown absolutely astonishing performances throughout the last 3 seasons at Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga.

The 21-year-old winger has scored 37 goals and has provided 41 assists in 92 Bundesliga matches within the ages of 18 to 21 in the last 3 seasons, which resulted in him being scouted by so many big European clubs, and his transfer to

Manchester United

this summer is an imagine-done deal.

Furthermore,

Jadon Sancho

is currently the 4th-most valuable player in the world, and with regard to his age and form, is very likely to ascend in the list.

Sancho's outstanding performances have been revered by so many experts and a very bright future is expected for him in the upcoming years. English fans also count on his pace and dribbling skills to finally win a EURO trophy.

Kevin De Bruyne - market value: €100.00m, Belgium

  • Full name: Kevin De Bruyne

  • Date of birth: 28 June 1991 (age 30)

  • Place of birth: Drongen, Belgium

  • Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder

Manchester City's superstar, who has also been selected as the PFA Players' Player of the Year in Premier League in the last 2 seasons, stands 4th on the list of

Euro 2020: most valuable players in the competition

.

The Belgian man is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world of football, and you can hardly see a match in which

Kevin De Bruyne

does not have a major impact on the result. Kevin turned 30 on 28 June 2021, and is in his best form.

Furthermore, he played a pivotal role in Manchester City's winning the 2020/21 Premier League title by scoring 6 goals and providing 12 assists within 25 matches. He also helped his team win the English League Cup last season.

Belgium finished the 2018 World Cup in the 3rd place, and with a number of players known as "Belgium Golden Generation" will be looking for nothing but the title this summer, and all of Belgium fans' eyes will expect Kevin De Bruyne to shine in the EUROs.

Romelu Lukaku - market value: €100.00m, Belgium

  • Full name: Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli

  • Date of birth: 13 May 1993 (age 28)

  • Place of birth: Antwerp, Belgium

  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)

  • Position(s): Striker

The fifth player of the ranking every Euro 2020 squad by their transfer value is another Belgian player:

Romelu Lukaku

. The powerful striker has had a great season at

Inter Milan

, winning the Serie A trophy with Nerazzurri.

Lukaku scored 24 goals and provided 11 assists within 36 League games for Inter Milan. In addition, the 28-year-old man has a very strong build that terrifies every defender he faces.

Moreover, Lukaku has been extremely successful on international stage for Belgium where he has scored 63 goals in 97 appearances for the Red Devils. With regard to his age, he is very likely to be threatening Ali Daei and Cristiano Ronaldo's record of most goals for a national team.

Belgium fans rely on him on a great scale to finally win a major international trophy with the best footballers' generation of their history. Romelu Lukaku stands 6th in the list of most valuable players in the world.

Frenkie De Jong - market value: €90.00m, Netherlands

  • Full name: Frenkie de Jong

  • Date of birth: 12May 1997 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Gorinchem, Netherlands

  • Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder

The 24-year-old Dutch midfielder, 

Frenkie de Jong

, is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. He is the 9th-most valuable player in the world, and 6th in the list of

most valuable players of EURO 2020

.

The

FC Barcelona

player scored 3 goals and provided 4 assists in the last LaLiga season for Blaugrana, and was also a vital player in winning the Copa del Rey. Netherlands fans are lucky to have a world class midfielder like him.

Raheem Sterling - market value: €90.00m, England

  • Full name: Raheem Shaquille Sterling

  • Date of birth: 8 December 1994 (age 27)

  • Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica

  • Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

  • Position(s): Winger, attacking midfielder

It's no surprise that England has the most valuable squad among the EURO 2020 teams with a total value of €1.26bn, given the fact that there are 4 English players among the top 10 valuable players of EURO 2020- with Marcus Rashford standing 10th in the list.

Raheem Sterling

won the Premier League and the English League Cup, and reached the final of UEFA Champions League with

Manchester City

last season, and was a key player for his team. He scored 10 goals and provided 7 assists in the League games.

He has been in a great form for his national team as he has scored 15 goals in his last 20 international games. He is a starter for Gareth Southgate, and English fans count on him significantly to finally reach an achievement in European Championships.

Joshua Kimmich - market value: €90.00m, Germany

  • Full name: Joshua Walter Kimmich

  • Date of birth: 8 February 1995 (age 26)

  • Place of birth: Rottweil, Germany

  • Height: 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder, right-back

Joshua Kimmich

is the most valuable player in Germany squad, and stands 8th in the list of most valuable players of EURO 2020. Kimmich has been a very pivotal player for both Germany and

Bayern Munich

national team in the last couple of years.

He played in 27 Bundesliga games last season, scored 4 goals, provided 10 assists and won the title with the Bavarians. He was also a vital part of the squad that won the European Treble with Bayern in 2019/20 season.

The 26-year-old player has made 59 appearances for German national team so far, and seems to be proceeding even more. German fans are very proud of having a player with the characteristics of him: a true fighter in the midfield.

Bruno Fernandes - market value: €90.00m, Portugal

  • Full name: Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes

  • Date of birth: 8 September 1994 (age 27)

  • Place of birth: Maia, Portugal

  • Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)

  • Position(s): Attacking midfielder

Yes, it's true.

Cristiano Ronaldo

is no longer the most valuable Portuguese player in the world- and not even the second, as you will see- and Manchester United star has taken over.

Bruno Fernandes

has undoubtedly been the Red Devil's best player since his arrival at the Old Trafford, and he was arguably the best player of the Premier League in the last season where he scored 18 goals and provided 12 assists, while being an attacking midfielder! Bruno Fernandes has been in an absolutely great form and Portugal fans revere him very much.

Marcus Rashford - market value: €85.00m, England

  • Birth name: Marcus Rashford

  • Date of birth: 31 October 1997 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Manchester, England

  • Position(s): Forward

The 23-year-old Manchester United attacker is the 10th most valuable player of the tournament. The Red Devils finished the PL as the runner-ups behind the fellow Citizens, and

Marcus Rashford

scored 11 goals and provided 9 assists for his team to be the team's 2nd most influential player behind Bruno Fernandes, who had an impact on a total of 30 goals (18 goals, 12 assists). Rashford's pace and powerful shots are what make English people more hopeful to this tournament.

Joao Felix - market value: €80.00m, Portugal

  • Full name: João Félix Sequeira

  • Date of birth: 10 November 1999 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Viseu, Portugal

  • Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Position(s): Forward

As we said, Cristiano Ronaldo is not even the 2nd most valuable Portuguese player in the world, and the young

Joao Felix

stands 2nd in the list. The 21-year-old second striker plays for Atletico Madrid, the champion of 2020/21LaLiga season.

Felix took part in 31 league games (14 as a starter), scored 7 goals and provided 5 assists for his teammates. Furthermore, he is said to have a bright future with the great potential he has shown at a young age. Portugal's attack line is one of the scariest ones of the tournament with Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, and Bruno Fernandes.

Phil Foden - market value: €80.00m, England

  • Full name: Philip Walter Foden

  • Date of birth: 28 May 2000 (age 21)

  • Place of birth: Stockport, England

  • Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)

  • Position(s): Midfielder

Pep Guardiola's favorite player is the 12th most valuable player in EURO 2020. He has a very important role in Manchester City despite his very young age: 21. Foden played in 28 league games for the Citizens, scored 9 goals and assisted 5 goals.

The young talent has shown the potential to be something very special in football, and Gareth Southgate will certainly rely on him to make differences in EURO 2020. Foden started his football in Man City academy and made his debut for the senior team in 2016. He has made 134 appearances ever since, and we will hear a lot more about him in the upcoming years.

Marcos Llorente - market value: €80.00m, Spain

  • Full name: Marcos Llorente Moreno

  • Date of birth: 30 January 1995 (age 26)

  • Place of birth: Madrid, Spain

  • Height: 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder, second striker

Marcos Llorente

is the most valuable Spanish player according the Transfermarkt website. The Atletico Madrid midfielder spent a wonderful season at Wanda Metropolitano where they managed to win the LaLiga title, and Llorente was one of the most decisive players of the squad by scoring 12 goals and providing 11 assists.

Moreover, he is a very versatile player that is capable of playing in several positions such as central midfielder, attacking midfielder, center forward, right midfielder, and right back. Having such player is every manager's desire to enter a tournament.

Matthijs De Ligt - market value: €75.00m, Netherlands

  • Full name: Matthijs de Ligt

  • Date of birth: 12 August 1999 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Leiderdorp, Netherlands

  • Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Position(s): Centre-back

Matthijs De Ligt

is the 14th player in the list of the

most valuable players of EURO 2020

. The 21-year-old center back came into prominence when he became Ajax's captain at the age of only 19.

He joined Juventus in 2019, and has the potential to be one of the greatest defenders ever given his very strong build and tall stature as well as astounding leadership skills. Netherlands defense line is much scarier for every attacker with De Ligt in the line-up.

Ruben Dias - market value: €75.00m, Portugal

  • Full name: Rúben dos Santos Gato Alves Dias

  • Date of birth: 14 May 1997 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Amadora, Portugal

  • Height:1.86m (6 ft 1 in)

  • Position(s): Centre-back

Ruben Dias

won the Premier League Player of the Year award in his debut season at Manchester City last year. He played a pivotal role in Manchester City winning the PL title by playing in 32 games, performing 24 tackles, 90 clearances, and help Ederson Moraes keep 15 clean sheets.

Dias is only 24, and is said to be one of the best defenders in the world of football. Moreover, he helped the Citizens reach their first Champions League final. However, they were beaten by Chelsea 2 – 1, and failed to win their first ever UCL trophy.

Mason Mount - market value: €75.00m, England

  • Full name: Mason Tony Mount

  • Date of birth: 10 January 1999 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Portsmouth, England

  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

  • Position(s): Attacking midfielder / Central midfielder

Chelsea's young star is the 16th player in the list of most valuable players of EURO 2020. The 22-year-old

Mason Mount

was one of Chelsea's best players during the last season, at the end of which the Blues of London won the UEFA Champions League in the 2nd time in their history.

Mount also was a regular starter in the Premier League, where he played in 36 games, scored 6 goals and provided 5 assists. Moreover, his progress has been astonishing in terms of the market value: He was worth only €12.00m when he joined Chelsea in June 2019, and only 2 years later his current value is €75.00m.

Moreover, Mount is one of the young promising English players that football lovers in England count on significantly to finally bring the EURO Cup "Home".

Rodri - market value: €70.00m, Spain

  • Full name: Rodrigo Hernández Cascante

  • Date of birth:22 June 1996 (age 25)

  • Place of birth: Madrid, Spain

  • Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)

  • Position(s): Defensive midfielder

Rodri

is the 2nd most valuable defensive midfielder in the world behind Joshua Kimmich. The Spanish man had a bittersweet season with Manchester City in which they won the Premier League title and the English League Cup, while losing the final match of the Champions League to Chelsea.

The 25-year-old participated in 34 League games last season, and with 54 clearances and 36 interceptions was one of the best players of his team.

However, Rodri sees a seemingly unbeatable opponent in the national team to fight against to reach to starting line-up: Sergio Busquets, who is still one of the best CDMs in the world. Rodri's value might be even higher in the future, considering his age and his form in the last 2 seasons.

Leon Goretzka - market value: €70.00m, Germany

  • Full name: Leon Christoph Goretzka

  • Date of birth: 6 February 1995 (age 26)

  • Place of birth: Bochum, Germany

  • Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder

The 26-year-old

Leon Goretzka

helped Bayern Munich won their 9th consecutive Bundesliga title last season. He featured in 24 League games, scored 5 goals as well as recording 5 assists for his teammates.

He rankes number 2 among all players from Germany (after Bayern and national team teammate Joshua Kimmich), rankes 26th among all players around the world, and rankes 4 among all Bundesliga players. His value will probably increace in the future with regard to his age.

Serge Gnabry - market value: €70.00m, Germany

  • Full name: Serge David Gnabry

  • Date of birth: 14 July 1995 (age 26)

  • Place of birth: Stuttgart, Germany

  • Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)

  • Position(s): Winger

Another German player stands 19th in ranking every Euro 2020 squad by their transfer value. Gnabry experienced a €90.00m value in the September of 2020 after a few month of brilliant shining. He played in 27 Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich last season, and recorded 10 goals in addition to 2 assists.

Furthermore, Gnabry is the 3rd most valuable player among the footballers that are born in the year 1995, after Joshua Kimmich (€90.00), and Marcos Llorente (€80.00m).

In 2019/20 season when Bayern Munich won the European Treble, Gnabry was one of the most decisive players of the squad, and scored 9 goals and recorded 2 assists within 10 Champions League games for the Bavarians. He is 25, and has the opportunity to increase his value in the upcoming years.

Raphael Varane - market value: €70.00m, France

  • Full name: Raphaël Xavier Varane

  • Date of birth: 25 April 1993 (age 28)

  • Place of birth: Lille, France

  • Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)

  • Position(s): Centre-back

Regarded as one of the best center backs in the last decade,

Raphael Varane

is the 20th player in the list of most valuable players of EURO 2020. Although Varane did not spend a great season at Real Madrid, his performances were still satisfying.

Moreover, Varane is a decorated player who won the 2018 World Cup with France national team, and has won 4 UEFA Champions League with Los Blancos. His presence in France defense line is a sure thing, and the fans expect a lot from him.

Moreover, Varane is the 4th most valuable center back in the world behind Matthijs De Ligt, Marquinhos, and Ruben Dias. Furthermore, Varane is Real Madrid's most valuable player, 2nd in France's squad (behind Kylian Mbappe), and ranks 3 among the players born in 1993 (with Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku standing above him)

Kai Havertz - market value: €70.00m, Germany

  • Full name: Kai Lukas Havertz

  • Date of birth: 11 June 1999 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Aachen, Germany

  • Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

  • Position(s): Attacking midfielder

You can rarely find someone to say that

Kai Havertz

is not going to be one of the biggest players in the world in the near future. With respect to the potential this 22-year-old attacking midfielder has shown, German people and Chelsea fans are extremely hopeful toward the future.

Havertz scored Chelsea's winning goal in the final match of last season's UEFA Champions League, where they beat Man city 1 – 0 and won the title. Havertz ranks 2 among German Players (behind Kimmich), and 2nd in Chelsea (behind Mason Mount). Moreover, he stands 4th in the ranking of most valuable players that are born in the year 1999 (with Joao Felix, Matthijs De Ligt, and Mason Mount above him).

Bernardo Silva - market value: €70.00m, Portugal

  • Full name: Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva

  • Date of birth: 10 August 1994 (age 27)

  • Place of birth: Lisbon, Portugal

  • Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder, winger

Manchester City's attacking midfielder

Bernardo Silva

is the 22nd player in our list. He helped the Citizens win the Premier League trophy as well as the English League Cup last season. They also reached the final of UEFA Champions League.

He took part in 26 league games, scored 2 goals and notched 6 assists. Moreover, Silva is one of the players that have experienced being labeled €100.00m (within June to December of 2019). He is Portugal's 4th most valuable player, and ranks 4 among the players that are born in 1994 (behind Raheem Sterling, Bruno Fernandes, and Marquinhos)

Pedri - market value: €70.00m, Spain

  • Full name: Pedro González López

  • Date of birth: 25 November 2002 (age 19)

  • Place of birth: Tegueste, Spain

  • Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

  • Position(s): Central midfielder

Pedri

has been attracting eyes since his very first game for FC Barcelona. The 18-year-old midfielder was a regular starter for Blaugrana last season and was the player with the most matches played in, and is currently a starter at Spanish national team as well.

His brilliant performances have aroused lots of praises from big names of football world such as Barca legends Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez. When Pedri joined Barcelona his market value was €15.00m, and less than a year after that, Pedri is worth €70.00m.

The player is expected to have a bright future, and be a name to remember a century from now. Moreover, Pedri is the most valuable player born in the year 2002, and is FC Barcelona's 3rd most valuable player after Frenkie De Jong (90) and Lionel Messi (80). He is also Spain national team's 2nd most valuable player behind Marcos Llorente.

Mikel Oyarzabal - market value:  €70.00m, Spain

  • Full name: Mikel Oyarzabal Ugarte

  • Date of birth: 21 April 1997 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Eibar, Spain

  • Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Position(s): Winger, forward

Finally, the last player in our list of valuable players of EURO 2020 is the Spanish winger

Mikel Oyarzabal

. The

Real Sociedad

player scored 11 goals and recorded 8 assists within 33 LaLiga matches last season, and played an important role in the team finishing the league in the 5th place and qualifying for next season's Europa League.

The 24-year-old player shares the 2nd place of being the most valuable Spanish player with Pedri (behind Marcos Llorente), and the 5th most valuable player among the ones which are born in 1997 after Frenkie De Jong, Marcus Rashford, Lautaro Martinez, and Ruben Dias.

Oyarzabal can ascend more in the list regarding his age and current form, and he may join a bigger club after 6 years at Anoeta Stadium.

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